Getting to Know…Q and A with Brittany Bexton
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Hmmm. Picking a favorite with food, is like picking a favorite song! I love so much of it, that’s tough! Anything that is on really good bread, like foccacia, and made with real meat, not lunch meat. I’m not big on really processed foods if I can avoid them.
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
When I was a kid I would’ve said The Beatles, because I really loved them. I still love their work, and they’ve created a lot of great work. However, as an adult, I have to go with Elvis. Mainly because music truly sets a mood. And I’d rather set my life to a happy tone then a dark one. A lot of The Beatles music is on the darker side, and was written under heavy drug abuse. Whereas Elvis songs generally are pretty happy and fun loving.
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
I listen to Sirius XM a lot. But as far as what’s on my playlist countrywise: Casey James, The Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, and some old school Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Clint Black, and Merle Haggard.
How do you see country music evolving within 10 years?
Well, it’s been going pretty far out of the actual “Country zone” as of late, but I think it’ll head back to a more rootsy direction eventually. Otherwise everything will just sound the same, and we won’t have genres any more. I don’t mind some of the crossover tunes at all, and I love a little bit of blues, and a little bit of rock in my country. In fact, in a lot of ways, country music has taken the place of the alternative rock that I grew up on. It’s the electronic stuff that some “country music” has started including that I’m not too hot on. It actually strays from the actual definition of country music. It’s fun to dance to, but I do think that it is a trend that will end up steering back to it’s roots at some point. It’s like the 80’s and 90’s. In the 80’s, everything went super synth, and was over mechanized, and the 90’s was almost a direct retaliation to that, and the music went back to grunge rock, and they really took the computer out of it. I see the same type of thing happening in country.
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
It’s not so much that I don’t play the instruments I love, but more that I don’t play them as well as I would like to. I would love to be a much better guitar player. And I would love to pick up a violin again, and learn how to fiddle. It was my first instrument, but it is not like riding a bike!
When writing songs where do you find your inspiration?
From life, both my experiences, and the experiences of those around me.
What do you consider to be your first big break in your career so far?
A break? What is this you speak of? Ha! In all seriousness though, I don’t think I’ve had a break. I can’t think of anything that has happened in my career that has been a break. I have worked, fought, sweat, stayed up late hours, and gotten up early mornings, and built my career one brick at a time by myself. It’s been built on blood, sweat, tears, and a belief that no matter how hard it is I’m doing what I’m supposed to and that gives me the greatest sense of peace, and joy. I certainly hope that I do get a break! I think we all hope that we meet people along the way that not only believe in what we do, but have the means to help, whether through investing, or business connections. I can say that I am grateful for the team I am working with on my radio promo, and for all of my fans who support me so endlessly! I truly couldn’t have recorded my new CD, or done radio promo for my single without the help that they’ve all put in!
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
My single, “Free Fall” releases to radio today! 9/15! This is the first official radio release I’ve ever done, and I’m super excited about it! People will be able to call stations to request it. 🙂 I also have a new EP coming out soon! I’ve spent the last few months recording it, and now it’s in the process of being mixed and mastered! I’m extremely excited about the new music. I really spent my time with my producer, making sure every layer was how I wanted it. So that the songs feel just right, and fit into the CD as a whole. Each song has it’s place, and each song is a little piece of me.
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