Alexandria Corn sat down with CMchat and opened up about her life, struggles, and how she got interested in music. Being a shy girl, she had to break out of her shell in order to become the artist she is today.
What song is the most played song on your iTunes right now?
Right now, I’m really into Maren Morris, I love all her music. But I’m discovering new artists every day. I’ve had Frankie Ballard’s “LA Woman” on repeat as well as Brooke Eden’s “Act Like You Don’t.” Being a writer- I love listening to songs that I can relate to because I am a crazy lyric examiner. But then I always end up thinking “Wow that’s a good line, why didn’t I come up with that?” *laughs
How did you get started in music?
My first performance in front of a live audience was my middle school talent show. That was the first time I felt an incredible adrenaline rush. As soon as I hit the stage, It was a completely different feeling, I knew that second that’s where I belonged. From there, I got involved in every community show I could perform in. I was basically singing for anyone who wanted to listen. When I turned 16, I auditioned for American Idol and was given a golden ticket. Although my journey with Idol ended a few weeks later, I was so grateful for that experience and especially being so young because it opened so many doors for me. I then traveled to Nashville for the CMAs, and I fell in love with the Country music scene. I saw what a loyal genre it really was and I developed a deep appreciation for the writers and performers.
Who would you LOVE to duet with and why?
Chase Rice because I mean come on…. Magic! *laughs
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing music?
I’m always at my stable riding, whether it be back in NY or here in Los Angeles. I competed when I was younger, but I had to give it up. But if I had the time to compete in equestrian full-time and make a living from it, I think that would be pretty awesome.
How do you celebrate the holidays?
The holidays are my favorite time of the year because it’s the only time of year that I put most of my work aside and travel back home to New York to spend time with my family. I have a very big family- and they are my everything. Being away from them is the hardest thing I’ve done. So I definitely look forward to this time of year!
I am so excited to announce that I will be playing Country Fest in Wisconsin June 25, 2017 with Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young and more. You can get your tickets at Countryfest.com (on sale now!) I will also be playing another festival in June in New York, but that has not been announced yet! Stay updated on my social media for upcoming details.
Anything you want to tell aspiring performers?
Yes, follow your heart. I say a lot of cliché things like that, but I can’t stress it more. This career path that I’ve chosen has taught me to be so in tune with myself and listen to nobody but my heart. You will get discouraged more times than you can imagine, but everything in your life happens for a reason, even if at that moment, you have no idea why- whether it be the ending of a relationship, a hardship in your life, a sudden change in moving across the country, or meeting a person you know you’ll never see again. Don’t get discouraged. God is working for you. The best advice I was ever given was from my loving friend/writer/publisher- “Never forget who you are and where you came from. Many will want more from you and in return will promise you the world. Do not give them your world. Whatever it is that you do on your way to get to where you are going, remember you and only you will have to wake up and look at yourself in the mirror. Be exactly who it is that you want to see.”
Tell me how fans can keep up with you and your music. Socials, gigs, etc.
I post all my gigs and shows on my website www.AlexandriaCorn.com. You can follow me on Instagram @alexandriacornmusic, facebook.com/alexandriacornmusic, Twitter @alexandriacorn and Snapchat @its_acorn and you can download my latest single “Say It Again” on iTunes and VEVO now!