The IMC Magazine Issue 12/February 2016 - Page 13

 Tell me about your  most recent tour? Was it to promote the new album?

We are currently on WJ 2016 and finished a run on WinterJam west coast.  

It's an incredible tour that's about 60 dates total.  There are 10 bands on each bill every night and we play most of the major cities in the U.S.  It's a great opportunity and a lot of fun.

I know that most of you are married with children, how does your music career affect your family life, particularly when you are touring?

 It changes everything!  

There's not an aspect of our lives that hasn't been effected by starting families and having children and we love it!  

Our wives are incredible women to stay home and watch over our kids and households. We are indebted to them immensely. 


 What have you learned about yourselves since on this journey as a band?

That's a loaded question. When you've been doing music as long as I have it's really just a part of who you are so in a sense I've learned everything. 


What has been your most memorable moment as a band?

 I can't pick one. I do love meeting new people each night and hearing how our songs have impacted their lives. I'll take those stories and memories with me long after inlay my last note. 


Before the launch of “You are Loved”, my  all time  favorite song  was “Get Over  it” (best break up song ever) and  “Love Gone Mad” (gives me  Goose bumps  every time I hear that song) anyway my question to you is what is your all time  Stars Go Dim  song?


My favorite song ever is Here. 

What have you learned about the music industry since you’ve started and what advice would you give to someone just starting out?

Ha, everything I know!  I'd say pursue your dreams and if you have the talent you will have a shot. 

Most importantly... Be nice!  Nice people get much further than those who aren't. 


If you had the chance to collaborate on a song with any famous songwriter, who would you choose?

Ryan Tedder

What other skills other than playing instruments or singing do you all have?

 We are all pretty big sports fanatics. I'd put money on us up against any other band in a basketball game. 

What are are some of your goals? If you say you want to be successful, what does success mean to you?

 Provide for our families. Make music that resonates on significant level to people and hopefully leaves them better than they were before they listened. 

And finally……….if  I were to send you off on a deserted Island, what three things would you take with you (No people…sorry) and why?


How long are we staying...?  Ha.


Water (so I don't die)

A boat (so I can leave if I want)

Thank you Chris!  



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