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Ingrid Andres about being Gregory’s only native freshman contestant

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For Ingrid Andreas, the idea of ​​becoming a nominated face of country music just seven months after the release of her debut album in this first Grammy nominee is “Mindfulness”.

Among the artists of the country he is tied with Miranda Lambert for three of the most overall nominations. But Andres is one of the best newcomers – and he’s not the only country nominated in this category, but in any of the four top-gen categories.

He admits – “I was probably thinking of nominating one” – like the country’s anthem. But he was not expecting three at all. The new artist really floated me. Literally the floor. Like, I was On the floor

“I have no idea how it happened, but being able to represent the country genre is great and yes, I noticed that in the (best new artist) section, most of the time in the country there really isn’t a slot, which is crazy to me. The country is a huge genre, it seems so bizarre to me that there is nothing more to it in the top categories.But I’m new here, so I don’t really know how it works.I’m starting to observe all these things.

“But my name needs to win to be with Megan The Stallion and I’m fine with it. Just being in her department, I’m just like this: I’m peeking. That’s right! That’s enough for me.”

In addition to being the only country artist in any category, Alres is also the only new artist in any category in the country. At the very least, if you don’t count Hiumen, it’s a new team consisting of veteran artists – “seniors” – he jokingly put on the class spectrum.

However, there are general statistics in at least one section. As for the best country album, her “Lady Like” contrasts with the collections of Lambert, Brandy Clark, Little Big Town and Ashley McBride, each of whom has shared the same Lady-Like distinction. This is the first time in the history of rural areas that the entire field has been formed for the formation of women or women-front groups.

“If you look at the top five songs on the radio, it’s like all white men, and then you look at the Grammy nominations and it’s just like no white men,” he says. “So if something happens, it’s mind blowing for me, because as I like, wow – what’s real, what’s better and all the different systems that rank it?”

Truth be told, of course there are a few white men scattered across the four country divisions, although Mickey Guyton became the first single black woman to be nominated for a Grammy, and the best country album division must have looked at everything – the female lineup. Did the Grammy Committees make statements to the successors, he thinks?

“Since this is my first time, I don’t really know. I’m sure it’s very political.” “But I want to believe in my incredible state of mind that it’s because of him that everyone is good at their job and has mastered their craft. And if you Look at the album, but it’s all like great epics. And I think it’s still a very strong statement, even if it’s to make a statement, because I think if you listen to all these albums, I think everyone will say, ‘Oh, that’s right. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either, Looks like BT aint for me either No. It’s cool. ’It’s so weird that I still haven’t wrapped my head around it.

“But at the same time, when I listen to music, I don’t pay attention to the gender of the person singing the music. I’m just focusing on the lyrics, obviously, because I’m a fool, and how it’s made and if it makes me feel anything. So I’m proud of all the women (in the section), but at the same time I don’t listen to music based on anyone’s gender and sometimes I don’t even pay attention to it. If anything, it makes me feel more like music and dope to me

Andres Grammy love is not exactly the first legitimacy in 2020. Earlier in the month his first single was a song with his first single, “More Hearts Than Me”. Earlier this month he sang a memorable version of the ress CMA Awards telecast (where he was also nominated for Best New Artist, but lost to Morgan Wallen). But with these big scores, he still occasionally felt like he was dropping a message on the bottle.

“Especially this year, it felt like nothing really happened, although this year I chose to release the album,” says Andres. “So nominating it for the Grammy has been valuable to it this year, even though I’ve been able to travel on it or personally see no one’s reaction. I’m still trying to categorize it in my head. Coming from this year, just like me, this real someone? These nominations are startling and a whole new reality to me, because here I am thinking separately, ‘Some people know and have heard the album, but probably not too much.’ And from my idea I have heard more. “

His hope is to hear more and that their music can lower their perspective on what or what country music might be. Apparently, he’s not a purist, an album that compares singer-songwriter Jenner to a pop-spin that sounds as traditional theatrical – not surprisingly, came from an artist whose songwriting was successful before he made his debut in the Nashville division of Warner Records. Include co-compositions of non-music-row songs, such as XXX’s “Boys.”

“I think the country can often be categorized in very specific ways,” he said, “so I hope people understand that it can have different words and progress in different ways and that the word‘ country ’can move forward more flexibly. Because of this kind of goal, a genre is able to expand. “

When Andres sang “More Hearts Than Mine” at CMAs a few weeks ago, when he had only one pianist with him, he cried at the very end of the number. As a result, many visitors wanted to know why. Interviewed Different Shortly after the telecast, executive producer Robert Dayton said he didn’t know why Andres was crying, only that he had asked a lot of people about it. What we have done, in solitude.

“I wasn’t planning to cry, because literally my most terrifying fear is crying in front of billions of strangers,” he says. “I think this year’s weight only hit me, but even then I was performing a song that meant so much to me. It seemed like the whole year and the beauty of this moment had come face to face and it hit me towards the very end. There was so much excitement in the world, and I kept feeling it, especially during the election and seeing how many torn people there are, but then staying in that house and showing what unity it is, it was the opposite of everything that hurt me, and how powerful music can be in this time. . And I lost it. How I was, how I am I Here?

“But yes, later, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, we have to do it again, because I’m not allowed to be seen crying on this stage.’ And there was one like Robert Dayton, ‘No,.’ And I was, ‘Okaaaaa. Cool

So, despite the song itself being somewhat sadly tied (“more heart than self,” based on his own experience, a song that is present in anticipation of a possible breakup, although the story is vague enough not to make an end), is this a There were tears of happiness?

“I don’t know if it was a happy or sad cry. I’m still trying to figure it out. It was just like a direct cry. Can you shout neutrally? He asks, smiling. “It was a release. I mean, I’m sure I sang that particular song … I didn’t play the piano and just sang it, I think I was able to focus a little more on what I was saying. So it probably made a difference for me too. But it needed to happen. You know, sometimes you need a little cry, even though it’s not ideal for coming on stage at an awards show. I’m happy to get comments from people like that, ‘I cried too.’ I like, okay, thank God. Again, realizing there are more similarities than we think. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again in public but I’m fine for now.

Very little has been revealed about what kind of setup will be available for Grameen January. 31, let alone what could be on-camera. Andres is not sweating that.

“Trying to prepare without knowing what to do is a whole new adventure. But luckily for me, I rarely make plans in my life – I like Improv – so it’s nothing new to me. I am ready to adapt and do whatever it takes. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. I didn’t even start to think about it. I’m sure he’s on my team, but I’m fine, as long as he’s not dressed we’re fine. “

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