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at my website: Peytonstilling.com

PN: Is there anyone you’d like to PN: What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you? acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support. Peyton: I am a very good listener Peyton: I would love to thank my and very intentional with all my parents for believing in me and friendships. my music. I also want to thank my friends for being so supportive and PN: If you could blink your eyes and be in a favorite place right now, for coming to all of my shows. Also huge thanks to Jayne Lybrand and where would that place be? Brianna Ruelas for pushing me vocally and inspiring me. Lastly big Peyton: I would want to be on the thanks to Brad Barnes for pushing beach (specifically Hawaii but any me to strive to be a better guitar beach would do) player. PN: What do you like to do outside PN: Who were you, or would you of music that contributes to their musicality; in essence, a hobby that be nervous to meet? they turn to in order to rejuvenate Peyton: If I were to meet Tori Kelly their creativity. or Norah Jones I would probably hyperventilate [laughs] Peyton: Outside of music I love to do crafts. I absolutely love getting PN: Where would you like to find on Pinterest and finding some fun yourself in ten years? craft or project to do. PN: What has been your biggest challenge and have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how? Peyton: My biggest challenge was when my mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was hard for me to fathom life with out my mom and really made me question my faith. My mom is now 6 years in remission and I am so proud of her. During this time I learned a lot about myself and really grew in my faith. I am so thankful for her in my life and I don’t think I would have become the person I am today without that very difficult challenge.

Peyton: I would like to see myself on tour, verified on social media, and signed to a record label. “Everyday I strive to work harder and push myself to be the best person I can be. I want my music to reflect my beliefs and values,” she says. “ I also want it to inspire others going through the same situations or feelings. Her goals in music are to release an EP (hopefully soon), to continue raising money for non-profit organizations, and to go on tour.

Say what you will about the effect that the internet (more specifically, social media) has had on our everyday lives, but as a tool of disPN: Do you have a record label? covery, it’s changing lives every day. Are you a member of any music Especially for musicians who don’t organizations? hail from hub cities with built-in networks of industry personnel, a Peyton: I am not a part of any record label or music organization. simple Sound cloud account can end up being a golden ticket. Check But hopefully really soon out one of Peyton’s newest songs, PN: How can fans-to-be gain access I promise you will just fall in love to your music? Do you have a web- with her. https://peytonstilling.com/ site with sample songs track/1039938/the-rain?feature_ Peyton: Fans can gain access to me id=242100 PUBLIC NEWS

MARCH 29 - APRIL 18, 2017

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Public News #43  

Houston's Arts & Entertainment Digital Press March 29 - April 18, 2017

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