On Monday, the summer season for Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion kicks off with the “Country Throwdown Tour.”
All the specific details can be found here on the Eagle-Tribune site.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter while we live tweet from the concert, twitter.com/PopFiend and go backstage with the artists and keep the fans updated on all that is new.
In the meantime check out our short interview with Emily West:
ET: What’s it like to be on the “Country Throwdown Tour” being a newcomer and working with such big names like Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson?
EW: I’m relieved and smitten. (Finally, I’m on a tour.) The Coolest Tour EVER.
ET: What kind of following do you have?
EW: It’s funny. I’m actually learning that my music resonates to all sorts of breeds. It’s a mix of people. I see the age ranging anywhere from 4 to 69. It’s mostly to girls and to all the classy ladies. Boys tend to like my ‘pistol-mouth’ that shoots off inappropriate things at inappropriate times… just for fun. I’m spunky, so I have boys that like me too I guess. It’s raw being out there on stage…. Getting the chance to play live with all of the many artists I have looked up to, have stalked, and had restraining orders on, is a dream. It’s like we’re all in the the same ‘soup bowl’ together. All this is just gravy to my little Waterloo, Iowa spirit. It’s quite fascinating.
ET: You say that your lyrics are like reading your diary, how do you think this is going to resonate with current fans? And what kind of reaction do you think you’ll receive from people who have never heard your music before?
EW: The opportunity to be on the “Country Throwdown Tour” is going to be a complete eye opener while it allows me to see who enjoys the ‘bacon’ I bring to the ‘music table’. My live show has always been such a huge part of why I’m even trying to make it in the biz. The album vs. live performance is extremely different. So if you have heard my record, and are familiar with me, it’s my show that really sets off who I am even more than the old CD spinning in your car rotator, or on my myspace page.
ET: What do you hope for your future career and what can we expect to see from you in the future?
EW: An album out before my fan’s start to kill me…or before they just lose interest.
This piece ran on the Eagle-Tribune “Pop” blog May 28, 2010