Me: Why eight years since your last album?
Her: I was burned out and needed a breather. I wanted time to write songs and not be in the spotlight. I wanted to write for other artists like Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, and others. I then went off to Broadway for a year.
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Me: What is it like to release this album independently?
Her: It is like walking the wire without a net. There is a lot of good and bad. All the decisions are left up to you.
Me: Why Circus Girl?
Her: My life growing up was my family in a caravan traveling to every country music festival I could perform in. I guess we have gypsy in our blood. For a while I felt like the circus had left town. Then I found it again in cyberspace. The internet has changed everything and now I can connect directly with fans.
Me: Any plans to tour?
Her: I plan on doing a lot of shows next year. Festivals, honky tonks, casinos, wherever they will put up the big top.
Me: What can you tell us about your experience on GWLB?
Her: I am anticipating the premiere. I am excited about it. I have not seen it yet. This was a whole new experience for me. I had done TV in the past but never reality. It was kinda tough because it goes against the instinct of never let them see you sweat.
Me: Your first acting experience was on the Facts of Life. How was that?
Her: It was a bit of a culture shock I came from a very green small town called townsville. My day was a house painter and my mother a cook for the army. We were the real Beverly Hill Billies. That actually would have been a good reality tv show.
Me: Anything else you want to share?
Her: Look for Shane and I’s new video out later this week and pick up Circus Girl via iTunes.