I am lucky to have had the chance to get to know Callie this summer. It's safe to say that she's a total badass who will be taking over Nashville in the coming years. She is full of personality and I promise, has plenty of stories she can turn into hit songs. We sat down to talk about her single "Fallin' Out", trading college life for Music City and how HARDY, Lainey Wilson and Ashland Craft influence her music.
Get To Know Callie
"I'm from Philadelphia, Mississippi and I've been singing forever, basically my entire life. I didn't start writing songs until I was 16. That is when I went to Nashville for the first time and knew music was what I wanted to do. At that time, someone gave me the advice that I needed to know how to write a song. As soon as I got home I started to teach myself how to write songs. Now I've been in Nashville for about 3 years doing just that. I tried to move to Nashville right out of high school but my parents wouldn't let me. Instead I went to school at Mississippi State. I was there for a year and absolutely didn't like it. After the first semester, I told my parents "I'm moving to Nashville in April. You're either with me or you're not". Luckily they were with me. I moved a week after I completed my freshman year."
Ready For A Long Career In Music City
The young female talent in Country Music is undeniable and Callie Prince is among the rising superstars. It is early in Callie’s career. She is demonstrating that she possesses all the tools to be great: a clever, genuine sense of songwriting, a voice that draws your attention and turns heads, and a likable, energetic presence that can take over a crowd. "Fallin' Out" was released on August 20th and is pushing 80,000 streams on Spotify. This is a raw and relatable song to anyone that is contemplating a relationship and seeing the end is in sight. Ain't bad for a solo write! This young lady is blossoming into an absolute phenom. Can't wait to see what her career has in store.
Inspiration Behind "Fallin' Out"
Written By: Callie Prince, Produced By: Daniel Dennis
"I was seeing this guy during 2020, which was a weird year for everybody. I started seeing him in September/October. By the time December came around, I realized the relationship wasn't going anywhere. That was the inspiration behind this song. I literally sat on my couch the day that thought went through my head and within 45 minutes I had written the song. I didn't know if it was a good song, since I’d written it by myself, so I sent it to one of my friends. They thought it was amazing. I kept playing it out over and over and always got a good reaction to it. Now here we are. I was really excited to release it."
Q & A With Callie Prince
Q: What was that "light bulb" moment when you knew you wanted to pursue music?
A: "I guess the first time I came to Nashville and saw how everything was. Of course, that was six years ago and so much has changed since then. When I was here that first time, I went to The Listening Room Cafe and The Bluebird Cafe. I went to all these venues and I also recorded for the first time. I just knew this is what I wanted to do, literally, for the rest of my life. Watching so many music people living here and being successful - that fires me up every single day."
Q: Who are some artists and songwriters who influence your music?
A: "One songwriter who influences a lot of my music is HARDY. I listen to him all the time and he's a great artist, songwriter and person. Everything about him is awesome. Other people who really inspire my music are Lainey Wilson, Ashland Craft and that whole group of people. I've never met them before but the vibe they bring and the music that they write... I don't know. There is something just really inspiring about it. They are just genuine people. I've met Lainey before and she's just so nice and very normal. I know that's weird to say, but it's refreshing just to be able to have a normal conversation with someone like that."
Q: One thing most people don't know about you?
A: "I guess, something that a lot of people don't know about me is that I'm 6'1". On social media, especially from Instagram and stuff, you can't really tell. People are usually surprised when they meet me in person. Another thing people don’t know about me is that I am absolutely obsessed with tomatoes. I will literally eat a tomato like it's an apple. If we are out to eat with people, I will take their plate and eat their tomatoes."
Q: Favorite thing about Nashville?
A: "The tacos and margaritas here are amazing. I'm a huge tacos and margaritas gal. I have my places where I get margaritas and I have my places where I get tacos. I know all the best places."