Nashville-based, Georgia-born singer Brailey Lenderman sat down with Beyond The Stage to learn more about her latest single, musical inspirations, and more. Read on to learn more about the singer who’s ruling the alternative country scene.
1. Introduce yourself for our readers.
I am Brailey Lenderman! I am originally from Roswell, GA, but I am now a resident in Nashville, TN.
2. Describe your style of music for someone who hasn’t heard it before.
Fresh, pop, alternative country. I knew when I went into the studio, as a woman, I was going to need something that would appeal to all ages, and all genders. I honestly believe what I have, has done the trick!
3. How did you get started in music?
I’ve always done music! I started to sing at a really young age– entering talent shows and trying out for choir– anything I could do to get noticed as a singer, I was doing. I started to play Piano at the age of 5 but turned to guitar at the age of 12 because my brother learned to play. When I moved to Nashville, we had a family friend put me in contact with two producers that he knew of– Jared Logan and Aswan North. After meeting with them, that is when my music became a career. All it takes is just a few people to believe in you, to really get started.
4. Who are your musical influences?
I have a few musical influences!
- Eric Church is someone I look up to when it comes to the music industry, because he has never given up on who he is for what the industry wants. He has continued to release what he wants, and it works for him.
- Ryan Tedder: If there is one person I wish I could write with, it would be this man. There is literally not one song that has been written by him that I do not love. I seriously cannot name any. I love everything about his music and his artistry.
- I have recently become extremely inspired by Tenille Townes: I heard her music, and my lord, you can feel every lyric she writes, she also has the voice of an angel. I am so inspired by women who write music like a diary, you know someone will connect to it.
5. Who are your non-musical influences?
My parents. I know that this is such a cliché answer, but my parents are the most hardworking individuals I know. My mom has shown me what it is like to fail, pick yourself back up ad keep going. She has shown me that life isn’t easy, but it is beautiful. My dad has always been one of my biggest fans, he always knows how to make me feel like I am in the right place by reminding me that he is proud of me. My parents have taken their success and have done nothing but help others with it. And to be that is beautiful, and I can only hope that one day, I can do the same for others.
6. You recently filmed your video for “Remember All The Days,” what can you tell our readers about that?
Yeah! The concept is amazing. The producers and the camera men were unbelievable. The concept is, I am getting ready for a show and I am alone. I am missing my boo thing. And as I am getting ready, I am flashing back to times with him. It is such a sweet story, and honestly, it’s how I pictures my video to be when I was in the studio.
7. The single got a ton of attention on Spotify, with more than 100,000 plays, what’s that been like for you?
Well, it’s been really awesome. As a singer songwriter trying to make it, you can only hope and pray that people are going to enjoy what you release. To my surprise, it has been great so far. I have had such amazing feedback from people all over the globe. It is so incredibly hard to be heard, but this just reminds me that I am exactly where I need to be. I can only pray it goes up from here!
8. What’s next for you in the rest of 2018?
I have a few shows coming up, I am hoping after we release the video I will gear up to release another song that I have. 2018 has been so good for me, so I want to make it even better.
9. If you could give advice to yourself five years ago, what would you tell yourself?
God is good, so trust him even when things seem to be going south. He is going to shut a ton of doors in your face, but it is only because better things are yet to come. So, let go of those who have hurt you because you haven’t even seen the best yet.
10. What’s your advice to someone who wants to create music?
Just create it. Do it and do it to your best ability and be freaking proud of it. Get you a good group of people, write all the time and network with people. In the end, you’re creating something that someone is really going to connect to, so just do it, you won’t regret it.