Scott Shipley Interview Part 3 by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Scott Shipley Interview Part 3 by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show


Lamitschka:  Are you doing anything to take music beyond its current borders or are you happy where it is?

Answer:  I think maybe we worry too much about which record bin to fit instead of who we can reach with our songs. Music can heal every problem in our world if we let it.

Lamitschka:  What was your big break that got you into the music business?

Answer:  I think maybe when I realized I was born to make music for people and started following that calling.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become an artist?

Answer:  I got to see Little Jimmy Dickens on a Grand Ole Opry package show when I was a kid. He stood there for an hour signing autographs and hugging necks after every other star on the show had went back to their buses. I got to share that memory with him one night backstage at the Opry many years later. His response was, "You have to let them love you back." I'll never forget that as long as I live.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become a songwriter?

Answer:  Seeing Kris Kristofferson perform on Johnny Cash's TV show when I was three, watching Guy Clarke do his song "Home Grown Tomatoes" on Austin City Limits years later, and of course my Dad.

Lamitschka:  What drives you?

Answer:  Doing good and being good.

Lamitschka:  What does it take to be a music icon?

Answer:  Your fans are your legacy.

Lamitschka:  What's unique about you that will differentiate you from other artists?

Answer:  I'm probably not as pretty as most of them other fellers, but what you see is exactly what you're gonna get.

Lamitschka:  What has been your greatest challenge in music business?

Answer: Learning to balance the two. I just wanna make music for folks and not let the business get in the way of that.

Lamitschka:  What moments in your career stand out in your memory as highlights and achievements which you are proud of?

Answer: My first time on the Grand Ole Opry stage, my first gig standing behind Johnny Cash, and "cutting heads" (an old Blues term for swapping licks) on stage with Steve Cropper after he told me my Dad got him started on guitar when he was a kid.
 
 
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