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!