Q:You come from a pretty amazing musical family. Your mother is Roseanne Cash, which makes your grandfather Johnny Cash. Your dad is Grammy Award-winning songwriter Rodney Crowell. So what exactly attracted you to music?
A:"I'm not sure what the attraction to music was. I don't think it's an innate thing. I didn't' think about it. I've got three sisters, a half-brother and 16 cousins, but it's only my cousin Tiffany and me that play music.
"So it's not like playing music was expected of anybody and so nobody did.
"I think there was a natural intuition toward it."
Q:Do you have a method for writing songs?
A:"I write on the fly a lot. I'm not a lot into planning, other than maybe a tour. I just don't premeditate much."
Q:Have you asked your music industry parents for any advice?
A: (Laughs) "I'm pretty hard-headed and stubborn. They kind of know better than to tell me what to do, but, as time has passed, I've eased up and called my dad every now and again."
Q:Your mother is pure country music and your dad has kind of gravitated to the alt country/Americana part of the spectrum. Where do you want to go?
A: (Laughs) "Forward. No, I mean I don't know where I want to go other than forward and better than what I did before. If I can do that, then whatever I do I'll feel pretty good about it."
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