Chris Hollacheck is here to talk about making music his life and the love he puts into it.
Can you tell us when was the moment you knew music needed to be your life's work?
It was after a playoff football game in high school. I was sitting in my truck kinda bummed out about being benched the whole game and I heard the song “Ticks” by Brad Paisley come on the radio. I turned it up and started belting away to it and then thought to myself, “Hey I’m pretty good at this country singing thing, plus music runs in all sides of my family. Why don’t I stop chasing after sports and get back into music, like I did when I was younger."
Where does the soul of your music come from?
A LOT of living! Lots of great fun times, and a lot of heartbreak. Life’s too short not to live it to the fullest!
You always bring us on a musical journey! Where did the heart of this come from?
I just enjoy giving back to people what country music gave to me growing up. It got me through some extremely hard times and seemed to understand me when no one else did. I hope to do the same for many people out there with my music!
How would you describe your latest single to someone who is new to your music?
A fun upbeat love ballad that actually has a new traditional country sound, but a strong R&B influence in it lyrically. I literally went on an R&B binge while I was writing this song!
How much love do you put into putting each record together?
I used to be timid in my earlier recordings (many of those I’ve taken down) caring too much about what others thought about my singing and my songs overall. Now I give the recording process all I’ve got, knowing the people need music and this purpose I’m fulfilling is bigger than me. Recording is honestly now one of my favorite parts of the musical process! Also who you surround yourself with during this process plays a big part in how good the song comes out. I like to have people who are equally as passionate about making music as me working with me.
Is there a fine line of what you put in your music and what you don’t?
I try not to get too controversial about world events or politics in my songs. I try to spread positivity and relatable subjects in my music that doesn’t alienate any part of my fanbase.
Is there music that you aren't prepared to release yet? Why?
I have plenty of songs not ready for release because of lack of funds! I’m an independent artist who funds all of my musical projects, which runs up a pretty big check after a while. If I had it my way and money wasn’t an issue, I’d be releasing a new song every month!
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