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Interview With Indie Country Artist Jimmie Wilson
What Else Could Go Right
By Cindy Beth Gordon
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2006-06-23
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Artist: Jimmie Wilson
Title: What Else Could Go Right
Genre: Country
Format: CD
Label: Self-released
Website: www.jimmiewilson.net

Jimmie Wilson, a young country music artist, has taken a different approach to the style of his career. Jimmie has a soft spot for children's foundations nationwide. Having survived the irregularities of child birth with his own child, Jimmie understands the medical difficulties which can arise from giving birth. He is very involved with the Make a Wish Foundation and the Children's Hospital of Jackson.

Jimmie Wilson is from the small town of Pine Knot, Kentucky, on the Tennessee border. He briefly attended the University Of Cincinnati, where he studied chemistry, with a minor in music. Jimmie originally planned to go in to the medical field.

At 22, Jimmie Wilson has been singing professionally for about five years. He has performed at various venues, including the Children's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, the Hamilton County Fair, the Allen County Fair, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation, and many more. He names George Strait, Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, and Martina McBride as influences.

Jimmie Wilson brings hard work and dedication to the art of creating music. "It's not every day you get to change how a person feels in three minutes from a song," says Jimmie. He strives to keep fans standing throughout his entire show. With his seven piece band, Jimmie brings the stage to life as he steadily embarks on a career which is sure to continue.

“What Else Could Go Right," Jimmie Wilson's current single, is a song that takes the 'what else could go wrong' frustration and turns it around into what goes right when you're happy with your surroundings and the moment you're in; a moment in which you can only explain in an upbeat heartfelt song. It is already being played around the world, from New Zealand to the UK to France. The debut album, What Else Could Go Right, will be available for sale at various online stores, including CDBaby.com, AudioStreet.com, and SoundClick.com, as well as regular retail stores.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Hi Jimmie. It's a pleasure to chat with you. I hear you're currently promoting your debut CD?

Jimmie Wilson Yes, I'm currently promoting my single and CD called What Else Could Go Right.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] It's a great song. What was the inspiration behind that song?

Jimmie Wilson It was one of my personal favorites of the album. The story behind the song is about a couple who is in a brand new relationship - they're going out on a first date and the guy's car breaks down on the way to the site where the date was to be held. When they learn there was no one in site to help and no cell phone they decided to wait it out. They became even closer that way than even going out on the date. The inspiration for the song comes from how my best friend met his wife in high school. They now have two awesome kids and a relationship that is strong.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] I heard that you have a soft spot for children's foundations as you survived the irregularities of child birth yourself. What are some of the foundations close to your heart that you've been working with?

Jimmie Wilson I work with Make A Wish Foundation as well as local children's functions - specifically..."Children's Hospital Jackson Mississippi." We went in along with my publicist and signed posters to the children and sent CDs to them and brightened their day a little. However, they need much more and I will see to it they get it, if I have anything to do with it in the near future.

My irregularities were due to my mother being older than most woman having children. She had me at 52 years old, and due to amniotic fluid being filled in my lungs, I contracted pneumonia causing several other complications. So I'm still dealing with a sunken part of my chest from some bone development problems. However, I'm perfectly healthy and making the best of it all with lots of love and having help and guidance from people who care, which is what I want to do to help as much as I can.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] I'm sure it helps those kids a lot with the volunteer work you do. And who are some of your favorite artists and mentors and why?

Jimmie Wilson George Strait would have to be my mentor because of his dedication and hard work as well as knowing how to deal with danger and people trying to put strains on his career.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] And any special topics you like to sing about?

Jimmie Wilson I would have to say positive feelings, blended with the roots of country music as well as with today's hectic lifestyles.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Are you open to accepting songs from songwriters and/or cowriting projects?

Jimmie Wilson Yes, actually I have recorded two new songs, one of which I plan to have as a single titled "The Cowboy Life" from an awesome writer from Mexico named Antonio. Also I have co-written several cuts off the album as well with some of the most talented writers in Nashville.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] And are you going to be performing this summer?

Jimmie Wilson We have a full schedule in line to kickoff the summer, bringing some very high energy shows. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and being close to all the fans.

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Do you have a website where folks can find out more on your upcoming shows, your CD and more information?

Jimmie Wilson Yes, folks can check the website at www.jimmiewilson.net .

[Cindy Beth Gordon] Well that's about all the time we have. Thanks Jimmie. We wish you much success with your new single and CD, What Else Could Go Right.

Jimmie Wilson Thanks Cindy.

For more information on Jimmie Wilson, contact:

Laura Claffey, publicist
Wildfire Publicity
PO Box 558, Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: 615-825-0019
Fax: 760-437-4633
www.wildfirepublicity.net

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