The girl next door, Jordyn Stoddard, had a chance to catch up with us last week. Her first single released to radio “Like Me ‘Til You Love Me” is one catchy song! Jordyn Stoddard’s newest album, Southern Tide, was released a month after the single. She is now a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University and is currently touring in her free time.
How is it being in school while being a musician? How do you balance the two?
Getting to college was so normal to me because I’ve been doing this for years. It was hard being on my own but it made me feel more independent and it has made me feel like a bigger person. How to handle things on my own. It’s tough, but it’s a good learning experience.
What do you like more, singing or writing?
I love both. I love both in different ways. Writing, I get to express my thoughts through words and with singing, I get to express the emotion through my voice. It’s like kids — you can’t pick favorites.
What’s a song that you wish you wrote?
I love “Humble and Kind” right now. That’s one of my favorites! I think that song has such a great message and as a writer, you get inspired by so many other people. Lori McKenna, who wrote that song, is just incredible, especially being a woman in country music. It’s things like that, that inspire me to be a better writer.
How has being a woman in the industry made your path different?
Right now I feel like women are coming back, being on the radio, and writing and that’s something that I love. There are so many role models — Kelsea Ballerini, RaeLynn, and all of those girls. I love sharing this with them.
If you had to write a song about your life what would it be called?
“This Is Me And This Is My Life.” I feel like there’s so much to put into that song and I feel like I could just describe me.
Check out Jordyn’s newest single and her album by clicking the picture below.