Described as star potential with a ferocity that will lead her to great things in her music we have a great interview in store for you today as well as a cover video premiere of "American Honey". Check it out and get to know country newcomer Jolivi!
NN: Tell us about JoLivi, who are you, where are you from, and how did you get into music?
Jolivi: I am born and raised on the island of O'ahu and music was always in the family! My grandfather sang Hawaiian music and played pretty much every instrument. I started singing at a very young age and was very involved in performing arts and musical theater.
NN: You recently released “Take A Shot” on July 17th, tell us about this song. What does it mean to you? Tell us how you knew this was the song you wanted to release?
Jolivi: “Take A Shot” is a play on words... The lyrics describe the first time you meet someone and that instant connection, and then the play on of taking a shot of whiskey and taking on shot on me. I wanted to do a fun and upbeat summer song about just letting go of any inhibitions and taking chances.
NN: What is one personal and one professional bucket list item you hope to cross off in the next few years?
Jolivi: Personally - to travel more outside the country…and hike…everywhere!! lol. Professionally it’s always been to either co-write or just sing with James Taylor.
NN: If you could do a CMT Crossroads with any artist dead or alive, who would it be? Why?
Jolivi: JAMES TAYLOR... and/or Bonnie Raitt…and Susan Tedeschi!
James Taylor has been such a huge influence in my life in all ways.. I grew up listening to him.. and as a kid I would go through his journeys with his lyrics. His voice is so captivating its almost indescribable.
NN: What are some of your memories from the road? Coolest thing that has ever happened?
Jolivi: I've had the pleasure of opening for many amazing artists…Andy Grammar, Gavin DeGraw, and American Authors... but my favorite was opening for Switchfoot at a breast cancer awareness event. I've always been a fan of their music since young days and they were so sweet and humble and they rocked that stage!!
NN: Where do you hope to see your music career in five years?
Jolivi: TOURING TOURING TOURING!! I want to constantly be singing and influencing whoever I can with my music!
NN: What are three songs you are currently listening to?
Jolivi: Country Road - James Taylor
Glorious - Macklemore
NN: What are three things you can’t leave for the road without?
Jolivi: Hair detangle (obsessed), Eyeliner, Coconut oil and toothbrush
NN: What does a typical day on the road look like for you? Favorite tour snack?
Jolivi: Usually my manager likes to make sure we get more done in a day so we will have three to four meetings. Then a writing session and then a dinner meeting. I do a lot of stuff for socials so I'm on the computer a lot. Favorite snack is by far carrots and hummus…all day!!!
NN: Anything else you want me to share with my readers? What can fans do to help?
Jolivi: Listen to the music... share it… love it if you love it.!! Blast it in your car…sing it with your friends!!!!.. xo
We also have a premier of her covering "American Honey"! So exciting! Check it out and let us know what you think!
Follow Jolivi on socials:
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @jolivimusic
Make sure you follow @Nash_News_ on Instagram and @NashNews15 on Twitter and keep an eye out for our Instagram takeover with Jolivi!!
Jolivi- thanks so much for taking the time to answer our questions we really appreciate it!
If you follow Lindsay Ell or Bobby Bones you know that this week has been filled with drama surrounding their personal lives! I’m going to go ahead and stick my neck on the line and say that I agree with Lindsay and Bobby, your personal life should not determine how far you get to go in your career! With all this negative buzz and few women being played on country radio Bobby decided that he was going to encourage everyone to support females in country music! So today, pick a female artist, one that you love, or a new one, and download an album you don’t have in order to support them and their careers! Here is a list of some of our favorites if you need a little help!
Have an artist we should add or check out? Leave the name and song in the comments!
You read that title right! Today I am going to be reviewing a License To Boot tank, telling you a little bit about some of their awesome products and then giving away TWO tanks (worth $39)! How cool! Read the post to figure out how to enter!
Today on Music Monday we have two new blogs tagging along! We are going to talk concerts, fashion, new artists, and so much more!
Welcome to the first Music Monday on 2016! With that being said I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve! I can't wait to see what this year brings for the blog! I have a lot of interviews set up, and I'm in the works of even having some giveaways so make sure your following us on twitter (@nashnews15) to stay up to date on all things coming your way!
1. Who is the last person you saw in concert?
I have a feeling that for a while I'm going to be saying that the last person I saw in concert was Clark Manson... that's not a bad thing! Who is the last person you saw in concert?
2. What is your current go to song?
I LOVE Cale Dodd's song Long Night. Cale is a great singer and his songs are genius. This song is one of my favorite released songs that you can buy on iTunes. On of my favorite un-released songs would have to be Preach. I'm hoping for Cale that 2016 means more music!
3. What even are you looking forward to attending?
There are some fantastic events that you need to look out for. If you are in Nashville, definitely CMA Fest! If you are in Ohio then you should check out Country Concert and Buckeye Country Superfest!
4. Who is an artist that everyone needs to check out?
An artist that everyone needs to check out would be Seth Cook. You can check out our interview with him here.
5. What is your favorite motivational song / song for the new year?
My current favorite motivational song is Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett's You Can't Stop Me! This was my go-to song for the Air Force Marathon 5k. This song is addicting! You can check out the official audio in the video below!
Check out upfrontNY's Music Monday here!
Readers, let us know what your favorite motivational song is by using #motivationmusicmonday!
Today is Music Monday! I'm linking up with upfrontNY to bring you the latest in music in our lives, upcoming events, and new artists you need to hear about! Check it out!
Today I want to introduce you to The Darlins. This powerhouse duo is made up of Erinn Bates and Jude Toy. We're going to talk FREE music, their passion for music, bucket list items, collaborations and more! Keep reading to find out how to get their music for free, and all of the answers to the topics above!
Today I'm teaming up with upfrontNY to bring you our new collaboration Music Monday! We want to talk all things music and introduce different topics to you every month! So to introduce Music Monday to you here are the questions we are discussing this month with my input and answers!
1. Who is the last person you saw in concert?