Liddy Clark is the latest rising star in country music. She has the sweetest voice and she's so honest with her music. We chatted with her about her amazing new EP Testing The Waters.How did you get started in music?
Liddy: I started when I was about 7 & I had just found out that I was related to Pocahontas (like the actual historical figure). I was so in love with the Disney movie that I decided to pay tribute to her by singing “Colors of the Wind” at my school talent show. After that, I started doing vocal lessons & musicals & it just kind of snowballed into where I am today.
Why did you gravitate towards country music?
Liddy: I’ve always listened to country music growing up, being from Texas. However, the real reason I keep coming back is because of the honesty and the way artists bare their soul in this genre.
I love that you covered “I Hope You Dance” why is that song so special to you?
Liddy: I’ve loved that song since I was a little kid but this recording is extremely special to me because I got my cousin, Drew Womack, to be on the song with me. He was on the original track with Lee Ann as well, which makes this recording feel especially unique to me.
What has been inspiring you lately?
Liddy: Lately I’ve been inspired by the great friends I have, which sounds kind of lame but I really do have such a good community around me. I feel really special to be surrounded by such good people & it makes me want to write about it.
What has been one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your career?
Liddy: Everyday has its little struggles and challenges but the biggest one has definitely been balancing my school and music lives. I love each one so dearly that it’s important for me to do both, but it is difficult to find time in the day for each one.
Tell me about your upcoming EP? What was your favorite part of the process?
Liddy: It was a long process making this EP, but definitely worth it because I am so excited to share these songs with the world. My favorite part of the process was getting to write these songs & choosing which ones went on the EP because I felt that it was important to create a flow between songs.
What’s your best piece of advice to young women?
Liddy: Perfect your craft, become the best at what you do and the rest will come with time, patience & a little luck.