Feed the Band
Feed the Band
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 today. 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.
As a young artist moving to the capital of country music, I can imagine that insecurities can roll through your mind like a raging river. Montana Modderman is going through this same transition as I am writing this interview. By our conversations, I can tell you 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 enormous spirit and her desire to connect with people.
When we started to plan this interview, I had an idea to get my niece Peyton involved. I was talking about Montana Modderman for a few days with my niece. So I decided 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 pulled off the highway to talk with my niece.
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I am a witness to the heart that makes up Montana Modderman. Not only is it reflected through my personal experience, but it is also 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 she will make a significant 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.
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?
Seeing many artists and songwriters move to Nashville, gave me the courage to do it myself. I am lucky to be part of an incredible songwriting community.
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 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 yogurt or a banana.
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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?
Gum, journal, pens, and 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. I always had the best time decorating them.
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If Southern Fellow could develop a recipe for you, what would it be?
Honestly, I love anything with fruit in it.
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?
2020 has been a whirlwind, but it has taught me quite a bit. I’ve learned that letting go of expectations is incredibly freeing. I plan to bring that into 2021. As far as what this next year looks like, I’m not entirely sure. New music, but beyond that, I’m not sure, and I’m okay with that for the first time in my life.
Tell us about your new song, “Birthdays and New Years.”
I wrote this one in quarantine. This crazy year, along with a text I received on my birthday, inspired it. I’m proud of this one. I think it captures that nostalgic feeling you get when you hear from someone you used to be close to.
If you could form a girl band with any number of artists, who would you ask to be part of your band?
Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers, and Faith Hill.
Montana Modderman may not be a household name, but my prediction is that she will be in a short time. A girl with such a large heart is destined to make a massive 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. We again want to thank Montana for her time. Stay tuned for more from Feed the Band.