Today I want to introduce you to a country duo, Diamond Dixie. Diamond Dixie is made up of Gabriela and Bianca. We talk all things music career, cover songs, and what 2016 has in store for them and you! Keep reading to check out our interview with Diamond Dixie.
NN: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who is Diamond Dixie? Where are you from? How old are you? So on.
Diamond Dixie: We are a country duo from Orlando, Florida. Diamond Dixie consists of sisters, Gabriela (18) and Bianca LeDuc (16). Gabriela plays guitar and mandolin, Bianca plays banjo and guitar and both of us of course sing and also write our own songs.
NN: How did you find an interest in music? When did that passion begin and how did you decide you wanted to get into the music industry? How did you guys decide to become a duo?
Diamond Dixie: Our dad has played guitar since he was in high school so we picked up the guitar at a young age. At the time Taylor Swift was getting really big in the country music scene and we both instantly became attached to music. We became a duo after Gabriela performed at a school talent show about 9 years ago. Since Bianca's the younger sister, she just decided to tag along and since then we've been performing together.
NN: Your website has all kinds of cover videos! What was your favorite cover you've done and how did you go about deciding on that one?
Diamond Dixie: Our favorite cover that we've done so far is "Biscuits" by Kacey Musgraves. We of course love the song but when we filmed the video, we ran out of space to film (since we upload cover videos on a weekly basis) so we were like "hmmmm where can we go to film this?" And so we decided to film on the roof of our house. It was actually kind of scary because it was a really windy day, we had our instruments with us and we were focused on the camera. It was crazy but super fun!
NN: You can check out this cover below!
NN: Where do you hope your music career is in five years?
Diamond Dixie: In five years from now, we hope to make a good and successful living off of our music; whether that's touring or writing new songs. We don't know where our music will take us in that time but we're both excited to find out!
NN: What does 2016 have in store for you and your fans? Any fun details such as touring, new music, new videos, etc. that you can share?
Diamond Dixie: What 2016 has in store for our fans is new music and a tour!! We've played outside of state before but only for shows or gigs that other people have put on: festivals, opening act for a headliner, etc. but we've never really ventured outside of Florida for our own purposes. We're so excited to be going on tour and can't wait to see y'all on the road.
NN: If you were going on a road trip and could only take one album to listen to, what album would you choose and why?
Gabriela: I would choose to listen to Maren Morris' new EP (I know it's not a full album so it would be on repeat A LOT!!!). I love Maren's sound and it's so different than a lot of country music that's out right now and I'm really digging it.
Bianca: I would probably listen to Blade by Ashley Monroe. The songs on this album put me in that laid back, road trip mood.
NN: If you could do a collaboration with anyone who would you choose and why?
Diamond Dixie: If we had to do a collaboration with anyone it would be Miranda Lambert. We absolutely love her style and the passion she has in her songs. She's an amazing artists and to collaborate with her would be unbelievably awesome!!
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