Right now, we have so many of those fairs and festivals on the books, it doesn't look like there is any space or time for a whole run with somebody. But by the fall, when fair season dies down, I would love to be able to get on a tour as an opener, as a support act, and go out and have a bit more of a routine. That would be great. We don't have anything like that on the books right now, but we're really crossing our fingers and hoping that that's going to come.
Wow. I have a lot of different influences. I come from a southern gospel background - I grew up singing in the church. But I always had radio around - my mom always did - she was playing radio all the time. As a little girl, there was Linda Ronstadt, Rita Coolidge, and Juice Newton, and all those strong female singers. I definitely think they were an influence. Then, as you grow up, you develop your own taste in music. I went in every direction at that point. I love Emmylou Harris, I love Tori Amos, and I love REM. I went through a big California phase. I love the Eagles and James Taylor. Some of those are songwriting influences as well, and also as performers and singers.
You know, all three of us are pretty diverse in our music taste. As long as it's good, we're not respect of genre across the board. As a matter of fact, this week we talked about Patty Loveless and her new record. Kristen and I have been on a big Gwen Stefani kick with her new record - it's awesome. On the way here, we stopped off at Best Buy and bought Billy Idol's new record. It is hysterical and wonderful. I'd recommend everybody getting it. He is back to his true form. We like all kinds of music.
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