Up Close with Bobby Pounds
on February 10, 2005)
Date: July 19th
Favorite Get Away: My grandparents’ lake cabin in East Texas
When did you begin your music career?
1991, I bought a guitar and taught myself to play through books and
began singing in local contests. I
joined my first band later that summer.
I also wrote my first song in 1991.
Who are your main musical influences?
BP: Artist influence has
always been George Strait. He’s
so smooth and effortless. However,
like most teens, I grew up listening to rock - Metallica, Judas Priest,
Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, DIO, bands like that.
I still love that whole 80’s hair band and metal genre and I
incorporate a little of that rock edge into our live honkytonk shows
just to add some energy. But
make no mistake, we are a true honkytonk band!!
Do you have a CD available for purchase?
full CD isn’t available yet. Rather
than taking out a loan like alot of musicians or having a backer, I’m
financing my CD as I can afford it.
I’m always looking for backers who can believe in what I’m
doing. That would help me
get my songs to market a lot quicker.
just started recording some songs and I’ve finished three.
I do have a CD of those three songs and I sell those at the
shows. You can hear soundbytes of those songs on my website (www.bobbypounds.com)
and if somebody likes it, they can send me an email and I’ll arrange
to get them one.
PC: If you had to pick a couple of songs you have written or recorded that you are most proud of, what would they be and why?
would have to be a ballad I wrote called “Maybe
Later”. I have two
daughters, ages 6 & 3, and when I get home at the end of the day,
they want to play and I’m really tired and I sometimes find myself
saying “maybe later”. It’s very personal, but I think a lot of people with kids
would relate. We had that
song on hold with Trace Adkins, then he passed on my song and came out
with “Then They Do”, another father/daughter song.
Man, was I disappointed!
original that I love is “Footsteps
Of A Fool”. It’s
just a full-on, all out honkytonk shuffle, twin fiddles and all.
I could do shuffles all day and never get bored.
I like the lyrics because they’re just so country, you know,
lyrics in the “I screwed up and jilted her and now I’m a fool”
vein. In this song, he’s
observing her next lover making the same mistakes he did, in essence,
“following in the footsteps of a fool”.
Cool song. I dig it.
Where would you like to be in five years?
a CMA for writing the Song Of The Year!!!
What's your fondest career memory so far?
getting my first two national cuts as a songwriter.
I wrote two of the songs on Kevin Fowler’s Loose,
Loud & Crazy Equity label debut………. “Don’t Touch
My Willie” and “Triple Crown”.
If you could do a duet with anyone who would that be and why?
George Strait because chances are it would go Number 1.
That guy could sing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and it would go
Number 1. But we’d have
to do a song that I wrote.
What would you be doing if you didn’t play music or write songs?
probably would’ve been a sportscaster……….I’m a sports
What CD would be found in your CD player right now?
that 80’s hair band/metal comment???
Seriously, I think Johnny Bush is in there right now.
For More Information on Bobby Pounds visit his web site at www.bobbypounds.com
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