There’s no crying in country music…unless you haven’t heard the unquestionable voice of April Kry. With her modern 90’s country sound, her latest single “Get Ready To Miss Me” gives a strong message to the all the girls out there.
Gaining her influence from some of the biggest women in country music…Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes…April Kry is now making a name for herself!
Come along with us and get to know more about the rising country singer here…you aren’t going to want to miss this!
You recently released your single “Get Ready To Miss Me”, can you talk about the inspiration for that song and the recording process for it:
So when we were all writing for this project, I told some of the writers I wanted a “fun and empowering” song, and this hit the nail on the head. It’s the type of song you can dance around to with your friends, but it also carries an important message to young girls. I see way too many girls who settle for someone who isn’t treating them how they should be treated. This is an anthem for those girls, telling them that they can, and should have the confidence to say, “Get ready to miss me” if they aren’t being treated right!
How have your fans been reacting to it so far:
I’ve had so many (young girls especially) tell me how much they are loving it, and that makes me so happy as an artist to know that it’s resonating with them. It’s also been added to the wild country playlist on Spotify, which is amazing. It almost has a half a million streams now. I’m so excited for that!
What would you say makes the song “country” and how would you define “country music” today:
This is a question that’s become very controversial over the past few years. I think what makes country “country” is telling a story through your music in an honest way. There are definitely certain instruments that are unique to the genre that can “countrify” a song, but without the story, its very hard for me to define it as country. That’s a part of what actually drew me to the genre. I couldn’t find another genre that told stories better than country, and I knew that’s where I wanted to be.
Your song “Daddy’s Little Girl” was written by Nick Jonas…tell us how that collab came to fruition…what was your favorite part of working with Nick:
It was actually written by Nick and his father, Kevin when Nick was really young. Kevin told me the story behind it and said he had been looking for the right person to sing this song for over ten years. I was so honored that he chose me, and brought to tears when I first heard the song. I knew it was something really special and couldn’t wait to put my voice on it! Nick is such a sweet person and I’m so happy we got to collaborate on this project.
If you could do a duet with any artist, who would it be:
I would absolutely LOVE to duet with Shania Twain. She is such an interactive performer and has a voice you could never forget.
Who have been some of your biggest musical influences:
I listened to a lot of the women of 90’s country like, Martina Mcbride, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes. I love their powerful voices and how meaningful their songs were/are.
Best piece of advice you could give to fellow up and coming country artists like yourself:
Stay true to yourself. Take everyone’s opinion with a grain of salt and trust your gut.
What can fans expect next from April Kry:
I’m releasing a new single at the end of this month that I’m so excited about, called “While We’re Young”. I co-wrote it with Stephanie Bentley, Jennifer Pappas and Micah Wilshire and it will be available on 3.24.17!
Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting stuff to come from April Kry!