ION INDIE MAGAZINE December 2014, Volume 7 - Page 14

JB: If given the chance to host your own talk show, who would be your first guest? AW: From a musician side, it would be Carrie Underwood. I would love to hear about her work process and how she improves and conquers her hurdles. My normal side says Tom Hiddleston. He's my favorite actor and had such a great personality; it would be fun to have an interview with him. JB: How has your expectations of being a musician and the reality of being a musician differed? AW: Looking at a singer/songwriter from the outside, it seems like all they do is perform, record and write. Pretty glamorous right? Nobody tells you that it takes forever to record a song and get it the way you want it. Nobody tells you that you have to become a businesswoman. And nobody tells you that you are basically working by yourself. It's a beautiful and hard lifestyle, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. My fans make everything worth it. JB: What venue would you love to play that you haven't played yet? AW: I think it would be amazing to sell out the University of Phoenix Stadium in my home town. If I ever reach that point, it would be a very sentimental day. To play for a crowd like that where I grew up and started my musical journey would be an honor. JB: Where do you see yourself in five years? Have you set any long term goals for your career? AW: It's hard to see where I'll be in five years. The future is so unpredictable, it's almost impossible to have a certain plan. Though, I would like to think that I'll have a Bachelor’s Degree and be successful in my music career. I have points in my career I'd like to reach--like touring around the country. Though, I take it one day at a time and continue to work hard at my craft. The rest will fall into place when it is time and my hard work has paid off.