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Curtis Braly is making waves in the country music industry with his new single "Sooner or Later" featuring American Idol Season 2 finalist Kimberly Caldwell. It is featured on his new EP, "All About The Ride". I was fortunate enough to ask him some questions regarding the single, his music, and more.
1. What made you want to pursue music as a career? Did you always know that’s what you wanted to do?
I've always loved how music has such a vivid way of telling a story and on top of the lyrics, the melody helps to bring the story of a song to life for a listener. Music has brought me through rough times & helped me to celebrate good times. I believe my passion for it stems from that. The first time I sang on stage was in a talent show in the 6th grade and the energy I received from the audience was an adrenaline rush that I've never been able to shake!
2. How would you describe the style of your music? Where do you get your inspiration?
I think I have a blend of today's new contemporary country and traditional country. Which is exactly what I've been shooting for because I have a love for both the new country & the traditional country music sound. It definitely provides for something unique. Inspiration comes from not only my own life experiences but I'm a big people watcher so I can gain inspiration from seeing what others go through in their life.
3. What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far?
The most memorable moment was headlining a Live Nation venue in my hometown of Houston recently to raise money for the Lone Survivor Foundation. It was my first full production stage show & I had the time of my life! Not to mention the city's mayor recognized my charitable efforts & presented me with a proclamation declaring that day as "Curtis Braly Day".
4. I know you just released your single “Sooner Or Later” featuring Kimberly Caldwell – can you tell me a little bit about that?
Sooner or Later was presented to me at lunch one day while visiting with a rep from my record label. It told a story that just about everyone could relate to. I immediately fell in love with the song & thought Kimberly Caldwell would make a great fit for it. I liked the challenge of taking two completely different style of vocals and trying to make some magic in the studio. Kim & I grew up singing together when we were kids so it made for a fun reunion and we had a great time catching up while shooting the music video for it.
5. What is your favorite part about working in the music industry?
Meeting so many new people every day. I'm a people person and absolutely love getting out and visiting with people. This business definitley affords me the opportunity to meet lots of people. I also love that I'm given a great opportunity to touch the lives of so many people through music. As I said before, music has pulled me through some rough times in my life and if during one show I can turn someone's day around...it was a good day!
6. What is a little known/fun fact about you?
I have a private pilots license. I once spent a couple years living in Alaska and while there I obtained my pilots license. It's now one of my biggest hobbies. There's something about the wheels of that plane leaving the earth that makes you feel so free. Not to mention the scenery from above is spectacular!
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