Shake It If Ya Got It – Kira Isabella Interview Feature

Kira Isabella 2014 CNE HeaderKira Isabella has been singing and performing since she was a little girl. And now, all grown up, at the age of 21, she’s feeling more in control of her career, and her music than ever before.

Isabella’s 2nd album, Caffeine & Big Dreams was released in mid-October and has already produced two Top 10 hits with Quarterback and Gone Enough making their way up the charts. The entire album is a fantastic listen and we wouldn’t be surprised to see songs like Shake It If Ya Got It and Make A Sinner Out Of Me make their way into the Top 10 or higher as well.

Kira Isabella and Josh at The Rockn Horse-3147We were lucky enough to see Kira twice this year, 1st at the CNE opening for Gord Bamford and again at the Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon to celebrate the release of Caffeine & Big Dreams. Both times, in very different atmospheres, she was able to come off as personable, charming and engaged with the audience. She knows what she’s doing up on stage and it’s that talent that is going to carry her further and deeper into her career as a country musician in Canada and the United States.

Kira is also a sweetheart who once bailed me out of a jam when I blanked on a 3rd Dolly Parton song in a trivia contest at Rock ‘n’ Horse. Her help got me through and saved me some major embarrassment! So thank you (again) to her for that.

After the launch of the new album we reached out to Kira to ask a few questions about Caffeine & Big Dreams, the state of country music and what’s on her playlist. Check it out…

Q. The new album Caffeine & Big Dreams (love the title btw) has been a great release so far, and Gone Enough is getting a lot of love from radio and fans. Do you have any goals or expectations with this record?

A. Thank you! The only thing I hope and wish for is that people make a connection with my music.

Kira Isabella at The Rockn Horse full shot-3106Q. If we were able to get a look at your iTunes right now, what 3 artists would we find on your most played list?

A. Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line & The 1975.

Q. The Bro Country movement has been popular and received a lot of press in Canada and the US. But it seems like Canadian country has been able to stay more balanced, with more female artists on the radio in regular rotation. Do you think the Canadian country industry is ahead of the curve as Bro Country calms down?

A. I keep saying, I think there is always room for both sides in country music. Canada is more into story songs right now, and the states are all about bro country but I think it will always go back and forth.

Q. You played Boots & Hearts in 2012 & 2013, have you talked to the Republic Live team about coming back in 2015 to tour Caffeine & Big Dreams and put on a show on the main stage?

A. This is the time of year when we find out what the summer will look like, so we’ll be finding out soon!

Kira Isabella Band 2014 CNEQ. If you could record a duet with a male Canadian artist for your next record, who would you choose?

A. I’d love to write something with Brett Kissel or Dallas Smith!

Q. In 50 words or less, tell fans who haven’t picked up Caffeine & Big Dreams yet why they’re going to love it when they do!

A. I wanted Caffeine and Big Dreams to be relatable to everyone. I feel like there is a track on this record if you want to have a good time and party, if you’re going through a hard time and need some sympathy or if you just love a good story in a country song. It’s very honest, it’s a big part of me & I hope you enjoy it.

Big thanks to Ms. Isabella for taking the time to answer our questions – and another thank you because Kira is going to be part of our Holiday Special coming up in just a couple weeks, so look out for that!

If you haven’t picked up Caffeine & Big Dreams yet, do it now on iTunes: Kira Isabella – Caffeine & Big Dreams!

Kira Isabella 2014 CNE Bandshell

 

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Shake It If Ya Got It – Kira Isabella Interview Feature

Kira Isabella 2014 CNE HeaderKira Isabella has been singing and performing since she was a little girl. And now, all grown up, at the age of 21, she’s feeling more in control of her career, and her music than ever before.

Isabella’s 2nd album, Caffeine & Big Dreams was released in mid-October and has already produced two Top 10 hits with Quarterback and Gone Enough making their way up the charts. The entire album is a fantastic listen and we wouldn’t be surprised to see songs like Shake It If Ya Got It and Make A Sinner Out Of Me make their way into the Top 10 or higher as well.

Kira Isabella and Josh at The Rockn Horse-3147We were lucky enough to see Kira twice this year, 1st at the CNE opening for Gord Bamford and again at the Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon to celebrate the release of Caffeine & Big Dreams. Both times, in very different atmospheres, she was able to come off as personable, charming and engaged with the audience. She knows what she’s doing up on stage and it’s that talent that is going to carry her further and deeper into her career as a country musician in Canada and the United States.

Kira is also a sweetheart who once bailed me out of a jam when I blanked on a 3rd Dolly Parton song in a trivia contest at Rock ‘n’ Horse. Her help got me through and saved me some major embarrassment! So thank you (again) to her for that.

After the launch of the new album we reached out to Kira to ask a few questions about Caffeine & Big Dreams, the state of country music and what’s on her playlist. Check it out…

Q. The new album Caffeine & Big Dreams (love the title btw) has been a great release so far, and Gone Enough is getting a lot of love from radio and fans. Do you have any goals or expectations with this record?

A. Thank you! The only thing I hope and wish for is that people make a connection with my music.

Kira Isabella at The Rockn Horse full shot-3106Q. If we were able to get a look at your iTunes right now, what 3 artists would we find on your most played list?

A. Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line & The 1975.

Q. The Bro Country movement has been popular and received a lot of press in Canada and the US. But it seems like Canadian country has been able to stay more balanced, with more female artists on the radio in regular rotation. Do you think the Canadian country industry is ahead of the curve as Bro Country calms down?

A. I keep saying, I think there is always room for both sides in country music. Canada is more into story songs right now, and the states are all about bro country but I think it will always go back and forth.

Q. You played Boots & Hearts in 2012 & 2013, have you talked to the Republic Live team about coming back in 2015 to tour Caffeine & Big Dreams and put on a show on the main stage?

A. This is the time of year when we find out what the summer will look like, so we’ll be finding out soon!

Kira Isabella Band 2014 CNEQ. If you could record a duet with a male Canadian artist for your next record, who would you choose?

A. I’d love to write something with Brett Kissel or Dallas Smith!

Q. In 50 words or less, tell fans who haven’t picked up Caffeine & Big Dreams yet why they’re going to love it when they do!

A. I wanted Caffeine and Big Dreams to be relatable to everyone. I feel like there is a track on this record if you want to have a good time and party, if you’re going through a hard time and need some sympathy or if you just love a good story in a country song. It’s very honest, it’s a big part of me & I hope you enjoy it.

Big thanks to Ms. Isabella for taking the time to answer our questions – and another thank you because Kira is going to be part of our Holiday Special coming up in just a couple weeks, so look out for that!

If you haven’t picked up Caffeine & Big Dreams yet, do it now on iTunes: Kira Isabella – Caffeine & Big Dreams!

Kira Isabella 2014 CNE Bandshell

 

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