Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Donica Knight

Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Donica Knight

I’ve been working with MTS Management for a while now, and they are always working with great artists. Names like Xander Demos, Ed Roman and Billy Grima litter their list of current artists, and they are always adding new talent like Donica Knight. I was familiar with Donica, but when I heard her single “Love Ain’t A Prize,” I was a fan. I find myself listening a lot of electronic dance music, but I really enjoy country music, too. I always enjoy working with MTS Management, and this is no exception. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Donica Knight.

I am originally from Indiana, so it’s safe to say I love country music. That being said, I love your voice! Why haven’t I heard of you before?!
I am not sure, but I am honored you love my voice and music! Thank you for your support.

Who wrote the lyrics for “Love Ain’t A Prize?”
“Love Ain’t A Prize” was written my myself, Chris Vos and Jim Huff.

Your voice is incredible… Who are some of your biggest inspirations in country music?
Thank you, Ricky, I truly appreciate that! I am a huge Bonnie Raitt fan. Her voice expresses raw emotion and just gets to me! As far as country music goes I am inspired by classic country like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Wanda Jackson, Dolly Parton and Don Williams.

Noel Maitland produced the video for “Love Ain’t A Prize.” Where did you record that and how long did it take to shoot from start to finish?
“Love Ain’t A Prize” was recorded in Los Angeles at Fox Force Five Studios and some overdubs were laid down at Jim Huff’s home studio. It took around 2-3 weeks per song, give or take, to get them where we wanted them.

I’ve seen a lot of great country shows. What are some of your most memorable concerts?
I was blown away by Keith Urban when I saw him live. I was never much a Keith fan until I saw how he carried himself onstage and the energy brought with him. Coldplay was another concert that blew me away. I admired how Coldplay treated their fans and how they made the nosebleed section feel like they were on the front row. Lastly hearing my girl Celine Dion when she came to Birmingham, AL. That night was the first time tears came to my eyes at a concert! She is full of grace, power and love.

I see you promoting Jamn on Facebook and Twitter. What is that?
Jamn is a cell phone app that teaches you how to play any song. It shows you the chords and gives you the capability to change the keys around. It is very neat!

I don’t see any tour dates on your website. Got any tours planned for 2016?
Yes. Sign up for my email list and we will update you about any upcoming shows in your area as well as new releases.

Tell me about your relationship with Jim Huff.
Jim Huff has become a good friend of mine and is the producer of my new EP, Can’t Buy A Southern Girl. I discovered Jim online and became a fan of his songwriting. I reached out to him over the web to see if he would be interested in collaborating which eventually led to him producing this record.

When will your EP Can’t Buy A Southern Girl be released? Got any more singles from that coming out before the release date?
I can’t wait for you to hear “Acting Like A Lady!” It will be the next single released from the record which is dropping early next year.

Besides the release of your new EP, what’s next for Donica Knight?
(Laughs.) I have always wanted to play the stew out of the guitar, so tackling that instrument has moved its way from being in the back burner of my mind to the forefront.

In all of the interviews I do I always give the artist the last word. Go.
Thank you for sharing your time with me. I feel very honored to have your support and attention. God bless!

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