Amanda Lynn - 10 Questions Music Interview
Amanda Lynn was born in Cartersville, Georgia. As a young girl, she remembers setting up a stage in the back of her Dad’s Red 1980’s Chevrolet pickup with an audience of stuffed animals and dolls, and a broom or microphone. From this young age, Amanda knew she had the gift (or burden) of writing songs. Today, Amanda Lynn breaks the traditional mold with stories of her journey through the tiny towns of Southeast. With 2019 singles "Magnolia", "Criminals", and "Music City", she is preparing the way for the release of her highly anticipated release. Featuring Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley at the helm, with players from Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, The Technicolors, and Amy Grant, great things are on the horizon for this new artist.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I can’t say there was a catalyst at the beginning. I was so young and I just knew there was something in me that needed to sing and be heard, even though I had no idea what to say. I felt I had to discover things and share my discoveries.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I don’t think I could say the craziest thing. I have been around very interesting people, I will just say that.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Realizing, I just have to be myself, and having people believe in me. I am always shocked when someone actually likes me.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I try to sit in peace and center myself, then let the words and feeling manifest naturally.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
There are so many challenges. If I could change anything it would be that music Industry gatekeepers care more about the art and passion, than about following the masses, and subsequently producing majority shallow music. They just follow the money, and there is a lot of money in making surface music, apparently.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
There are so many amazing and talented artists. I can’t even name just one.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
It depends on if I have a full band or not, and who I am working with, the venue, etc. I have rehearsed In basements and living rooms, and also rented out legitimate rehearsal spaces. So it all just depends.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Queen. It took me about ten years to write that song. I just couldn’t get real.
What's coming up in the future?
I have no idea. I’m just grateful for today.
Tell us where fans can access your music?