We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandria Corn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexandria, how do you think about risk?
I think taking a risk scares a lot of us. We are typically used to our normal routine that goes well for us, and we get scared of the thought that something can interrupt that and go “wrong.” For me, it took one risk I took for everything to go right. So from now on, I believe taking risks can be the key to success. And if you fail, you can always try again. Being in music, I’ve been told “no” for years. When I started taking risks and doing things differently or “my way,” I was starting to be a massive change in how people perceived me. I took the risk of owning who I am, being true to myself, because growing up in the industry, I saw a lot of music industry people who wanted to change me. They told me I wouldn’t sell, and they I needed to look like this, and dress like this. Being so young, I thought that was normal. I thought that was how I would “make it” in this industry. Well as soon as I understood that wasn’t the case, and it wasn’t getting me anywhere, I stopped that. I started listening to my true self, and it changed my entire world.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a musician and songwriter originally from upstate NY, now living in Nashville. I’ve played many shows and festivals across the US. I just love everything about performing- The energy from the stage to watching the crowd sing along. It’s a high I can never get over. I love songwriting and writing all my own music. I’m a kind of artist that has to write what I know, so my music is very personal but also very relatable.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Nashville is a music city with a drinking problem, haha! Of course we all know the famous “Broadway” which I actually never really go to, but I always bring my friends or someone who has never been to nashville, to Broadway first. It’s just something you have to experience. Our food here is amazing, very greasy and fatty but that’s my favorite. I highly recommend Hatti bs Nashville hot chicken. My personal fav. East Nashville has its own quirky energy. There are some cool bars there, Pearl Diver, Dive Motel, Mothers Ruin. I am more of a dive bar kind of girl so I like the most grungy motorcycle bars LOL. Give me a pool table and a vodka soda. You also must catch a show at the Opry or the Ryman (highly recommend). The Gulch (area) is a nice place for shopping and nice restaurants to eat at. The Thompson Hotel has a great rooftop wine bar called LA Jackson. Great views of the city!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My success comes from a huge support system including my family and friends who have never turned me down, or have tried to get me to have a plan b. This industry is a mental game and if you don’t have a great support system, it can be difficult. A huge shoutout to all of my vocal coaches through the years, whether that was in high school, my musical theatre years or college, you have all started me from the basics. I want to thank all of the people along the way who have helped me through, including friends in PR, management, musician friends who have let me open up for them, radio hosts (Big Frog 104 from my hometown for always getting me on air), everyone who has booked me on festivals and gigs, and most importantly, the fans!
My biggest shoutout right now has to go to my grandmother. She unexpectedly passed away in March. She was my biggest abs best supporter. She never missed a show. I know she is up in heaven pulling for me!
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