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Anna LaPrad

Anna LaPrad

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Sometimes you come across someone with incredible talent and then you do a little more research and learn they are from the same state as you!! This is what happened with the fabulous Anna LaPrad! Hailing from Rock Hill, SC and now calling Nashville home, Anna is out to prove she has what it takes to raise to the top. Y'all meet the bombshell with a great personality- Anna LaPrad!!

1) Where do you call home?

Do you want my address? Ha! Just kidding! I don’t know, that’s a tough one. I love being from SC, but I absolutely love living in Nashville.  My husband, my house, my career, and my dogs are here so I guess I’d call Nashville my home now.   

2) Since you are from South Carolina like I am, you know “the” question - Clemson or Carolina? What was your favorite thing about growing up in South Carolina? 
 

Oh, there is no “question” about it - Go Tigers!! :-)  I would have to say my favorite thing about growing up in South Carolina is having been so close to the beach!  Man, I miss that! 

3) What is your favorite song on your album?

If you’re asking what my favorite song is on my first album I would have to say there are two: “Until Next Time” because it so personal to me and “Daddy’s Song,” because it’s about my awesome dad, of course!  I’m working on my second album now (WHICH COMES OUT MAY 26TH!!)  and although it hasn’t been released yet, there is a song I wrote called, “Heroine,” about a dear friend of mine.  It’s probably the most powerful song on my new album and I’m extremely excited about the entire project!  I hope my fans like it as much as I do! 


4) What is the best thing about songwriting for you? 

Songwriting is such an escape for me - anything I’m thinking of feeling I just write it down and play whatever comes out. 

5) Women are trying to make a comeback in the music industry right now, what are your thoughts on this? 


My thoughts on women trying to make a comeback in the music industry?  One word: FANTASTIC!  I love that women are making a comeback.  Not only that, but especially where country music is concerned, each woman leading this charge is completely unique and different.  They’re all blazing trails in different ways.  There have been some big and extremely necessary steps taken, but we still have a long way to go!  It’s an exciting time for women in the music industry, that’s for sure!  It can only get better from here! 

6) As a female, what is the best advice you could offer a woman wanting to pursue her dreams in anything? 

Keep on keepin’ on! Don’t burn any bridges because you never know when you might need to cross them again.  Always believe in yourself and don’t depend on others to do it for you.  Don’t forget to count your blessings and thank the good Lord every day!   

7) If you could tour with anyone in any genre, who would it be and why?

I kind of have an old man crush on Alan Jackson... he’s an artist that I’ve always wanted to meet so if I could tour with him I’m pretty sure my life would be complete.  There’s always Brandy Clark and Brandi Carlile who are just absolutely phenomenal and so inspiring to me as a songwriter.  I hope I don’t ever have to choose between those three... I’d be in trouble. 

8) What is the coolest thing that has happened to you so far on your musical journey?

The coolest thing that has happened to me in my musical journey so far would have to be.. well, a couple of things: I opened up for Randy Houser and Justin Moore in Anderson, SC a few years ago and that was an incredible experience.  The other would have to do with songwriting.  I co-wrote a song called, “Till It Breaks My Heart,” that was featured as the opening song in, “Category 5,” a Burt Reynolds film.  It was my first cut, of hopefully many cuts, in songwriting and I’m very proud of that.  :-) 



9) What do you like to do on your days off?

Welllllll, my cousin Vinny and I like to go walking through the seven layers of the candy cane forest, and then afterwards, to burn calories we like to go for an extensive run in hopes of catching up with Forrest Gump.  Sometimes on a really cold day I like to stick my tongue on a light pole just to see if it sticks.  At the end of the day I like to go streaking on my way to KFC.  

(PS - that answer was just for you, totally not being serious.. although that answer is much more interesting than the real answer) *I put this in here anyways because she's great!*

On my days off I usually have a lot of errands and house chores to catch up on.  If the weather allows, I like to take my labs to the dog park and/or swimming in the river by our house. Hang out with friends and just take it easy and rest my voice.  Nothing special, really. 


10) Giving back rocks - what is your favorite charity and why?  

I would have to say so far my favorite charity has been Amped for Autism, in support of families and individuals touched by autism.  It’s definitely something that I look forward to doing again. 


HUGE thank you to Anna for taking time to do this interview and beasting these questions! Y'all make sure to catch her in Nashville and on tour! Don't forget the new album "Storyteller" comes out May 26th!

Taylor