New Music Monday Featuring Abby Lindsey
Thank you for chatting with us Abby. For newer fans, how did your passion for music and career come about? Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was raised on country classics, gospel music, and plenty of REO Speedwagon. Being exposed to it so early on really aided to my connection with music. Then, I started singing and I was like “oh, this is what I want to do forever and ever.”
You recently released your new single, “She Knew Better" that you also co-wrote. Tell us about the writing process and where the idea came from. I was in a very vulnerable place when I wrote this song with my co-writers and the way it so organically fell out of our mouths in like an hours time was magic. We wrote it the day after the guy I thought I would end up with forever married someone else. Very bittersweet pill to swallow, but it was my way of closing the chapter between us, so I’m almost grateful to this song for providing that closure and peace.
Where did you grow up and how has that influenced your style of music? I grew up in a small town in Northwest Arkansas called Van Buren. Like I mentioned earlier, I was raised in a very southern home with lots of country influences. I also was a 90’s baby, so I feel like I grew up in the prime time country music era. I remember playing LeAnn Rimes’ “Blue” cassette tape on repeat and performing for my family regularly — she was my biggest influence growing up for sure. Having a family who loved music and encouraged me to love it too really shaped who I am as an artist and country music lover.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs? The biggest compliment to me is when someone says something like “your lyrics really got to me” or “wow, thank you for writing that, I really needed to hear that.” When people can lose themselves in a song and allow themselves to feel, that’s when I feel confident I’ve done my job.
What is one thing you can tell us that most people don’t know about you and might surprise us? I have an oddly long tongue and can touch my nose with it haha!!
What is your favorite dish to cook? I was raised in a very southern home with very southern women, so probably some sort of casserole or hearty dish. My Mamaw’s veggie beef stew is my favorite!
How do you drink your coffee? Collagen powder, splash of creamer, sprinkle of cinnamon
What is one food that most people seem to like, but you cannot stand to eat? Reese’s peanut butter cups — I can’t stand to eat chocolate and peanut butter together!
What’s on your pizza? Do you fold your pizza or eat it straight on? Ranch or no ranch? My go-to order is pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, & pineapple with ranch or garlic butter on the side! Always fold it!!!
Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Oh gosh, that’s a hard one! I’d probably have to go with Chick-fil-A for sure! Between fried chicken, sweet tea, and chick fil a sauce — I’m a happy camper!
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Abby Lindsey is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the valley of the Ozark Mountains in Van Buren, AR. Being a native of the south, she was no stranger to the good ole country classics like LeAnn Rimes, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood and Jo Dee Messina, which would come to inspire her dream to be in country music. She grew up singing in her church, pageants, ballgames, and hometown events. She was even an All-Region choir member in her high school, but nothing satisfied her hunger for more with music. She decided to pack up everything she could fit in her Jeep and head to Music City — and as Jo De Messina says the rear view mirror torn off, and I ain’t ever looking back, and that’s a fact - and that’s exactly what Abby did. Abby moved to Nashville with $50 in her pocket and lived in the pool house of the family she nannied for before finally getting on her feet and establishing a name for herself in town. Now she calls East Nashville home and continues to immerse herself into all of the magical and creative things Nashville has to offer.