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The music and food keep coming here at Feed the Band. We have a plethora of artist and recipes lined up. You all have made this possible. Thank you to everyone who reads our blog, follows us on social media, our family, and the entire country music industry. You make this all possible. Everyone combined leaves such a huge, positive impression on the world we live in. Sometimes it is difficult to understand just how much of an impact we make. We often focus on our insecurities so much that we lose focus on the positive impressions we make.
I can imagine as a young artist moving to the capital of country music that insecurities can roll through your mind like a raging river. Montana Modderman is a a new artist in country music making this exact transition as this interview is being written. I can tell you by our conversations that no matter the insecurities she may have, she is taking them head on with her big heart and using them to her advantage in her songwriting. I am living testimony to Montana Modderman’s huge heart and her desire to connect with people.
When we started to plan this interview I had an idea to get my niece Peyton envolved. I was talking about Montana Modderman for a few days with my niece. So i decide to have my niece come up with the recipe for this interview. I kindly ask Montana if she would be willing to do a video chat with Peyton the day we put together the recipe. Montana instantly agreed with the same enthusiasm as my niece had shown. Little did I know, that was the day Montana Modderman was Nashville bound. The day came and Montana took the time and pull of the highway to talk with my niece.
I am a witness to the heart that makes up Montana Modderman. Not only is it reflected through my personal experience, it is reflected in her music as well. You can find her heart in her latest single “Didn’t Mean To” as well as songs yet to be released. Her lyrics are a treasure trove of all the different ways that the heart moves. She has touched my heart and I know for a fact she is going to make a huge impact on yours. Let’s get to our interview with Montana Modderman and stay to the end. We will be giving away some autographed merch from Montana.
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When we talked you were looking at apartments in Nashville and were moving there in the fall. What gave you the courage to move to Nashville and pursue your songwriting?
I think meeting songwriters like Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift, and Maren Morris had a huge impact on me making the move to Nashville to pursue songwriting. Each and every one of them up and moved to Nashville. When it comes to music, Nashville is the place to be. When I met Kelsea we were talking about songwriting. I told her how much she inspired me to keep writing songs. The first thing she asked me after that was if I had been to Nashville.
I’m so excited to be moving there in the fall. There are so many excellent artists and writers in Nashville. I just want to learn as much as I possibly can.
I would say your new single “Didn’t Mean To is pretty polished. What advice would you give young people with a guitar?
Wow, that is so nice. Thank you so much. I would just say keep practicing and don’t compare yourself to others too much. When I started playing, it was hard for me because I wanted to compare myself to people who had been playing for years. That’s never a good idea.
It’s late. You have been writing for hours and you are hungry. As you go to the kitchen what do you grab?
Most likely a banana or a granola bar.
What is your biggest fear?
I think my biggest fear is losing myself. I never want to look in the mirror and not recognize the girl staring back at me.
We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow. When writing music what recipe do you use?
I can’t say I have one. Every song is different. Some I write quickly. Some take much longer. Some start with a melody, others start with a lyric. The one key ingredient in every one of my songs is honesty. I always try my very best to be honest in my writing.
If I gave you $5 to spend at a local Dollar Store, what would you buy?
A journal, pens, and a bottled water.
What is your first fond memory of food?
I think the first would have to be baking Christmas cookies with my mom and grandma during Christmas time. They started me young. At the age of two, they had me frosting cookies and by three I was helping pour, mix, scoop etc.
If Southern Fellow could develop a recipe for you, what would it be?
Honestly, absolutely anything with fruit.
If you wrote a song about food, what would it be about?
Oh my. I have no idea! I’d have to think about it.
What does the next year look like for you?
I’m not entirely sure what the next year holds. I know that it includes a move to Nashville, lots of writing, and a few shows. A lot of people have been asking me about a music video for “Didn’t Mean To” so hopefully we will be able to make that happen in the next year as well.
Tell us about your new song “Didn’t Mean To”.
“Didn’t Mean To” is an unexpected love song. I wrote it out of a place of feeling completely blindsided by own feelings. Writing the song really allowed me to be honest with myself. I’m very proud of it and I’m so thrilled it is finally out for people to listen to.
If you could form a girl band with any number of artists, who would you ask to be part of your band?
Montana Modderman may not be a household name yet, but my prediction is in short time she will be. A girl with such a large heart is destined to make a huge impact on the world. She is greatly loved here at Southern Fellow and we can’t thank her enough. Now is the time you should add her to your playlist. You can find her on all your favorite streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Google Music and Amazon. Also click down below to enter in our giveaway for some of her merch.
We again want to thank Montana for her time. Stay tuned for more from Feed the Band. Click here for all of our interviews.