Ava Rowland Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Ava Rowland Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?

Answer:  The last year for me has been so much fun and super busy! First of all, my first ever CD Polaroid Picture came out. I traveled a lot for performances to Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana. I got to perform at the Legendary Blue Bird Café. I’ve opened up for Montgomery Gentry, John Michael Montgomery, Drake White, Allie Colleen and Emily Hackett. I made my first music video to my first single Polaroid Picture and that actually came out on my birthday, November 16, 2018. The music video was so much fun to shoot and it makes it even more special to me because I got to have my Grandma in it. I‘m looking forward to the next year coming up!

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

Answer:  Yes! I write my own songs. It happens differently everytime. Sometimes I will just write the lyrics or I will write the lyrics and the music. Then I go into my writing sessions with my co-writers and we add the finishing touches to it.

Lamitschka:  What kind of songs do you like to record the most?

Answer:  I like to record ballets because I like the control and tone of my vocals when I’m performing them. Ballets pull on my heartstrings.
Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and what's the story behind it?

Answer:  My favorite and most personal song I’ve recorded is Exit Sign. I was in a relationship that was mentally, physical, spiritually, and emotionally abusive. Being with this guy was like seeing an exit sign, but you couldn’t find the way out. Finally one day I woke up and told myself I am strong enough to leave him and that’s when I walked through the exit sign.

Lamitschka:  Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?

Answer:  Yes I have two stories! Someone tagged me in a post on facebook of a bride walking down the aisle to her groom and the song they used was my song Polaroid Picture. The couple had a blanket made with pictures from the wedding that included the lyrics to the song…“They don’t make them like you anymore“. My next story is about my 2nd grade teacher who just recently passed away. Her husband asked me to sing at her funeral. He was telling me before the service how much his wife loved my music. He then told me she was being buried holding a copy of my CD.

Lamitschka:  As an artist, you so many tasks such as recording, touring, interviews. What do you like best, what's your favorite activity?

Answer:  They all are so much fun, but I think my favorite is recording. I love creating and putting my emotions into each song. I could seriously live in a studio.

Lamitschka:  When you get time off, how do you like to relax?

Answer: When I‘m relaxing I like to read my Bible, watch Netflix, shop at the mall and exercise. When I’m not busy I really am a home body.   

Lamitschka:  What hopes and desires do you have?

Answer:  I hope to win a Grammy by the age of 28. I dream about going on a world tour and selling out the arenas. I hope to someday team up with the organzation Rachel’s Challenge and help create positive atmospheres in schools across the nation. I want to show God’s love to people through my actions. Oh! And I wouldn’t mind having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Lamitschka:  Is there any place you haven't played that you would like to?

Answer:  Someday I hope to perform at the Grand Ole Opry!!

Lamitschka:  Many music fans today get their information about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will fans find there?

Answer: Yes I have my own website. It’s www.avarowland.com . My fans can find pictures, videos, links to all my social medias, a biography and tour dates. We are currently in the process of getting my merchandise on there as well!

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