Today we have an interview with Singer/Songwriter Kassidy Lynne!
You can find out more about Kassidy on her website at KassidyLynne.com
Interview with Kassidy Lynne
At what age did you begin singing or playing an instrument?
I started singing when I was 10 in the children’s worship band at my church.
What inspired you to become a singer/musician?
Hannah Montana. I wanted to be her so bad when I was like 9. My sister and I would dance around our yard singing all her songs and putting on shows for my parents. My worship pastor gave me vocal lessons when I was 11 so I could enter a talent competition and I fell in love with performing. Now Taylor Swift is my inspiration, she has set the bar so high, we need more females in country music.
What genre would you call your music?
My genre is country with a little bit of pop flair. I feel my single, Carolina Water is all country but my other two songs, Bloom and What Would Happen have a little pop country.
What have you learned from being a singer/musician?
Its hard work! There is a lot more to being a singer/songwriter than I thought. I actually didn’t realize I was a song writer. I love writing songs, but its not easy. My 2nd song I wrote, Carolina Water, took 3 months to write! I’m super proud of it though, considering it was only my second song out of like 30 that I’ve written this past year. And, its my #1 song on my EP. Now it doesn’t take me that long to write, but I’ve really had to dig deep in my soul and be creative. Jordan Pruitt, my co-writer has really been pushing me to produce great songs. I’ve got some new songs coming out so I am excited.
Can you say a little about what being a singer/musician means to you?
I feel God has put me on this journey to be a good role model for young teens through my music and just my life. I want to be a light to someone who may be in a dark place. I love meeting new people and if I can be a friend through my music to someone, that makes me happy.
What part about being a singer/musician do you like most?
Probably being on stage and seeing people enjoying my music. I want people to connect with my songs, like if they are older, I want them to feel like, “I remember, when…” or if they haven’t experienced what I have written then I want them to imagine. I am so amazed to see my creation of writing come to life through music. I feel God has really given me a great gift.
Have you made any friends because of being a singer/musician?
I haven’t made any friends like around my area. But in Nashville, I have met so many people that I would consider an “older” friend. I love working with my co-writer, Jordan Pruitt and feel like I can talk to her anytime I need to. She started when she was a teen too, so its nice to have her giving me advise on what to do and not. I also have a great connection with my music video director and my vocal coach. I am very blessed to have them in my life. Pretty much anyone I meet a consider a friend.
Have you traveled because of being a singer/musician?
I have only sang around the Seattle Area as of now. I will be going to Orlando in July to be the guest singer at the “Premiere” which is a talent scouting event that I actually did when I was 12. I can’t wait to travel more to get my music out and just meet the fans.
Have you done something exciting because of being a singer/musician?
I sang the National Anthem for the Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Team at ShoWare. I love hockey and we have been going to their games for awhile now, so it was really fun to be able to sing for them. Obviously every time I sing on a stage its exciting, but the hockey game really sticks out.