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" I definitely learned stuff like advancing a show, what percentage I should be paid, what's going be in a contract I'm going sign. "
" I think I'm much more of a guitar-songwriter than a singer. I start with chords and then test out melodies rather than improvising over it. "
" You're always just going to be who you are. "
" I was definitely thinking I'd go to college and make music on the side. "
" I got a toy guitar at a fundraiser and was trying to write songs with it that were ridiculous. After a week, my parents bought me a real acoustic guitar, and I started taking guitar lessons. "
" I was totally a Bandcamp person. "
" When I released 'Songs From My Bedroom'... that's the one that people started actually listening to. "
" I'm not really a sports girl anymore - I used to be a huge sports girl. "
" When a lot of people think about how to be business-savvy as an artist, they think about how to brand themselves. At the end of the day, that stuff doesn't really help you. People know when you're being fake. "
" I kind of tend to write a lot of songs, so it's never too hard for me to finish an album; it's more about just getting enough songs that I really love. "
" I've seen girls start playing music who have told me they were inspired by me. "
" I feel like a crazy person all the time, and I feel like people are watching me, and I feel paranoid. "
" Sadly, you can't just pretend that you haven't seen the creepy things that people have said about you. It's something that gets in your brain. "
" Moving gave me confidence. I was really reclusive when I first moved. I stayed home a lot or went to shows alone. But by the second semester of my freshman year, I started making friends. "
" I haven't had a terrible relationship, but I've always been the type in a relationship to give too much and not speak out about problems I had or problems that were bothering me. I just wouldn't stand up for myself in any way if I was upset about something. "
" I've had so many young girls come up to me after a show and say, 'How do I start putting my music on Bandcamp?' or 'I used to play music, but I don't anymore, and I really want to start writing again.' That's just the most amazing feeling. "
" Being a guitarist was scary, honestly, as a girl in Nashville. It just felt like no one was gonna ask me to be in a band and play guitar, like I never was gonna get asked to do that. "
" I don't really idolize artists. "
" Playing all the time keeps you on everybody's mind. "
" It's hard for me to see myself as meaningful, but people seem to like my music, so who knows. Maybe my music is empowering some more young women to pick up songwriting/playing. "
" A lot of music that's my favorite doesn't sound like the music I write. "
" I was just happy with having friends that I liked and going to shows that I wanted to see. "
" I have more of a soccer dad. He was always the one taking us to sports practice. "
" I don't talk with people about how I am feeling - I just usually write a song about it. "
" The summer after high school, I got a TASCAM because I had been writing a lot and thought it would be cool if I recorded stuff not just on my phone. "
" I listen to a lot of Nashville local music, which, for the most part, is punk and grunge music but also alt-country stuff down here. "
" I've played music since I was six, and I always wrote songs just for myself. I did it for fun, posting songs on Tumblr, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud. I didn't think anyone would notice. "
" I never thought I would get signed to a label. "
" It's not that I can't collaborate. It's just that I don't know how to say no to people. If someone's like, 'Let's write a song together,' it's like, 'You'll write the song, and I'm gonna okay everything.' It's very hard to think that their ideas work with what I'm trying to do. "
" It's really cathartic to play my songs live. I'm a really non-confrontational person, so my songs are kind of like all the things I never get to say to anyone. "
" It's good to try and stay humble and down to earth, despite media and social media. "