The bride to be talks quarantine, new music and more!
Country artist Abby Anderson is just what the doctor ordered! Her heartfelt music resonates with the soul, and is the perfect summertime vibe. With a contagious and bubbly personality paired with stellar vocals, it’s nothing but up for this star. Abby’s climbing hit ‘I’ll Still Love You‘ is a beautiful ballad that has us reminiscing about a sweet strings attached kind of love. Everything about Abby has us saying “we can relate!” This Texas native took a moment to speak with Tonight Mag about her music and more. Get to know Abby below!
Congratulations on your recent engagement! How will you let this inspire your music and songwriting process moving forward?
“Thank you! Oh man, it already has inspired me in just letting myself feel all the feelings (happy, excited, freaked out because marriage is serious! Crying for whatever reason, leaving childhood, growing up, knowing love, etc…) and then writing all the feelings. The greatest thing about being in a loving relationship is getting to learn so much about yourself. I feel like i’m learning something new everyday.”
How have you kept busy during quarantine?
“I’ve been busy writing which has been awesome! Doing a lot of live stream shows too. Honestly everyday is different though. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wake up some days with no energy. I’ve been trying to let myself rest when I need to but I’m just not use to not being crazy busy all the time, but it’s been good for me to take moments and be still.”
Have you always known you wanted to be an artist? What was your journey to get here?
“I’ve always known I thrive on attention if that answers the question. Yes! I started playing classical piano when I was five and quickly learned that I hated reading music but loved creating my own little songs. I played gigs growing up all throughout Texas until I turned 17 and decided it was time to make the move to Nashville.”
We’re loving your latest release “I’ll Still Love You”! How have you seen yourself grow as an artist when reflecting on past releases compared to this new one?
“Thank you! I feel more confident overall. Maybe that just comes more with age or the practice of actually releasing music into the world but I feel like I have more direction. More trust within myself for what songs I love and which ones I want to release. You hear it all the time but it’s so so true. Trust your gut. Especially when it comes to your music.”
As a fast growing artist, what is a goal you hope to accomplish, and how do you plan on achieving it?
“Heck I want to sell out arenas, win the Grammy’s, start the jewelry line, the makeup line, the clothing line, do the movies and the TV shows, everything. I’ve always had those desires and it’s a drive I can’t make go away if I tried but none of that would matter to me if I knew I wasn’t spreading joy and light in this world. I want to make people smile.”
What was it like touring with so many different country artists?
“Amazing! Every artist is so different from how they run their tour to how they perform on stage. I’m a human sponge on every tour and I know I’ve probably annoyed a few artists with all my questions, but to me it’s college. It’s an opportunity to learn from the best so you don’t have to make mistakes that most people do.”
How have you seen your fans connect with your music, especially during a time where you can’t see them live?
“I am so so so so thankful for the technology we have today! I did a ton of Instagram live shows at the beginning of quarantine and loved it. I felt so close to my fans and so thankful to just get to keep on playing music and have people listening.”