5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –
Wynonna is one of the most respected country artists in the music industry today. She is bringing her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour to the Wilbur theatre. This is a must-see show for all country fans.
SD: You have been on tour since January 14th, how has it been going?”
WJ: It is the most exhilarating and exhausting experience that I have had in a long time and the fans have been just great!
SD: I read that you are currently working on your 8th album. What process do you have for choosing your songs?
WJ: It is a lot like giving birth to a baby. It is a long and intense process. I pray a prayer of faith and tell the universe my dreams. I either write the songs myself or get them from others. It is much like finding your first love; it either hits me over the head or some I have to hone in on and own. For this album, I am doing it differently. It is going to live, real, and raw. Because I am going to be doing it live, there will be a lot less time in the studio, which I am grateful for.
SD: How did you get involved in recording “Hearts I Leave Behind,” with Pete Scobell? It is a beautiful tribute to “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and Chris Littlefield.
WJ: My husband, Cactus Moser, was producing for him in the studio and he asked me to sing the harmony. Since Pete is a dear friend of mine, I said yes. I am always amazed how things work out. The song has become number one on iTunes. God is awesome! It is just a beautiful song. It is not my take on the war nor does it have any type of political message.
SD: Music is forever. What is the legacy that you want to leave behind in your music?
WJ: I love these kinds of questions. A quote I heard long ago was, “People won’t remember what you say or what you do, but they will remember how you made them feel.” What I love about country music is that it is real. It is music for real people. My favorite thing about music is that it is the backdrop to your everyday world.
SD: Do you ever foresee a Judds reunion?
WJ: I don’t know. Crazier things have happened. That door reminds open. The beauty about living in the now is that I don’t know what the future holds. It is funny how things happen even when you don’t intend for them to happen.