Steel Blossoms are a country duo featuring Hayley Prosser and Sara Zebley. Their music focuses on lyrics with spot on harmonies. Their style of country music is infused with Americana and is very down to Earth. They are featured on the meet-country.com Spotify playlist!
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What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Hayley Prosser: I love myself a good Thanksgiving sandwich. Mitchell’s Deli in East Nashville has the best.
Sara Zebley: Turkey and bacon!
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
HP: The Beatles! Their story, their following, their lyrics. It’s just all very inspiring.
SZ: Beatles! I love their songwriting and their growth as a band from start to finish is inspiring!
Lyrics to live by?
HP: “You can’t steer a boat by looking back at the wake”
SZ: If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.
“Desert Island” album?
HP: Dixie Chicks “Home” album. It never gets old.
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
HP: Kacey Musgraves. I’m such a huge fan. Whether I’m cleaning my house or driving or just hanging out, you can always hear her through my speakers.
SZ: I love songwriters who tell a story and whose music is meaningful, whether to me personally, or to them personally. Artists like EmmyLou Harris, Brandi Carlile, and Kacey Musgraves have always hit home with me.
How would you describe your “sound”?
HP: I would describe our sound as ever-changing (with harmonies). We are constantly being inspired by new music and that definitely shows in our music. The one thing that always remains a constant though is the harmonies and the truth behind the lyrics. Those are our core “musical” values.
SZ: I think our sound is ever changing and that’s the beauty of being an artist. The one thing that remains constant is honesty.
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
HP: In 5 years, I definitely see us performing at the Ryman, whether it be headliner or opener and I see us touring a lot more in the UK.
SZ: I honestly think we’ll be BIG.
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
HP: I really wish I played the violin. Seeing Sara play it every time we perform is really inspiring and it’s just an absolute beautiful instrument.
SZ: I’ve literally ALWAYS wished that I had played the cello!!!! I think it’s one of the most beautiful sounding instruments. Maybe that’ll be my next quarantine project.
What was the best advice you have received?
HP: “You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar”
SZ: Worrying won’t get you any further.
What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
HP: I would first tell myself that I made the right decision (pursuing a career in music) just to ease my mind a bit. I would also tell myself to not get comfortable and that anytime I feel comfortable, step back and look at what you could be doing to step out of the comfort zone.
SZ: No one will work as hard for you as you will work for you.
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
HP: Life experiences. Writing about things that have happened to us and things that are going on in the world are really our passion.
SZ: Most of it comes from personal experience or observation. I like to write about things that I’ve gone through or things that I’ve seen people go through.
What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
HP: Definitely touring with Alan Jackson. Those moments on that big stage are ones that I will never forget. It’s what keeps me going sometimes.
SZ: Opening for Alan Jackson at the start of 2020 was by far our biggest achievement yet. Hopefully that continues after the pandemic ends!
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
HP: We will be in the studio soon recording music that is definitely our best yet.
SZ: We are going to be recording a new album this summer!