INTRODUCING AND INTERVIEW WITH CLAUDIA HOYSER
Hello Claudia. Thank you for agreeing to our interview.
Of course! I am so happy to chat with you!
I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember and I think writing sort of came hand in hand with that. As a little girl, I loved making up my own songs even though most were silly or terrible! I remember scrawling out lyrics in diary entries, next to my bed at night and I'd get frustrated when I didn’t know how to spell a word! It wasn’t until about middle school that I started playing in coffee shops and performing my original songs.
Where did you first perform any of yours songs and how old were you?
The first open mic night I ever performed at was in a cozy little coffee shop on the Erie Canal. I was probably about 14 years old. I got the bug and never stopped performing live after that very first time. Then, I started setting up my own gigs in local bars and eateries and making YouTube videos in my free time. Which eventually lead me to meet my manager and producer.
What is your favourite country song and who is your favourite country artist (can be more than one)?
Picking a single favorite country song is such a tough one! There are so many songs I couldn’t live without! “Heart Like Mine” by Miranda Lambert would be a pretty fair choice. She is my all-time favourite! Along with Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Little Big Town and of course, the classics like, Dolly and Johnny Cash.
What is the most inspirational song you have heard?
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack gets me every time!
What Kinda Man is your latest release single, can you please tell us about the song and who it based on a personal experience? I love this song so much!