Project WILD would like you to know each of the 2016 Top 12 even better. We prepared five questions for each of the artists/bands to help us learn a little more.
1. What brought you to country music?
Jason: My mom always used to play country in the car when I was a kid, and I was hooked when I heard Paul Brandt’s “Small Towns, Big Dreams”.
Katie: Jason says that he brought me to country music, which is likely true, but I used to love CMT (back when CMT played music videos)
2. When did you write your first song – as an artist or as a band?
Katie: I remember so clearly the extreme excitement I felt after writing my first song. I was in 6th grade and I thought it was my ticket to fame… Pretty sure it was awful.
Jason: Several years ago, I couldn’t sleep and found myself in our music room, writing out lyrics on paper. Katie helped me finish what became my first song. Now we co-write constantly.
3. If you could go on tour opening for any performing artist right now who would it be?
Jason: Paul Brandt and High Valley… I feel like we share a lot of values with them. Keith Urban would be amazing too.
Katie: Without a doubt, my dream is to open for Bryan Adams or Phil Collins. In country music, definitely Little Big Town or Rascal Flatts.
4. What is the best trend in country music right now?
Katie: Beats are coming in and twang is going out!
Jason: Tight blue-jeans, Tailgates, and beer. Just kidding! But I love the modern blue-grass sound that’s getting more popular.
5. What part of Project WILD are you most looking forward to?
Jason: I’m looking forward to the Final Showcase and having a chance to show a new audience who we are and our music.
Katie: I think I’m looking forward to after the Final Showcase when I’ll be able to sleep at night!