Sunday, 30 May, 2010 5:23 PM
country star Bridgette Tatum to perform at the Swartz Creek Hometown
Days on June 5
Tatum will perform at the Swartz Creek Hometown Days on June
CREEK, Mich. -- Bridgette
Tatum is a brand new artist on the country music scene. She wrote
the song "She's Country," which got picked up by Jason
Aldean. The singer-songwriter released her debut album Sex,
Church and Chicken to digital retailers. Tatum is currently
signed to Root Forty-Nine Records. Look for her to perform on June
5 at the B95 Country Music Festival at the Swartz Creek Hometown
Days. Joining her will be Steve Azar, TellURide, Thompson Square,
Frankie Ballard and Ash Bowers.
started singing actually when I was about six," Tatum explains
how she got started in the music business. "I had some jobs
here and there and one was working in a motel. Unfortunately, had
a really bad accident. A girl came in jumped the counter and slit
my face open with a razor blade. It was over some change. It was
a racist thing, which everyone needs to be aware, that still exists.
It still pretty much alive still in the south. It was the moment
that got me to Nashville because I went to recuperate on an island
for six months. I thought, you know what, I could have died, I could
not be here today. I'm going to get to Nashville because the music
was in me."
country artist says her musical influences include Garth Brooks,
Buck Owens, Elvis Presley, Jerry Reed, Aerosmith and Wynona Judd.
her last name is Tatum, she said she has no relationship to Hollywood
actor Channing Tatum. "No, I wish," the country singer
laughed. "Actually, its better that I'm not related to him
so if I run into him we could date. No, I'm not related to him."
picked up the song that Tatum co-wrote called "She's Country."
it was surreal because the phone call came in and it was like this,
'He's going to record the song,'" she recalls. "'He's
going to put it on the album, it goes for download the night of
the CMA's, he's going to perform it on the CMA's and it goes to
radio the next day.' So that's not a real call that you get in Nashville.
It was a very surreal moment. I just sat there for 30 seconds in
silence and felt really blessed to be able to have that happen.
Then you're also going, I really hope all that comes true. It all
the first country singer to record her new album inside the studio
at the Palms Casino.
was equally as exciting because you wait your whole life to finally
make your album," Tatum explained. "You work towards it
and you want to make the music the right way. You want to make sure
it has the right home. I feel like Vegas for us was the right home
for the music. I took the band that plays with me from Nashville
to Vegas. We were away from all of the distractions, the family
and the kids and running here and running there. So we were really
able to focus on the song. Those people were just unbelievable.
When we go back to do the second album, we'll be back to do it in
the same place."
give me some highlights of your new album, Sex,
Church and Chicken.
some songs on there like 'Funky on the Country,'" the new country
singer said. "The first single off of there was 'I Like My
Cowboys Dirty' and I think every woman would agree we like hard
workin' men. There's things on there that are rooted on there from
my gospel roots. A song called 'Hold Out To Me.' I always said when
I cut record an album, I would include something from my roots on
there. I'm really proud that I got that song."
story behind your new single "That's Love Y'all"?
got engaged and never thought I would end up getting married,"
Tatum recalled. "I got engaged and it's probably one of the
best feelings in the world. In the process of that whole thing and
the beauty of it kind of came out as a song for me. So 'That's Love
Y'all' got written because I got engaged. Then, I got married and
I thought, what did I do? and then I got divorced. I got to keep
the song and keep the ring. It came from my engagement, it all didn't
work out, but at least I did get a good song."
She is one
of the performers at the B95 Country Music Festival at the Swartz
Creek Hometown Days.
definitely be doing the new single, 'That's Love Y'all,' 'Cowboys
Dirty' and we throw in some surprises," the new country singer
said. "Danny Myrick's going to be with me, he's the one who
co-wrote 'She's Country' with me. So I'm always excited when he
can come along on the road. You never know, we might pop out some
stuff he's written like 'International Harvester.' We try to keep
the show fresh, we try to have a lot of fun. Hope everybody brings
their a-game to have a lot of fun."
are a newer artist, where would you like to be in the next five
talking to you again," Tatum answered. "Of course, I still
want to be playing music. That's what I wake up everyday and want
to be doing. Hopefully at that point in time, we've gained some
really solid fans/friends. It really hard for me to call everybody
fans and that they got a clear understand of the music. They understand
that I reason I go in and do what I do is to bring emotion to them
and hopefully they relate to it. Hopefully, I'm writing with the
people I'm writing with and still making great music five years
Bridgette Tatum to perform at the Swartz Creek Hometown Days on June
5 at 4 p.m.
more information on the Swartz Creek Hometown Days, visit www.hometowndays.org.
more information on the B95 Country Music Festival, visit www.b95.fm.