I forgot to ask Kyle if ‘What Goes Around Comes Around,” BOO on me. But I guess the true answer is in the song.
“I hate to go to a show and the first song sounds like the other songs, and the show just keeps going and seems to flatline,” Park explains. “It’s cool to have different styles of songs. Going back to my first record, I’ve got a Cajun song and a ‘60s song, and all kinds of different grooves. I think that’s key.”
It’s one of many reasons that Kyle is an artist on the upswing. Through word of mouth built on solid touring, Park has expanded his audience from Texas into the surrounding states and the Midwest. He’s frequently shared stages with the likes of Gary Allan, Jack Ingram and the Eli Young Band. And Park has used every one of those dates to gain more knowledge about his business: what the audience responds to, how to build a compatible tour crew and how to make the economics of the road work.
— Kyle Park (@kyle_park) July 14, 2015
Q1 If you were introducing someone to country music who would be on your must list?
A1 Bob Wills & TheTexasPlayboys first. There are SO many songs to listen to. Their music is so influential
Q2 What is difference between “Texas Country” and “Nashville Country”?? via @tierabolt
A2 I think they’re similar in many good ways, but overall TXcountry usually sounds more traditional to me.
Q3 You released @GeorgeStraight tribute song “Fit for the King” which country would you be king of and why? via @CountryInAz
A3 hahah I wouldn’t wanna be king. Way too much pressure. And you misspelled Strait! #unacceptabletypo 😉
Q4 You just turned 30, did you do anything special to celebrate? via @shootinthedirt
A4 YES!! 2 days in Concan TX floating the river, golfing, and playing music. We’ll do it again year!
Q5 IS there a charity or special organization that you work with? via @HTKatie
A5 Yes! I’ve proud to have helped different military, youth, music, health, and other charities/NPO’s throughout my entire career! This past wknd my bday golf tourney helped raise over $1k for @TheFirstTee
Q6 Describe your new album in 3 words? via @kimberlyeowens
A6 Driving. Natural. Fun.
Experimental. Collaborative. Confident.
Blue. Roof. Sessions.
Q7 You’ve really stayed true to your roots & sound, how has that been going for ya in regards to radio & mainstream success? via @sneezeguard
A7 I get to play music for a living. And I’m damn proud of the music I make. The rest is icing.
Q8 If you were a superhero what would your catch phrase be?
A8 hahaha I have no clue. I’m pretty ocd… Maybe, “That doesn’t go theerree!” or “I’ll cleeaan thatt!” “
Q9 What can fans expect from your upcoming album?? via @CarolSweeney69
A9 definitely more edge, more in-your-face production. Louder guitars & drums. And a few of my best songs!
Q10 What was the last thing you bought in regards to Music? CD/Single/EP on itunes or wherever.
A10 @AATW1969 Live in 2007, and their newest album Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills. #westernswing
Q11 Is there anything we haven’t asked you about you that you think fans would want to know about you?
A11 You mean these crazy random ass questions didn’t answer everything you need to know a lot me?! 😉 I’d like fans to know how much I love what I do, and how much I love and appreciate their respect. I don’t see how I could ever quit performing music for my fans. I love you all!
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— Kyle Park (@kyle_park) July 14, 2015
Thanks to Bud Light Texas for giving us access to such an amazing guy. Truly a good time was had by all!
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Kyle Park – What Goes Around Comes Around
MORE ABOUT KYLE PARK
His career is young. His past is impressive. His future seemingly has plenty more in store. That’s why Texas singer/songwriter Kyle Park, one of the spark plugs on the Southwestern tour circuit, has titled his new album Beggin’ For More.
It’s the fourth album in a self-made career in which Park served as both the artist and the record label. More is the key word in the title. He earned his first No. 1 single in the middle of recording the album, when “The Night Is Young” topped the Texas radio charts, and he naturally heard fans begging for more music.
But it also finds him covering more creative turf. Beggin’ displays an expansive lyrical bent, ranging from the playful Internet-age commentary of “Tagged” to the introspective spirituality of “You Make Me Believe.” Stylistically, Beggin’ contains more traditional country than he’s inserted on an album before, but it also shows him pushing the envelope on several tracks. U2-style guitar sounds and unexpected chord changes populate “The Night Is Young,” and a muscular foundation on “True Love” is part danceable soul music, part Wallflowers’ “One Headlight.”