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Artists rarely catch me on the first shot. That is especially true with female artists when I first started. I had always pictured having more artists who fit the George Strait mold, than Taylor Swift. Times have changed and still rarely do I get the lightbulb to turn on instantly. Our next artist on Feed the Band did it in what felt like record time.
Molly Lovette showed up on my radar through her publicist. Nicole wanted to set up an interview on Instagram with two female artists she represents. At the time, I needed another female artist feature like I needed a new hole in my head. Boy, am I glad that I agreed. It took all of two seconds to realize Molly wasn’t just good, but great. There was only one problem. I could not directly point to one piece of evidence that proved my hypothesis. In our second conversation, I decided to take a huge step back to get a complete view of Molly Lovette and find that single piece of evidence I needed to write this interview. It was like trying to take a photo with a camera that would not focus on what you think it should. The whole frame stayed in focus and nothing would pull away from the background.
It was at this point I realized that the one thing I was searching for did not exist. What makes Molly Lovette great is the total sum of all of her parts. She may never be the best at any one thing but, being good at multiple things is what makes her truly great. It’s the collection of her talents as a songwriter, vocalist, and instrumentalist that made that light bulb burn bright for me. What ties everything together is Molly’s strong work ethic. To put it simply, The proof is in the pudding. (Had to use a food reference!) Songs like “Lovin’ You” and especially her brand new single “One Woman Show” easily proves that Molly Lovette is ready to shine in country music
Let’s get to the interview! While you are reading be on the lookout. We have an amazing recipe for the summer. Check out the recipe for our Summer Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad the Molly herself inspired. Also, once you get to the end enter our giveaway. Here is our interview with country music artist Molly Lovette.
Tell us about your road to country music.
Music has always been a part of my life since I was a little girl. My mother and grandmother sang to me constantly, music was always playing in the house, and eventually, I began to sing and perform for my friends and family, along with picking up the piano and guitar. We listened to all kinds of music, but country music was a favorite – my first concert was Tim McGraw at age 5! It wasn’t until my freshman year at Murray State University, when I released my very first album, that I realized that music, and in particular country music, was where I belonged and what I was meant to do in life. It wasn’t just a hobby, it is my passion and I knew that going for my country music dream 100 percent was the only way for me to go.
If you could time travel, what advice would you give the Molly Lovette of two years ago?
To be confident in herself and her music. Pursuing music was always the dream, but I didn’t believe in myself enough back then to go for what I wanted.
What Disney princess do you identify with the most?
Princess Belle – she is confident and comfortable being herself and has a kind and compassionate heart – which is all that I strive for!
If you came with a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: Perfectionist – will not stop until everything is PERFECT in my eyes.
We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow; when writing music, what recipe do you use?
I use either my guitar and piano when writing, or both depending on the song. I typically jot things down in the Notes on my phone, while singing into the Voice Memo Recorder app. I’ll usually have some sort of idea or hook going into a write, and then I go from there messing around on an instrument and with different lyrics!
What fuels your creative process?
Life experiences. The quarantine has been tough for me creatively because I get inspired by everyday experiences – being with friends and family, going to new places, etc., so being cooped up these past few months, it’s been harder to write.
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What is your first fond memory of food?
At my soccer games growing up, every time I would score a goal my parents would buy me a hotdog after the game – such a good bribe. lol!
Many young women may not feel they fit a particular mold when they dream of being a music artist. What advice do you have for these women?
There is no “mold” to fit. The cool thing about being an artist is that you get to be yourself for a living. You get to create music that you love, share your life on social media with fans, and just be YOU! It can be scary to share your full self with the world, but being genuine is what everyone will love about you.
Tell us about your brand new single “One Woman Show.”
I am so excited about the new single! I think this song was released at a perfect time for me – I am getting ready to move to Nashville and starting this new journey for myself where I’m going to need to be reminded that I can do this and everything will be okay. This song is a female empowerment anthem! It’s a reminder to all the girls out there that we are capable of anything we put our minds to, and that it’s okay and necessary to give ourselves a break sometimes. Life gets crazy and we all need time for ourselves – to be our own “One Woman Show.”
If the world froze for an afternoon and only you could move and no one could see you or remember what you did, what would you do?
I would eat…a lot! I’d go to a bunch of different cool restaurants, ice cream places, etc., and stuff my face without judgment lol.
Try this inspired recipe!
What do the next two years look like for you?
I have tried to set a tentative timeline for myself since I began this musical journey, but there can never be a definitive plan. Things happen/change so quickly! I am moving to Nashville very soon and am hopeful that I will make many more connections and create more opportunities for myself as an artist. I hope that in the next two years I have released a lot more music (perhaps another album), I would love to be on tour, and I hope to have written hundreds of more songs!
What’s the hardest mistake you had to learn from and what knowledge did you gain from it?
One of the biggest mistakes that I have made was pretending to be someone that I’m not to “fit in.” It can be pretty miserable putting on a different persona around certain people or acting a particular way to seem “cool.” It takes a lot of introspection and courage to pull away from people who may not have your best interest at heart, but when you can finally be yourself and surround yourself with people who love and appreciate you for you, it is one hundred percent worth it.
If you could write with anyone, living or who has passed on, who would that person be?
I would love to write with Taylor Swift. She has always been one of my inspirations since I was little, and I have always admired her as a writer. It would be such an honor to write with her!
Is there anything else you want your family at Southern Fellow to know?
Just how grateful I am for everyone accepting me and the crazy support that y’all give to me and my music. I don’t think I will ever not be in awe of how amazing my fans and supporters are – I could not do any of this without you!
It is exciting to have Molly Lovette as our latest member into the Southern Fellow family. The more I learn about her, the more I feel we might be kindred spirits. Molly is well on her way to leaving a big mark on country music, but don’t just take my word for it. Check out her music yourself. You can get your digital hands on all of her songs on your favorite streaming platform including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and YouTube. While you listening to “One Woman Show” give that recipe for Summer Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad a try.
Thank you for reading our interview with Molly Lovette. We have so much more music and recipes on the way. We can’t wait to see you next time right here on Feed the Band at Southern Fellow.