Which of your songs is your favorite?
A couple months ago I would have said Him, but since I've changed. Its Tallahassee.
Which is your least favorite?
One song on the radio that annoys you?
Anything by Nicki Minaj
One song that you love and sing along to every time it comes on the radio?
Every song I've ever heard............
Wanted by Hunter Hayes (are you shocked?)
Last musical you watched?
Hunchback of Notre Dame. I found it on YouTube.......
Musical you've never watched but really want to?
La La Land
If you could only pick one musical to see on Broadway, what would it be?
Favorite book about a musician
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (Honorable mention, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord)
Favorite song lyric?
You can go the distance, you can run the mile. You can walk straight through hell with a smile.
-Hall Of Fame
Favorite and least favorite genre of music?
Last song you listened to?
I Got A Car by George Strait
Song you've been listening to a lot?
You Said You'd Grow Old With Me by Michael Schulte
Favorite music video?
Delicate by Taylor Swift
Are you listening to music right now?
Why yes, yes I am.
Favorite romantic song?
Can't Help Falling In Love by Haley Reinhart
Last song you cried during?
Not Today by Imagine Dragons
Favorite musical score from a movie that is not a musical?
Pride and Prejudice 2005
Most popular of your songs so far?
YOU TOTALLY KNEW THAT SOLDIER SONG WAS GOING TO MAKE ME SAD, DIDN'T YOU EVIL CHILD. Admit it.
Yes, MK, you caught me. I posted it knowing it would make you sad. (sorry)
Would you rather gain fame on the internet/via video (like Lindsey Stirling) or on the stage/the radio?
I would honestly be okay with either.
Last song that made you laugh?
Never Ever Getting Rid of Me from Waitress
What is your song writing process?
I don't actually have a process. I'll get an idea and write down lyrics until I have a complete song and then I arrange them to sound lyrical.
What kind of snacks to you eat while writing songs?
I don't eat while I write songs........
All songs have an emotion behind them......which one is most common in yours?
Are you currently working on a song? Snippets?
Yes, I am working on a song. But I can't give you guys snippets because I want this song to be a surprise. I'm very proud of this song and its not even finished! (This is the song )
Do you work on multiple songs at a time or stick to one until its done?
Most of the time I stick to one song at a time.
What do you sing in the shower? (Come on. We know you do it)
Yes, I do sing in the shower. I don't have a specific song. I just sing what's in my head at the time.
A song you like in a different language?
Buchaille on Eirne by Damian McGinty
Favorite summer song?
Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen
Road trip song?
Would You Go With Me by Josh Turner
Put yourself to sleep song?
Five More Minutes by Scotty McCreery
While you read song?
Epilogue from La La Land
While you study song?
We Were Us by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
Last song on playlist?
This one is from my Country Music playlist, The River by the Garth Brooks Tribute Band
Sleigh Ride by Pentatonix
Pie Jesu by Celtic Women
Song that makes you want to dance?
Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON
Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Epilogue from La La Land
Last musical you belted while walking around your house?
The Sound of Music
Name 3 cute musicians and whether you like their work or not?
Hunter Hayes: YES
Damian McGinty: YES
Calum Scott: YES
5 favorite musicians and your favorite of their songs?
Taylor Swift: All Too Well
Hunter Hayes: If It's Just Me
Damian McGinty: Slow Dance
Danielle Bradbury: Laying Low
Favorite Disney Song?
I Can Go The Distance from Hercules
Favorite Disney Love Song?
I See The Light from Tangled
A song with a color in it.... and do you love it or hate it?
Red by Taylor Swift and yes I love it!!!
A song that means a lot to you right now?
Emoji of a Wave by John Mayer
What song describes your life right now?
I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers
Favorite music blog(s)?
I don't really follow any music blogs....... I don't even know of any music blogs. If anyone knows a music blog, let me know!!!
Musician that is a HUGE inspiration to you?
Hunter Hayes. He writes his own lyrics and music and they are just so amazing. He can make me feel so many emotions through all of his songs.
Why did you start writing music?
I started because of a TV show. I was watching Once Upon A Time and one of the characters died tragically.... and some of his last words were "Go find Tallahassee, even if it is without me." And through my tears, I thought "That would make a really good song lyric." Later that night, I grabbed a pencil and paper and my song Tallahassee was born. I realized that I really enjoyed writing songs and I kept doing it. And here I am today :D
If you could have a famous musician sing one of your songs, which musician and which song?
I would really like Kelsea Ballarini to sing I Was Wrong. I think she would sound amazing singing that. A girl can dream, right?
Favorite time of day to write music?
Ha Ha It's not daytime. 2 am is when I do my best writing.
What makes you want to write? What inspires you?
Random things will inspire me and make me want to write. I'll be having a conversation and the other person will say something and I will get song inspiration for that. Sometimes its other songs that give me inspirations. Sometimes its a place.
Take your favorite season and make a playlist for it... it has to be at least 5 songs long
My favorite season is Fall
Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day
Autumn from Titanic the Musical
Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Emoji of a Wave by John Meyer
Pompeii by Bastille
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
What non-music things do you do to recharge your writer self?
I relax and read a book.
Disney song you hate/dislike?
Little April Showers from Bambi
Song with your age in the title?
What About 18 by Betsy Lane
You've heard of comfort food....what are your comfort songs?
Anything by Hunter Hayes or Taylor Swift will instantly comfort me and make me feel better.
Winter song that is not about Christmas OR a typical Christmas song?
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pentatonix
An unknown/lesser known musician?
Megan and Liz. My favorite song is Big Kids
A song with food in it?
Cake by the Ocean by DNCE
A song with an ocean/beach that you like?
Malibu by Miley Cyrus
Music you listen to while cleaning your room?
Usually my upbeat playlist. It gets me pumped and ready for cleaning!
Song for each of your top two favorite holidays?
Hosanna To The Son Of David-Easter
SPRING IS HERE What is a Spring song?
Do Re Mi from the Sound of Music
Your I'm Single playlist?
Someone Like You by Adele
Tonight I Want To Cry by Keith Urban
Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott
White Horse by Taylor Swift
I'm A Mess by Ed Sheeran
Your MK Cries Over Sad Soldier Songs So I Should Stockpile Them Just In Case playlist?
Why yes, MK, I have a couple :D
Letters From Home by John Michael Montgomery
If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw
American Soldier by Toby Keith
I'm Already There by Lonestar
Can you sing the theme song from Miraculous Ladybug?
Miraculous! Simply the best! Up to the test when things go wrong!
Miraculous the luckiest! Power of love always soo strong!
And no, I didn't look that up :D
What movie/TV show theme songs can you sing?
I can sing the Girl Meets World one. All the rest are instrumental.
Song not about relationships, boys, love or anything super serious or sad?
The Best Day by Taylor Swift
A Folk Tune you like?
Riptide by Vance Joy
Favorite Disney soundtrack as a whole?
Newsies :D :D
Songs that always get stuck in your head...even if you only hear a line or two?
Those Irish drinking songs you're always singing, MK.
Have you made a graduation playlist?
New Romantics by Taylor Swift
New Rules by Dua Lipa
Titanium by David Guetta and Sia
Eraser by Ed Sheeran
Havana by Camilla Cabello
Photograph by Ed Sheeran
Can't Help Falling In Love by Haley Reinhart
I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz
I Was Made For Loving You by Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran
Wanted by Hunter Hayes
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You by Keith Harkin and Colbie Caillet
A Thousand Years
A song I like, but you don't?
Flatliner by Cole Swindell
A song I like but MK doesn't?
Everybody's Got Somebody But Me by Hunter Hayes
God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood
A song that make you think of me?
Angel Eyes by Love and Theft
A song from your favorite musical that you hate/dislike?
The Bottom Line from Newsies
Favorite radio station?
99.1 out of Dayton (its country)
Do you have a special writing book?
Yes, I have a book that I write all of my songs in
Do you have a song that reminds you of a certain book?
In Case You Didn't Know by Brett Young will always remind me of Open Road Summer by Emery Lord because I listened to that song on repeat while reading it.
Do you have a song that reminds you of one of your OTPs? (please not Reylo. *gag*)
Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio always reminds me of Percabeth.
(and Starving by Hailee Steinfeld reminds me of Reylo :D)
A song that you feel different about after seeing the music video and whether you stopped liking it or not?
The music video for Delicate by Taylor Swift made me love the song even more than I already did!
What musician do you listen to the most?
Hunter Hayes (I can't believe you even had to ask)
Rihanna or Beyoncé? (you can't say neither)
Favorite song from the Greatest Showman soundtrack?
A Million Dreams
A song you would recommend to everyone?
All Too Well by Taylor Swift
A song you don't like telling people about so you can horde it and make it "your song"?
Seventeen by Marina and the Diamonds
If you were famous and going on an international tour....where would you travel to?
Let's say it together guys.......Italy!
If you could pick one co-star for one week of the show......who would it be?
Would you sing under your real name?
Yeah, I would :D (can you guys guess my real name?, those of you who already know it, you can't guess)
Goals for writing music in 2018 and this next lap of blogging?
I want to send a couple songs to a recording studio in 2018. And I hope to put more songs on the blog!
A song that make you want to go out and do something crazy/adventurous?
No Roots by Alice Merton
Do you have any musical merch?
Yes! I have a Phantom of the Opera tote bag.
Do you want to do this, crazy?
Too late to stop now......
A song that is super catchy, but you don't like because you don't like the meaning behind the words or just don't like it?
Cheerleader by OMI. This song played constantly on the radio when it came out and I can't stand it!
A song you listen to while pretending you're listening to someone talk?
Everybody Talks by Neon Trees
Do you have any clothes or jewelry with music-y stuff on it?
Yes, I have a necklace that says "Life is Music"
Imagine you traveled to a new place and then dropped a new album inspired by your travels...where would that place be?
I would go to an island in the Mediterranean and write songs about it.
How big would you make an album you released?
Would you rather do albums or singles?
Listen to a song by Justin Bieber and write a paragraph long review on it?
(I don't want to do this......)
Love Yourself by Justin Bieber is actually better than I thought. His voice is definitely deeper than it used to be. I don't feel like a chipmunk is singing in my ear anymore. The song is awesome! I would totally put this on my playlist, in fact I wouldn't even realize it was Justin Bieber.
Just because you didn't write the whole song in one sitting does not mean you are a failure. It's ok to write a song in bursts.
Its snowing out right now.....what would you listen to?
A children's song you like?
Count Your Blessings by Bing Crosby
"The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun" or "Sleepsong" or "Noble Fair Maiden" are all Celtic lullabies....which would you sing to your children?
I would sing all of them!
If you should die from an overabundance of questions (you asked for it) what would like played at your funeral?
Please have Hunter Hayes personally come and sing to my casket.
I'M DONE. OH MY WORD I'M FINALLY DONE!!!! I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOR YEARS!!!!!
These were great questions MK I had a lot of fun with them!
And if you guys actually sat there and read all of that, virtual cake for you!!!!!
Hope you enjoy!