Music has been a big part of April Kry’s life and it all started with her father.  From that point on, April knew what she wanted to do when she grew up.

Kry moved to Nashville at the age of 20 while only knowing only a few people, but had to come of her shell, which helped her in career.  It was a challenge, but who knows where April would have been if it weren’t for that.

I was able to connect with April on twitter and interview her for my website.

Steve Rudden:  Besides Martina McBride, what other musician had a big impact on your life?

April Kry:  Actually, I have to say my dad was a huge influence. He was the main reason I got into music. I would see him on stage and be so inspired as a young child. He had a pretty successful band touring and opening up for bands like Jars of Clay and Sixpence None The Richer and I always kind of knew that I wanted to be just like him when I grew up! Daddy’s girl for life haha.

SR:  How long did it take for you to get your career going once you moved to Nashville or did you already have connections when you moved to Nashville?

AK:  I only knew a few people when I first starting coming to Nashville so it really took me stepping out of my comfort zone and dig my feet in the ground to get my career started. I would go into co-write with people I’ve never met before and just try to challenge myself. It’s definitely been a journey, but right now I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.

SR:  Is your new song “While We’re Young,” about a certain someone?  What other songs are you releasing in the next few months or can you not reveal them?

AK:  Yes! Actually, While We’re Young is about my Fiancé and we’ve been dating since high school so I have a lot of memories that I can look back on and connect to when I sing the song! I have a bunch of new music I’m working on. Right now I’ve been focusing on writing super empowering, women anthems and just a lot of different really deep stuff lyrically. Keep a lookout because my next single will be released in the next few months!

SR:  Which song means the most to you?

AK:  That is such a hard question!! Honestly, all of my songs are so special to me and it’s kind of like asking a mother which child is their favorite! Haha. No, but seriously, it changes weekly. Right now there’s this song I wrote with my friend Jordy Searcy called “Hurry Up and Wait” and it just talks about my journey in the music business and overcoming hurdles.

SR:  You and Kalie Shorr did a fantastic job at covering “in the blood” by John Mayer so I have to ask, have you ever met him?  Whose idea was it to do that song?

AK:  It’s a great song and one of my favorites on his new album. Thank you so much!! John Mayer is one of my all time favorite artists. He’s so incredibly talented. I’ve never met him but I am seeing him live for the first time next month which I’m really excited about!

SR:  If you could perform with any musician, who would you choose?

AK:  That’s another tough one!! I feel like Justin Timberlake would be really fun to perform with. He has so much energy on stage.

SR:  Do you have any plans to perform in DC anytime before the year is over?

AK:  I’m working on it! Really Looking to play more this year so I will let you know if I get over to the D.C. area!!

April Kry is one of the young country artists that will be in the same category as Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood.  I expect Kry to win a lot of awards with her music.

It was an honor and a pleasure getting to hear from April Kry and her rise to be a country star.  If you want to listen to more of April Kry’s music, her website is http://www.aprilkry.com.  You can follow April on Twitter and Instagram @AprilKryMusic.