Welcome to this year's first blog, one of many over the coming months devoted to Aussie Country Music Artists and Awesome Aussie Authors.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years...are you sticking to you New Years Resolutions? My genuine pledge to stay away from peanut M&Ms for the entire year of 2013 lasted all of 2 days. :) Oh well, maybe next year? :)
Yesterday I was voted number 1 in the 3rd heat of Australia's Favourite Novelist, and OMG I am over the moon!!!
Thank you to all that voted for me :) You all rock, country style! xx
Right, onto this week's country music blog and I'm very excited to announce my lovely and very talented guest, Harmony James. If you haven't heard Harmony sing, do yourself a favour and listen to her video clip that I have attached above. She has got the most amazing voice!
What inspired you to become a country music artist?
My love of western novels, music and writing had me on that path from a young age, but I really went country when I first heard some cassette tapes from the US with the Judds and Randy Travis.
Emmylou’s Guitar - the current single, was inspired after I moved to the city and there were all these buskers being ignored by the busy people in a hurry to get somewhere. It’s really about seeing people out there having a go, and finding yourself identifying with them, wondering what their stories are, and really feeling like you want them to succeed.
What are you working on now?
I’ve just wound up the bulk of the years touring and right now I am back to songwriting and sleeping in my own bed a while.
Have you got a favourite song that you sing? If yes, what is it?
I really enjoyed doing the duet ‘Reach for You’ with Shane Nicholson, but on my own ‘Tailwind’ never gets old for me. I still enjoy singing that song every time.
Holden, Ford...or something else?
Holden, or if I was super rich it would be a big old Chevy pick up!
Roast lamb for a real special occasion
Cool Hand Luke
Favourite Aussie saying?
Tell him he’s dreamin
Who would you like to trade places with for a day,
alive or dead, and why?
Aretha Franklin performing Natural Woman live. That would be fun.
If I looked in your fridge right now what would I find?
Loads of boiled eggs
Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Changed my name when I was 14
If you were going on holiday tomorrow, where would it be?
Four words that describe you...
Honest, daring, motivated, cheeky
Thanks for popping by, Harmony. It's been wonderful chatting with you today.
If you would like to learn more about Harmony James please swing by her website...
Next week I have the gorgeous and very gifted Zoe Jones visiting. I look forward to hearing what she has to say about her exciting life as a country music artist.
Until then, keep smiling and dreaming!