Man And Music: Interview With Soulful Artist Billy D. Johnson8:00 AM
If you can start your day with it, work with it during the day,
and even end your day with it, isn't that the perfect album to listen to?
I'm always on the look out for good music. Not just something with a good beat or rhythm, but something with beautiful lyrics too. Something, I could relate to. Something my soul sings about or makes me think in a good way.
That's what soulful artist Billy D. Johnson's latest album Love Again is about. If you haven't yet, you've got to listen to it. Now.
Get to know the man behind this amazing music.
Man And Music: Interview With Soulful Artist
Billy D. Johnson
How long have you been writing music and what made you start?I started playing music when I was 13 years old. I probably didn't start writing my own music until I was around 16 or 17 though. I was first inspired to play because of my dad.
Which instruments do you play?I mostly play the acoustic guitar, but I also play electric guitar, bass, piano, mandolin, and a little bit on the dulcimer.
Impressive! What else do you like to do during past time?Recently, I've started exercising, but music is my main hobby.
What is your first (or favorite, if you can't remember the first) memory of music?I think my favorite memory would have to be recently when I was asked to play a song I had written over 10 years ago in church called "Fingerprints".
Is your family musical?Other than my dad, not really.
Who is your biggest influence in music?My dad would have to be my biggest musical influence.
Who is one famous music---artist dead or alive, that you would want to meet?I'd have to say Anna Kendrick; she sings and she's a cutie!
Do you see music as something you can turn into a full time career, or just a hobby you can earn from on the side?I've always looked at it as just a hobby but the older I get, the more I'm leaning towards making a full time career out of it.
About the man:
How do you balance your life between music, personal and your profession?It kind of all blends together. I roll out of bed and usually grab a flavored bottle of water and head straight to the studio. I need to learn to have more fun!
What do you honestly tell yourself when you look in the mirror?I think when I look at myself in the mirror, besides thinking that I need to shave more often, I think that God has given me a great gift. I know that I've made it this far because of God and I'm thankful for all that he's done for me.
What is your ultimate dream in life? That thing you always pray/hope for.Well, about 3 years ago I would've told you I wanted to get signed by a major record label; now, I think I'd just rather someone famous record my songs so that I wouldn't have to travel as much, because ultimately, I want to get married and have kids one day. I'm 32 so it seems like I'm running out of time, but I'm still hopeful that there's someone out there looking for a goofball like me. I know in my heart that God has someone for me; I've just gotta wait until the timing is right to find her.
Favorite Life Quote:
"Love one another as I have loved you." - Jesus Christ
"Love one another as I have loved you." - Jesus Christ
About Love Again album:
Tell us more about your new album.My new album is called "Love Again". I started just for fun and before I knew it, I had enough songs to make an album. This album is all about Love.
To whom do you dedicate this album?
I think I'd have to dedicate my album to my future wife. The song "Find You" is about just that (finding the one).
Where can people catch you and where can they buy your music?
I'm not currently gigging anywhere at the moment, but my music can be found on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify by searching "Billy D. Johnson" or by going to my website www.billydjohnson.com.
What can we expect more from your music in the coming years? Any future plans you'd like to share?
The only real plan I have is for this year; I hope to release a Praise and Worship album featuring some female guests.
I look forward to that album. As for now, I'll be chilling with Love Again.
Good news, life-lovers!
Billy is generous enough to give you 20% off when you purchase his album using promo code lux20 upon your check out. Valid until 11:59 pm on 04/15/2017. Awesome deal!!!
If you're looking for a soothing music to go with your morning coffee or afternoon tea or even evening wine, Love Again is the perfect choice.
If you want to stay in the bathtub or enjoy a hot shower after a long day, Love Again could help wash away the day's stress.
If you're going out for a relaxing walk---alone or with your dog, Love Again will set your pace just right.
If you're on the road, either for a leisurely drive, or stuck in traffic, Billy's singing voice in Love Again is the best company to help ease your boredom; or take your mind off the stress that traffic brings.
I say, if you can start your day with it, work with it during the day, and even end your day with it, isn't that the perfect album to listen to?
With all the hullabaloo going on around today, it's so nice to tune into something that can drown the noise and remind you that what matters most in this life is love.
Listening to Love Again will let you forget about the crazy world for a bit, breathe calmness in and worry out, and even feel...and love again.
Buy his music now and listen on Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes.
Love Again album cover
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