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Brittany Spriggs: Home Is Where The Music Is!!

 

Born and raised in Nashville, TN it is no surprise that Brittany Spriggs has a love for country music. Her father Michael Spriggs, a professional studio musician and songwriter, passed his passion for music down to his daughter at an early age. Growing up Brittany's home was always filled with creativity and the love for performing arts. At the age of three, Brittany began taking dance classes and fell in love with being on stage.


While continuing to dance through her teen years, Brittany also sang in the church choir, took drum lessons, and began song writing. With the inspiration of country female powerhouses like Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, and Faith Hill, Brittany's interests narrowed into becoming a professional singer. Hoping to one day follow in the footsteps of her idols, Brittany began working with one of Nashville's premiere vocal coaches, Jessica Ford. With Jessica's unique approach to coaching, Brittany found her true voice.


With an increased focus and determination to succeed, Brittany began her first independent project in the summer of 2011. Teaming with her father, Michael Spriggs, Brittany combined her talents with Nashville pros Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy, Rich Redmond, Russ Pahl, and Charlie Judge to create a sound that is uniquely hers. Brittany's latest release, Brand New, displays her range of vocal capabilities and paves the road for Nashville's new sound. Her confidence and integrity is found in each track of the album. With increasing momentum, Brittany is on her way to making her childhood dreams come true.

 

Here is our exclusive:

KSY: Tell us about yourself?

BS: I was born and raised in Nashville, TN which is very unusual for a country singer. Because of this, I have always had a  strong appreciation and interest in the music industry. Growing up, I was involved in all sort of things. I was a Girl Scout, took dance classes, drum lessons and as I matured I started to focus my attention on singing and songwriting. When I am not  busy creating music you might find me cooking up a storm in my kitchen, sewing, crafting or reading Harry Potter.

 

KSY:When you were growing up did you live in a musical household?

BS: Indeed I did! My father, Michael Spriggs, is a Nashville session player, songwriter and also my producer. It was not unusual for me to come home from school to cranked up amplifiers and bass booming. But that was my normal and loved it. Both of my dreams For this, I am very,very grateful. Not everyone is so lucky.

KSY:If you could give advice to anyone who wanted to follow in your footsteps what advice would you give them? 

BS:Do not be afraid or intimidated by anyone else! Always follow your gut and do what is best for you. No two people have succeeded in the same way so you might as well march to the beat of your own drum.

KSY:If you could give advice to anyone who wanted to follow in your footsteps what advice would you give them? 


BS:It was not the easiest decision moving to Atlanta but I thought a change of pace would be good for me. Plus, Nashville is not too far away from Georgia as a whole has a very strong country following. One radio station in particular, 94.9 The Bull, does a fantastic job helping promote local artists. Their program, "Backyard Country." gives indie and unsigned artist an opportunity to get radio exposure. Also, there are countless venues throughout Atlanta and surrounding areas where you are guaranteed to hear great music.

Photo: BIG shout out to the great @TimMichaels_ & @949TheBull for letting my co-host Backyard Country!! You're amazing! 

 

KSY:Some people don't understand country music. Do you think people who listen to other genres of music have a fair depiction of country music?


BS:Not every genre of music is going to appeal to everyone and that is okay. For people who do not understand country they should give it another try.Country has so much influence from other genres and has a wide range of sounds these days. there is something for everyone.

KSY:Have you considered going on American Idol, The Voice, and X-Factor?

BS:Oh yes, I actually tried out for American Idol a couple years ago. I like that the shows give anyone who interested in music a great opportunity to make their dreams come true.


KSY:Why do you think you write your best songs when you are sad or going through something?

BS:My guess is that it is a release and a way to find closure with situtations. I feel the most inspired when I am tested. recently, I wrote a song about a special dog that passed away last year. When you are listening to it you do not realize that it is  about a dog. It just comes across as a song about loss. After finishing the song I was able let go of some of my sadness. I will always miss my beloved friend and I think this was the best way to honor him.

KSY:Have you ever watched CMA, AMA, The Grammy's and  imagine yourself going to the awards ceremony and winning an award and what your acceptance speech would say? Can you give a sample of who you would thank?

BS:Absolutely! Every artists dreams of this even if they do not admit it. I would first and foremost thank my family, friends and fans for their never ending love and support. They are the reason I get out of bed in the morning. I would thank all the writers and co-writers for their inspiration and for giving me something to sing about. Also, the venues, websites and radio that take interest in me early on and helped me build a fan base. And, of course, God for giving me the strength and courage to peruse my true passion.

KSY:Who are some artist that you listen to and inspire you?

BS: This is a very long list but I will narrow i down to some of my country artist of inspiration. I love, love Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Shania  Twain, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean. They all produce amazing records that I can listen to time and time again. I had the amazing opportunity to work with a few members of Jason Aldean's band on my record. It was such a dream come true to work with such a high level of talent and skill.

KSY:Are you currently working on a CD?

BS:I actually just finished my first EP that will be available this February! It is titled "Brand New" and was produced by my father, Michael Spriggs, Also, it features some of Nashville's finest writers and musicians.

Photo: Working with my brilliant dad :) New single out soon!

KSY:Do you have any upcoming events or projects?

BS:The release of my new EP of course and I have been writing and working on a few new singles for later this year. One single I am very excited about is a cover of Tammy Wynette song  my father co-wrote. She is one of the most influential country artist of all time so honored to sing one of her songs.

 Photo: Vocals are always more fun when you have two of your besties along for the ride :) Just having some fun doing some "na-na's"!! A good birthday indeed! 

Special thanks to Brittany Spriggs 

To follow Brittany Spriggs on Twitter:@BrittanySpriggs

Website: brittanyspriggs.com

 Facebook:brittanyspriggsmusic

 

 

 

 

 

 




  


 

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