KC Johns is an American Country Music singer and songwriter. Born in Memphis, TN, Johns is inspired by the Memphis Blues of Otis Redding, the raw sounds of Chris Stapleton and rock from the Boss. Johns creates her sound that is country, raw, and loyal to her Memphis roots. From cruise ship singing for Carnival Cruise Lines, to performing at Dollywood in the Smokey Mountains, to being featured in Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas Coat of Many Colors’ and opening up for artists like Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Randy Houser and Trailer Chior, Johns is now in the studio recording new material with an album set to release on February 2021 and touring the States.
What is your earliest memory of music? And, how did you get started in music?
My mom purchased a guitar for me when I was fifteen, learned how to play and starting writing shortly after. My grandaddy used to play guitar on the back porch growing up- I got into Classic Country music because of him.
What was the first song you ever wrote? What or who inspired you to start writing music?
I was told to write songs about what you know, so I did just that. I wrote songs about the life I was living at 15. Life, relationships, friendships, anything and everything I could.
Do you play any instruments? If yes tell us about it. If not, do you work with a band or studio musicians? Do you produce your tracks or work with a producer?
I play guitar and a little harmonica. I'm in the studio now working on an album with Billy Smiley.
What is your favorite part about being an artist (performing, recording, writing, playing)?
My favorite part about being an artist is absolutely the people. The wonderful people you meet along the way by sharing what you love and making them smile for one night means the world.
Do you have any advice for young women pursuing music?
Don't give up and be yourself. Everyday is something new to learn about music. Never stop wanting to learn about your craft. Research your favorite artists, learn about them and be open minded to new music.
For readers who have never heard your music, can you suggest one or two songs to start with?
Whiskey Break is my new single; the lyric video is available online- the music video will be available by the end of the month. "Thunder" will be my next single.
Where can fans access your music?
I post my tour on my website at kcjohns.rocks - also any new music that comes available.