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Exclusive Interview: Hillary Reese On ‘All The Good Ones Are Crazy’

Exclusive Interview: Hillary Reese On ‘All The Good Ones Are Crazy’

In our latest exclusive interview, THP had the chance to chat with Hillary Reese! If you don’t know Hillary already, she’s a sixteen-year-old songstress from Mississippi. Hillary is bringing classic country storytelling to the 21st Century, and is very passionate about songwriting, which we love to see!

She may have gotten her first taste of fame at only eight years old, but Hillary is clearly wise for her years! Her latest single ‘All The Good Ones Are Crazy’ dropped earlier this month, and it’s such a perfect country vibe. Lowkey we wanna get a car (and our license) just so we can listen to this one whilst driving with the windows down.

Your new single, ‘All The Good Ones Are Crazy,’ just dropped! Congratulations! What can you tell us about the recording process for the song?
The recording process was super fun. There are old country accents in this song that my musicians don’t get to play all the time, so I think they had a blast just revisiting that side of music. I remember everyone listening to this song, starting to laugh hysterically and relating to it instantly.

You co-wrote the track, which we think is awesome. How important to you is writing your own music?
Writing my own music is something I take very seriously. My music is always going to be a reflection of me. When I have songs pitched to me, if I don’t immediately fill a connection to it, then I’m not going to cut it.

Image Credit: Brittany Bell

We think you’ll get a lot of new fans from ‘All The Good Ones Are Crazy!’ If that’s the only song of yours someone has heard, which of your older tracks would you recommend they listen to first?
I would say ‘Woman Upstairs’ is a good starting point. It has that fun attitude with it, and that honesty that’s the true reflection of my artistry.

You’ve worked with big names in the industry like Kent Wells and Jeff Huskins. What would you say is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from working with them?
I’ve learned what hard work really looks like. It’s easy to think when you’re first starting out that everything is so glamorous and easy, but being in the studio with them has shown me to show up and do my job to the absolute best of my ability.

We love to see young women coming up and making their mark on the Country music scene! What musicians do you look up to in that space, and do you have any song recommendations for us?
I love all old country, so the Honky Tonk Angels are my absolute favorite. I would say to everyone that likes country to really dive deep into the older stuff because it’s the foundation of the genre and there are some gems.

Looking at your Instagram, it’s clear you have a very distinct style that fuses modern fashion with the classic country aesthetic! Who are your fashion icons?
Currently, I really love Rae Lynn and Priscilla Presley. Rae has a way of bringing in country and modern like I’ve never seen, and I would die for some of her stage clothes! Priscilla is a style queen, and I don’t know if anyone can top her!

You had your first taste of musical success when you were just eight years old! How do you think that’s helped you as you progress through the music industry at a young age?
I got a head start which helped for sure but it really taught me that age doesn’t matter, confidence does. I had to learn how to walk into a room and be confident in who I was, and that was one of the biggest lessons I could’ve learned.

What are some career milestones you really want to hit? And what can we expect from you for the rest of 2022?
I really want to go on a world tour eventually and sign a record deal, but those are long term goals I would be extremely lucky to achieve. As far as the rest of 2022 goes, I am going to be playing some shows and working on more music.

You’ve been doing some shows and performing at Summer Fairs recently! What does the live music experience mean to you?
Playing live is everything to me! There is no experience better than playing live and there is nowhere else you’ll find that magic, I take it very seriously and want to make sure I give it my all every time.

Image Credit: Brittany Bell

Is touring something you want to do in the future?
Absolutely, playing on stage is the coolest thing. You get to have people react to your music right in front of you.

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Your music is described as “modern yet steeped in tradition.” What other artists would you recommend who pull off this duality successfully?
I think people like Jon Pardi, Miranda Lambert, Ian Musnick, etc. all have done great jobs at incorporating traditional country music mixed with modern.

What message would you like to send to new fans who fall in love with ‘All The Good Ones Are Crazy?’
First of all, thank you! I’m so glad you have related to my crazy family and gotten to be a part of one of my favorite songs I’ve written!

Thanks so much to Hillary Reese for taking the time to chat to us for this interview! We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2022 brings!

What do you think of Hillary Reese and our exclusive interview? Are you a fan on ‘All The Good Ones Are Crazy?’ Let us know by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! And if Twitter isn’t your thing, we can also be found over on Facebook and Instagram!

Need some more interviews like this one in your life? We got you!

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