Today we have an interview with Sam Hatmaker!
Sam is a Country Singer/Songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee.
Find out more about Sam and her music at SamHatmakerMusic.com
When did you begin singing or playing an instrument?
I’ve been singing for what feels like my whole life. My mom says taught myself to talk by singing along with songs on TV shows. I began playing guitar when my aunt gave me one for my 11th birthday.
What inspired you to become a singer/songwriter?
It’s something that’s just always been a part of me. I’ve been making up songs and hearing melodies since I was a kid, but it wasn’t until I was older that I realized that was unique.
What genre would you call your music?
I’m definitely country. It’s just always been the genre that makes the most sense to me. I’m also heavily influenced by rock and Americana.
Is there anything you have learned from being a singer/songwriter?
Absolutely. I’ve learned a lot, but most importantly I feel like I’ve learned who I am.
What does it mean to you to be a singer/songwriter?
To me, it means having the opportunity to make people feel something.
What part about being a singer/songwriter do you enjoy most?
The creative process is what I enjoy most. There is nothing that excites me more than being able to share a new song.
Have you made any friends because of being a singer/songwriter?
Yes! Some of my best friends are people in the music business. I met my roommate through one of my first gigs in Nashville.
Have you traveled because of being a singer/songwriter?
Definitely. I even moved cities!
Have you done something exciting because of being a singer/songwriter?
Being a singer/songwriter has led me to some of the most exciting experiences I can imagine. Some of my personal highlights include signing a publishing deal with Warner Chappell in 2014, playing at Loretta Lynn’s gorgeous ranch, and meeting my fellow East Tennessee girl, Dolly Parton!