This week I'm thrilled to be chatting to the Australian country music artist, Adam Toms. Adam has been nominated in the CMC New Oz Artist of the Year Awards alongside 14 other great acts. He's honoured to be in the mix and would love everyone to pop over to the website following the link below and flick him a vote. You can vote daily up until the end of February (that's today!) and just by voting you go into the draw to win two tickets to CMC Rocks the Hunter in March with all travel expenses also paid for.
Remember it's the 'New Oz Artist' section.http://musicawards.countrymusicchannel.com.au/vote/
Welcome, Adam, let's get to it mate...
What inspired you to become a country music artist?
I’d tried the rock/pop/blues thing and I guess I always had the ‘country’ vibe in there. In the end once I stopped trying to be like other artists and focused on who I was or who I wanted to be the rest came naturally.
Can you tell us a bit about your most recently released album, or song?
The single ‘Rich Man’ is all about a couple who struggles with all the normal financial burdens that most of us do. But it’s their love for each other that makes them feel like the happiest people on earth.
What are you working on now?
Completing the album along with a reality documentary of the 9 month tour of Australia I did with my wife and two young boys. ‘Are We There Yet’ will be packaged with the new album as a bonus DVD.
Have you got a favourite song that you sing? If yes, what is it?
A song that I sing at nearly every gig is ‘Drift Away’. Originally sung by Dobie Gray but since covered by many artists. I just love the song.
Swag or room service for a romantic date?
We have had our fair share of roughing it so I think Mrs Tomsy would go for a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant anytime!!!
Holden, Ford...or something else?
Never really been a car person. However I’ll never forget my HQ panel van I had when I was younger. Fun times!!!! Still brings a tear to my eye!!!
I have to say Pizza – but home made pizza rocks!!!
With an 18 month old and a 4 year old its been a while since I watched a ‘grown up’ flick. Can I say Toy Story 1, 2 or 3???
Favourite Aussie saying?
She’ll be right.
If you could have a kangaroo, koala, wombat, crocodile, galah or python as a pet which one would you choose, and why?
Wombat – Mrs Tomsy might say they remind her of me.
Who would you like to trade places with for a day, alive or dead, and why?
Elvis - Who wouldn’t want to be the KING?
If I looked in your fridge right now what would I find?
Pickles, ham, Cheese, Chocolate, Coke Zero (for Mrs Tomsy) & Home Brew beer (for me) Nothing else needed really!!!!
Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Become a recording artist!!!!
If you were going on holiday tomorrow, where would it be?
Hawaii….. or Bright in Vic – beautiful place.
Four words that describe you...
Random, silly, funny, direct
Cheers for popping by, Adam, and good luck with everything! :)
If you'd like to find out more about Adam please swing by his website...
Next week I will be chatting to the wonderful Courtney Conway so make sure you stay tuned for that.
Until next week, keep smiling and dreaming.