Catch a Rising Star and Hang On: Meet CJaye LeRose, YouTube Sensation
Meet YouTube sensation, CJaye LeRose, in her words, “a country sing’n-guitar pick’n-songwritin’-dog rescuin’ CHICK! Oh and check out YouTube thats where my STAGE is!”
There is something about CJaye. A certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes her stand out from all the noise online. She has an approach to Country Music that is wholesome, comedic and vivacious. It is refreshing and enjoyable to watch her grow.
She is extremely interesting, with MANY layers and a joy to work with! I am looking forward to her future!
I thought it would be fun to play Q & A with CJaye….enjoy!
Which famous musicians do you admire?
My favorite all time is probably Brad Paisley, mainly because I love his sense of humor and how he writes!!!!
What is your favorite movie?
Why…Hummmm I always used to say Forresst gump, but I just realized I havent seen it in years and cant tell ya much about it, so Im switching to my NEW favorite, Walk The Line.
Homemade tortillas on the girl with TONS of melted butter and salt…THEN dipped in Salsa…yummm
What are 3 items you CAN NOT live without?
Hummm my curling iron, my dogbone necklace, and running shoes!
How do you balance your music with other obligations?
So far it hasnt been hard, but I dont have a job…this is my job
Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Yes but its a good nervous…its more of an excited, I cant wait to get up there nervous!
Do you or your band have a ritual before each performance?
nope maybe when I get my full band )
What are your fondest musical memories?
Probably listening to Deana Carter’s cd over and over again in 5th grade. Calling all my friends making them listen it and making them swear to me they loved country! OH OH or waiting in my room with my little blank tapes and radio to record the count down so I could listen to my favorite songs…having to rewind them over and over to hear them on repeat Just not how it works anymore
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be
and what would say to them?
Id like to meet Brad Paisley and Id say, “can I go on tour with you?”
What is your favorite hobby?
Saving dogs, I would like it to be my job…There are so many homeless dogs in this world that are just waiting to be loved..that just makes me so sad!
We hear about some of the odd things artists put in their contract riders, so what’s the one thing you really need backstage?
My dog lol….can I bring my dog?! Thats all I would care about
What chore to you hate?
Hummm anything that has to do with cleaning, or laundry…so all of them
Do you have an animal/s? What kind/s? Names?
I have Big and Cooper..Cooper is the big one, Big is the little one!
I love green, I didnt realize it was my favorite color until I had a house, and I always am picking out green things
Craziest thing you have ever done?
Hummm I theres a lot of crazy things that just seem wrong when I type them out
Free for all:
I am a christian and I owe everything to GOD!!! I am a die hard country fan, and my favorites are Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, and Dolly Parton!!!
If I could do ONE thing In life it would be STOP PUPPYMILLS!!! Adopt your dogs people!
If I could do another it would be to have a camp out with Brad, Dolly, REBA, Kelly, Taylor, Toby, Randy Travis, George, LUKE BRYAN….and any of you that wanna join…COME ON!
A little bit more about me…Im not a girl who has been singing her whole life, actually until 4 years ago, I just knew how to lipsync!!! I WANTED to sing, but I was scared, so literally, like in choir, Id lipsync. Ha. Im always jealous of the girls that said they could sing before they could talk…but nope, not here people I just wrote in my bedroom, and when I first realized I wanted..OR COULD sing, I was sitting in the bathtub being silly and singing a ‘fake song’ called, ‘date with the tub’ which is now a real song and on my myspace. That is when I decided hey…why not?!? Thats all folks
THINGS I BELIEVE IN:
1. DOING WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
2. ENJOYING THE LITTLE THINGS
3.SINGING LIKE NOBODY’S LISTENING
4. LIVING LIFE THE FULLEST
5. IN MIRACLES
6. SAVORING SIMPLE JOYS
7. AND GOOD MEXICAN FOOD
8. ANNNND YOU MIGHT AS WELL DANCE WHILE YOUR AT IT
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PHOTOS BY MELINDA NORRIS