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An Interview with Curtis Allan
By CSO French Contributing Journalist, Hélène Dagorn.

HD: Could you introduce yourself for the European and CSO readers ?

CA:  Hi, my name is Curtis Alan, I speak for those without a voice and for those with a voice who cannot speak.

HD: Could you talk about  your album “HomeTown Proud”

CA: The second track off my “Home Town Proud” Album titled “The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life” talks about facing the future, overcoming all odds and that is what everyone of St. Jude kids go through when walking through the hospital door for the first time.   Number five on my album is thanking my parents for all their constant  support they have and are giving  me in my career.  Standing behind me.  Each song has to do with all my life experiences.

HD: Which song is your favorite ?

CA: I do not have a favorite song because they all mean something in their individual way, each one is unique within that situation at the time.

HD: I saw you perform at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, at the acoustic corner, could you talk about this experience and did you perform some where else during the festival ?

CA: I had great time and met some great people. I played at KOA Campground and I also played at B.B. King on Saturday evening.

HD: What do you think about CMA Music Festival , it was your first time ?

CA: Great outlet to meet and greet your fans from all over and for fans to hear about your up and coming artist about to break such as myself.

HD: Have you been to Europe ? or do you have some project in the future ?

CA:  No, I have not yet traveled to Europe.  Although I do have some fans in Europe.  I hope in the future I will be able to go to Europe and play for all the people.

HD:  How do you define the kind of music you play ?

CA:  It's small towns and country places far and wide.

HD:  Who are some of your musical influences ?

CA:  It's rock from seventies, eighties and nineties and country starting way back to Legends in Country music.

HD: What do you prefer: singing, writing, performing ?

CA: All three lead to one and that's performing.  All the hard work of songwriting and singing pays off when you get to perform for people.

HD: What are your feelings about today’s music industry ?

CA: Changes need to be put in place and I am going to be the one to do it.

HD: What do you know about Country Music in Europe ?

CA: I think there is a limited listeners.  I hear the radio stations are far and few in between, the only music that gets heard are the ones from major acts.

HD: Which CD are you listening right now ?

CA:  I only listen just enough to know what’s going on;  If you listen too much you can in my opinion begin to sound like everyone else. 

HD: What would you like to do in your life that you have never done ?

CA:  I would like to be able to make a difference, I would like to be able to raise millions of dollars for those who need it and my favorite charities.

HD: What is your personal philosophy ?

CA:  Do unto other as you would have them do unto you.  (treat others as you would want to be treated)

HD: What will be your plans for next months ?

CA: Touring Midwest, raising money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital  and Hattie Larlham Foundation.

HD: Is there anything else we did not cover that you would like to talk about ?

CA: As an artist you hope to touch other peoples lives with your music, to bring them back to a special time or place.  Through your music you paint them a picture in their mind that they can relate to. For me as an artist it goes much deeper than that.  It's all about making a difference. I would like all people in Europe to check out my website at  www.curtisalan.net and send me a message, purchase an album and help me make a difference.  I can be emailed at www.curtis_alan@hotmail.com or cacertified@hotmail.com

Thank you Curtis

Hélène Dagorn - helene.dagorn@club-internet.fr 


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