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10 Quick Ones with JESSICA HANNAN – September 2017

| 14 September 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Ohio based Country Rock Artist Jessica Hannan has released the Official Music Video for “Girls Night Out” off of her 2016 EP, Drive. “Girls Night Out” was filmed at Yankee Bootleggers Saloon in Brookfield, OH. Other songs that Jessica has recorded that have received airplay country wide when she was just 15 years old include “Here Again,” “One Of Those Days,” and “It’s Just Me.” We get Jessica herself to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, her influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

The latest release “Girls Night Out” is such a fun song! It was so fun to shoot and record in the studio! There really isn’t any hidden nuggets, besides obv getting stood up at the beginning of the video is actually part of the lyrics in the song. Diehard fans will see themselves within the video! Our diehard Jessica Hannan fans were able to be a part of the shoot and actually in the music video itself, pretty cool!

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I grew up in the Country. I had corn fields on all sides of me and I can remember blaring Country music up in my dad’s pickup truck and singing along! For Christmas when I was 12 my parents bought me a guitar and I started taking lessons. It grew from there.

3. Who would be your main musical influences?

Deena Carter, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Martina McBride.

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be?

Miranda Lambert for sure! She also carries that Country Rock edge that I love and display in my music.

5. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before?

Country Rock, live energy and fun!

6. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

The creativeness and ability to lose yourself in music. It’s such a great feeling, the ability to sing a song and truly feel it.

7. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

We are on the road so much! No cooking – lots of pizza, or venues that feed us! We take turns on who brings the booze and of course guitarists are always the first to start jamming!

8. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

Well this is a great question. I actually get to do the best of both worlds. I still work full time as a nurse and tour as a musician! So when I am not on the road or having a show I get to be a nurse and take care of people. That is my other dream job!

9. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”?

Yes there is. When I was 17 I decided to quit music for some time to pursue a boy and a relationship. It was painful for my parents. I started singing in a live band at 12 so this was a huge back step. Anyways I did stop from 17 to 23 and I lost a lot of time and ground, but I can’t go back I can only go forward and I am as fast as I can!

10. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Hmm… good question. I think I would choose Shania Twain The Woman In Me with “Any Man of Mine” and “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under.” It seems like this was a huge turning point in Country Music and I would love to have been a part of that history in the making. It changed Country and brought a controversial side.





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