Nashville recording artist, Julia Cole, has created fresh dance music true to her Texas roots. Julia Cole combines acoustic, country, and electric patterns with compelling beats to create her signature CDM (Country Dance Music) sound. Her new debut single, “#GetAwesome” is a dance track sure to get you on your feet and singing along. With her sound hailed as COUNTRY WITH A KICK, this rising star signed with BMI, CAA, Holler Music Publishing, and is managed by Martingale Entertainment.
Who inspired you to go into the world of music?
My family members are all very musically inclined. My mom signed me up for piano lessons when I was five and I’ve been jamming ever since!
What made you choose Country music?
I’m a Texan…it’s in my blood.
At what age did you want to become a singer?
I’ve been singing and writing songs my entire life, but I really began to take singing seriously my junior year of high school when I was 17. My volleyball coach, after hearing me perform the National Anthem for all of my own basketball and volleyball games at my 4,000 student high school, suggested I send in a video of me singing to the Houston Texans NFL team. I was invited to sing before 75,000 people at a sold out season closer. I stood there, beneath fireworks and fighter jets flying over, before all of those faces in the crowd, and wasn’t even the slightest bit nervous. That’s when I knew singing is what I’m meant to do.
What is on your iPod’s most played list?
Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldridge, Beyoncé, Big Sean.
What was the first record you ever bought?
I can’t remember exactly…but I do remember one birthday when I was extremely young that my dad woke me up by blasting Brittany Spears throughout the entire house. Her album was my birthday present!
And the latest?
Adele! (Unless you count the Dolly Parton Greatest Hits Album I recently purchased)
If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
I think the fiddle would be so amazing to play!
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
I’m a chocohaulic. I haven’t gone a day without eating dark chocolate in over two years.
Do you prefer “Classic” Country or “New” Country?
I don’t prefer one over the other. I love Dolly Parton while I simultaneously love Kelsea Ballerini.
Do you have any superstitions or routines that you do before you perform?
I don’t really have any routines…but I do wear the same rings to every show.
If you could work with anybody, who would you choose to collaborate with and why?
I’d love to work with Dolly Parton. She’s such an amazing songwriter, businesswoman, and performer. She is one of my idols and I’d be beside myself with excitement if I ever got to work with her.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself on World tours listening to crowds of thousands of dancing fans sing along at the top of their lungs. There’s nothing better than knowing that the lyrics I’ve written have emotionally connected with someone enough for them to take the time and energy to memorize and love the song as much as I do.
What do you do to “relax”?
I still play sports all of the time! I love volleyball, basketball, trampoline dodge ball, and ran the marathon last year!
What is your favourite holiday destination?
I LOVE the beach. Any beach, any time, any place…as long as the sun is shining and sizzlin’.
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