Annalise Emerick is a singer-songwriter from Nashville who's been touring the country before her album Field Notes is released September 16, and today, she's the subject of our New Music Now interview!
batteryPOP: When did you start playing music?
Annalise: I started playing and singing when I was just a wee thing. First talent show was in 3rd or 4th grade and then I started do musicals, show choir, theatre, learning guitar as the years went on and as I entered high school.
batteryPOP: Where do you get ideas for your songs?
Annalise: All over the place! Daily activities, experiences from the road/traveling, relationships (good and bad), sometimes ideas just hit my in the most random times and I have to frantically write them down so I remember to brainstorm it later.
batteryPOP: If you could rewrite the theme song to any cartoon, what would it be?
Annalise: Rewrite? They are all so good! The first one that comes to mind is the song from Pepper Ann. I still find myself singing this sometimes and I haven't watched the show in YEARS!
batteryPOP: If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be and what would you sing?
Annalise: Ah this is too hard to pick just one. In no particular order...
Willie Nelson - Far Away Places
Dixie Chicks - There's Your Trouble
Patsy Cline - Tennessee Waltz
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
batteryPOP: Where is the wildest place you've ever performed?
Annalise: I need to play wilder places because I don't think I've ever played a show that could be considered "wild." I should work on that. But the closest I think would be The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Only because it was sold out and the crowd was awesome and I sold a ton of CDs and it was a dream come true show.
batteryPOP: What is your favorite part about being a musician?
Annalise: Being my own boss! Getting meet new people every night, writing new songs and sharing my story in hopes that others can find their stories too.
batteryPOP: If you were a superhero, who (or what) would your sidekick be?
Annalise: I have this orange toy dinosaur that I take with me on the road. Her name is Zola and she's a great sidekick and she'd be even better if she were real, or if she could talk...
Thanks so much to Annalise for answering all our questions. Be sure to check out her album Field Notes on September 16th, and her song "Boston" HERE on batteryPOP today!