I have been given the opportunity to interview the contestants of Next NASH Star in my local area, I have contacted them and look forward to sharing their interviews as I begin to collect them! Today’s interview is with Corina Aucker. Please enjoy!!!
1.How long have you been singing?
I’ve been singing since I could talk haha. My mom has a home video of me when I was 2 years old tapping my foot eating watermelon while my great grandma was singing and playing in her old country band in the living room. She played banjo and sang old country classics and I would always tap my feet to the beat and babble.
2. Are you originally from here (Central PA)?
I am originally from Central PA. I have some family in West Virginia but I was raised in Central PA.
3. If you could describe your music in 2 words besides “country”, what would it be?
Pure & honest.
4. What is your favorite song you’ve written?
I have 2 songs that I’ve written for my parents, Only Man I Need (for my dad) and Your Baby’s All Grown Up (for my mom) and I can’t choose between the two. They both mean the world to me and I just love sharing the lyrics of the importance of them to people around the world.
5. What artist(s) inspire you to do music?
I love the classic country singers. Loretta Lynn & Dolly Parton has always been my inspiration. I love reading their background and where they’ve came from and that they put their country roots in their songs. They both grew up poor and both sang about how love was the only thing that mattered during their struggles. I relate to their music very much.
6. What local venue(s) could you be found at preforming?
I can be found pretty much everywhere. I sing at local bars & restaurants, fairs, carnivals, & sometimes travel to Tennessee to sing. Your best bet is to check my music page to see where I’m at haha.
7. What is something you want new listeners to know about you?
I want listeners to know that I am original and have my own story & sound. And in most of my songs, actually, in all of my songs besides 1, I write about personal experience. I tell my story with my songs.
8. How would winning Next Nash Star change your life?
Winning Nash Next would be so humbling. Everyone who knows me knows that I’ve had this dream for a very long time and that I work very hard to achieve it. I’ve never given up on a dream that seems impossible and I think people see that which makes me have a lot of fans and supporters who I couldn’t do this without.
9. Is music your only career at the moment or do you have another job?
Music is my career. I do clean houses on the side for extra cash ha, but music is definitely my passion and something that I will never stop doing.
10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?…. How about 10 years?
In 5 years, I am hoping to release a single on the radio, if not a whole album and to sing on the Grand Ole Opry stage. In 10 years, I hope I will be walking down the aisle at the CMT awards and receiving an award.
11. If you release an album right now what would you title it?
I would probably title it “It’s My Time” which is a song I wrote. It just tells the story of where I came from and how this is my time to shine.
12. Do you have any preshow rituals? If so what.
Before every show, I always have to pee haha. And for some reason I can’t eat anything until after my show so I pretty much starve myself until after I sing haha. Also, the minute I’m backstage and before I walk in, I say a little prayer in my head hoping that the show goes well.
13. What is the funniest/memorable moment that happened to you on stage?
When I was 10 years old, I had the opportunity to sing with Broadway star Kristen Chenowith and hand the Oscar Hammerstein Award to Carol Channing. We did a tribute to her and I portrayed the young Carol Channing and Kristen Chenowith portrayed the teen. Avenue Que and a bunch of other stars were on stage and then left the stage which left me and Carol Channing on the stage by ourselves (This was the time where I am supposed to surprise her with the Oscar Hammerstein award). She noticed that everyone was gone and looked at me and said “Where did everyone go?” I just shrugged my shoulders and everyone in the audience was laughing. I was in the paper the next day saying how it was my Broadway debut and how I saved the show. I will never forget how I felt on that stage and how everyone was so proud of me when I returned to school for missing a lot. I was my hometowns little star and it was just so humbling to me to have experienced it all at such a young age.
14. If you were stuck in an airport with a 3 hr. layover what 1 artist would you want to talk to?
I would probably choose Dolly Parton. Not only is she inspiring, but she seems like a really fun person to talk to. I consider myself a “blonde” & “klutz” and a girly tomboy if that makes sense haha. I love styling my hair (‘The higher the hair, the closer to Jesus’ as Dolly would say) and love dressing all glittery and stuff but I know where I came from and love going fishing and camping. Our personalities just seem like they would get along.
15. So, a few years ago I traveled to Scotland and I noticed that they pour in their milk then their cereal which I thought was strange so now I have to ask.. Cereal then milk or milk then cereal?
Haha, I have to admit, I’ve tried pouring my milk before my cereal once and I’ll never do it again. I poured too much milk and all my cereal got soggy and ya know, nobody likes soggy cereal haha
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