Houston Bernard Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Houston Bernard Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Lamitschka:  Music has many new fans throughout Europe who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen
or heard you?
Answer: Thats a good question, and one I often have difficulty answering. I think the simple answer is Country Rock. We have big guitars on occasion, a lot of it is uptempo, but they are true stories and we have elements of traditional sounding country mixed in with some modern country and a rock aesthetic. I would love your thoughts on it.
Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
Answer:  2019 has been great for us, it seems like more and more opportunities are opening for us. We are an independant country act so we have those challenges, but we are doing more fly out dates and some short tours around the United States. We have released 2 singles this year along with videos that have been distributed all over the world. We have had some interest in touring Europe, but nothing solid yet.
Lamitschka:  What is your latest CD and how is it doing?
 Answer: Our latest album is "Lucky Man" it is doing well, better than expected for an independent act.
Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the CD?  Is there a story behind the name?

Answer: It is simple really, I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to play music for people as I have performed many genres over the years, but nothing ever felt like home, as does country music. My father and my uncle were professional musicians in Oklahoma and Nashville for many years, so I put playing country music off for a long time. But, since I started playing, I have really appreciated and found I was a "Lucky Man" to have this opportunity and I will keep playing as long as you want to hear me. 

Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?

Answer: I write or co-write most of the songs, or I ask writers I write with if they have anything they think that might fit me. I love singing other peoples songs in a different way than I like singing the songs I write.

Lamitschka:  What is the difference between your last CD and your current one?

Answer: The last CD was rushed, we had a deadline and I think if we took more time the production value would have been higher. Also, I wrote all of the songs, and co-wrote a couple with our last drummer. Very different, but I love those songs too.

Lamitschka:  What will your next single be?

Answer: The next single is "NEVER GROW OLD" its a perfect song for my story, still following my dreams, after 3 country albums, I still have a fire and drive to keep creating and performing. I encourage everyone to follow their dreams, and enjoy the journey.

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