Ellinor Springstrike Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News Internatlional Magazine & Radio Show

Ellinor Springstrike Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News Internatlional Magazine & Radio Show

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

Last year was really special to me, In february I decided to do my music full time and in a couple of days putting this out in the sky I got discovered by word Renown hit songwriter and producer Jimmy Ritchey from Nashville, Tennessee. He has written and produced number one songs for various artists, and have been active for 25 years in Nashville. George Strait, mark Chesnutt, Jake Owen, Pam Tillis, Sam Hunt, William Michael Morgan, to name a few..
That being said , this was really a breakout for me when he invited me to come to Nashville to write songs. We have been working together since and he's producing my upcoming EP to be released this year. This Fire that was released march 13 is the first single to be realized from the EP.
With this start I was nominated to the Swedish country music award in pop/rock country, was out playing a summer tour with my band, my social media numbers raised to 11 000 in less then a year, I co-wrote A Country Christmas together with Jimmy Ritchey and Don Poythress that was released in November. To support the release me and Jimmy toured Sweden with the sold out christmas shows An American Christmas and  A country Nights Christmas in December.
So yes, lets say 2019 was a great start and looking into what we have coming up 2020 is even better! I´m thankful and very excited to move forward!

Lamitschka:  What will your next single be?

I have my new EP coming out so we will release one song at a time, not sure who will be the next  single yet we are working on it right now.

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

I only record songs I want to record so I have to say everyone

Lamitschka:  If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

I think I would focus on getting the same attention the artist gets on the team around them, songwriters, producers, musicians. I think they deserve to be in the spotlight as much as I do. I would also create new ways for the artist and them to get more revenue streams for their work.
This is actually a question that really hits me and I hope on my way building my own career up I will be able to give something back.

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

This is a hard question, I mean since all this is my dream and I love all parts of it. To pick one I would say to be touring since that is the moment when you really get the chance to meet the audience. You have been in planning, rehearsals, production and finally you will be able to express all that in a live performance. That´s a great moment!

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become an artist?

I have heard from people around me that I told them that I will become an artist since I was very little, so I think I always had this passion in me somehow. I started out singing together with my grandpa and he was playing the accordion, we did it all the time. Im a night person and so were he, my grandma wasn't as excited as we when we started play and sing by the kitchen table around midnight lol.
I´m grown up in a small village up north in Sweden. All my family lives around and we are very close so a lot och big family dinners and celebration together. Music was always a part of it even not in a professional way so more that everybody could join, sing along and share a great time.
I came across country music for the first time listening to Brooks & Dunn with Neon Moon, I love that song and from that moment it has all been about country music for me. After that I started to listen to Trisha Yearwood and completely fell in love with her voice, then I saw this movie coming out with Nicolas Cage- Con Air and the soundtrack How do I live had been played a lot around my place.But Keith Urban might be the artist I know most songs from that make me wanna go on stage. If I should pick a sound that really has inspired me is listening to him to songs like Somebody like you, Days go by, Your my better half, Cop car to name a few.

Lamitschka:  What inspired you to become a songwriter?

Life and to be a part of the creative process, that really gives a lot of positive energy back to me. I´ve always been writing a lot and had ideas but it wasnt until last year when I got discover by songwriter and producer Jimmy Ritchey that I really got to try it out. He invited me to come to Nashville to write and so I did and we have been working together since. We wrote a christmas song called A Country Christmas together with hit song writer Don Poythress that was released in November 2019. The track features my voice and Jimmy on guitar.
I´m really happy about this song and to support the release we toured Sweden with some sold out christmas shows, that was awsome! 

Lamitschka:  What drives you?

 I had a dream, I wanted to do music I like all parts from working with the planning before a photoshoot of a cover, deliver a song infront of a crowd, produce a show concept and to be in the studio producing new music thats really a special moment..
I decided one year ago to go for my music full time, to follow my passion and really give all I have into this. I´m an entrepreneur for sure and always a lot of projects going on but now I focus on the one thing that make me most happy. So to give you the answer my passion to make my dream come true.

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

I put my headphones on and take a long walk in the woods, then I always get so much new inspiration so time to relax quits by the minute I get back home lol. Iv e been like this all the time, I love to create so I think my way to relax is when I can go into my flow and just do whatever comes on my mind and that are most of the times connected to my music.

Lamitschka:  What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?

 They will get a lot of energy, up tempo songs mixed with soft ballads. The lyrics are very important to me, I like to go into them and bring the right feeling on stage. My new Ep coming out will be modern country.

Lamitschka:  When you're on tour, do you have time to play tourist?

No,not really. Im very focused when Im working so it´s all about that

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

Yes I do, they will find news, tour dates, music, videos and they could join the mailing list where I share exclusive content first, VIP tickets and through there they can find my socials to follow.

Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de ) for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

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