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Paul Cauthen Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Paul Cauthen 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:  Last year was great, I got to play Red Rocks and the Grand Ole Opry a couple times. I also got to travel further than I ever have into Europe. My music is spreading, and thats exciting.

Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the CD?  Is there a story behind the name?

Answer:  I lived in Room 41 at the Belmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas for two years. I wrote most of my songs for my next record there. It made the name choice pretty easy. 

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

Answer:  I write most of my songs myself with the help of a few core songwriters here in Dallas.
On this record specifically, I worked with Jason Burt, Beau Bedford & Wesley Geiger.

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

Answer:  This next record shows an organic evolution within my own sound. Have Mercy was a lot of the leftover material that I worked on for My Gospel. With Room 41, we tried to break down barriers and create something new. 

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become a songwriter?

Answer:  My Grandad, he would write extra verses to Gospel songs and sing them on Sundays during Church of Christ services. I remember his yellow legal pad that he’d keep all his extra verses on. 

Lamitschka:  What drives you?

Answer:  The love of a good woman, the search of a great song, the peace of a still river and the smoke of a smooth bong.

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

Answer:  I write songs that have true meaning to me. That come from the heart. 
Most songs that make the most money this day and age are written around a circle coffee table in a premeditated and formulated fashion. Can’t hate on them though, their boats and trucks are real nice. 

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

Answer: The slow burn.  

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

Answer:  I really like to golf in my downtime. Ive found it be the best way to turn my brain off, blow off some steam and take a break from the noise. 

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

Answer:  Sydney Opera House, The Gorge and  Wimbley Stadium

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