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Country Music Explosion:Thanks for doing this interview,Let's first start off by giving us a little background of your life,then we can proceed to the rest of the interview
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BACKGROUND Q&A
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Country Music Explosion:Did you live in a small town or big city?

Dalton Black:Small town of Seymour, Tn it is in between Sevierville and Knoxville
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Country Music Explosion:Did you attend church? Yes
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Country Music Explosion:Do you have any brothers or sisters,?if so,Are you the oldest?middle?youngest child?

Dalton Black:Yes! 1 brother he is 11 I was in the room when he was born and named him Kaiden
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Country Music Explosion:Where did you and your friends like to hang out the most on weekends>

Dalton Black:Friends houses, bonfires and the lake
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Country Music Explosion:Did you finish school?

Dalton Black:Yes class of 2013
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Country Music Explosion:What were your fondest memories in school?

Dalton Black:Friends and no worries
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Country Music Explosion: When it comes to friends at school,Do you still stay in contact with them?what kind of things did you all like to do together?

Dalton Black:Yes my best friend in high school was the best man in my wedding.
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Country Music Explosion:What's the hardest thing you have learned in life?

Dalton Black:You can never go back and change the past
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Country Music Explosion:What is your favorite food?

Dalton Black:Chicken
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Country Music Explosion:What is your favorite drink?

Dalton Black:Dr Pepper!
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Country Music Explosion:What is your favorite season of the year?

Dalton Black:Christmas
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Country Music Explosion:What is one moment in your life that you will never forget?

Dalton Black:My wedding day.
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Country Music Explosion:If you were able to have a super power,which would you rather have?

Dalton Black:Invisible
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Country Music Explosion:If your allowed to drink alcohol,which is your favorite?

Dalton Black:I don't drink.
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Country Music Explosion:Is there anything you cant live without?

Dalton Black:My phone
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Country Music Explosion:Do you have any animals?if so what kind?

Dalton Black:Two Cats Abee and Carter!
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Country Music Explosion:What else can we expect from you in the future?

Dalton Black:A relentless pursuit of achieving my dreams
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Country Music Explosion:What did you like to do growing up?

Dalton Black:Sports Basketball, football, baseball and skateboarding
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Country Music Explosion:What kind of hobbies did you have growing up and have right now?

Dalton Black:Video games and playing with friends now all I do is work, play music and spend as much time as I can with my wife.
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Country Music Explosion:What is your biggest goal in life? Name three of your biggest weaknesses.

Dalton Black:Be a good husband, friend and man.
3 biggest weakness: Food, spending money, running up data
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Country Music Explosion:What hidden talents do you have?

Dalton Black:I can dance, was on competitive team
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Country Music Explosion:When & where were you born?Did you grow up to adulthood there?

Dalton Black:1994 in Knoxville, Tennessee And born and raised.
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Country Music Explosion:What was a typical weekend like growing up?

Dalton Black: Family, friends and sporting events
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Country Music Explosion:Do you and/or band have social media accounts where fans can reach out to you?if so,what is the URL for them?

Dalton Black:I can be found at the following

Facebook: Facebook.com/undertheblackhat

Twitter: @undertheblkhat

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3u89IWQQIn9qzJo5uasgjQ

Instagram: @undertheblackhat
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Music Q&A

Country Music Explosion:What role did your parents play in your Music Career?

Dalton Black:My biggest fans they are huge supporters.
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Country Music Explosion:What did your parents and friends say when you told them you wanted to be a singer?

Dalton Black:They will be there every step along the way.
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Country Music Explosion:Some Artist sing part time,like a hobby,are you making this a Career or Hobby?

Dalton Black:Hopefully a career.
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Country Music Explosion:What's your most favorite thing about singing?

Dalton Black:It's my heart and song to a melody
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Country Music Explosion:What's the first concert you attended?

Dalton Black:Kenny Cheney
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Country Music Explosion:What genre of music can't you stand to listen to?

Dalton Black:Screaming
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Country Music Explosion:If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?

Dalton Black:Pop
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Country Music Explosion:What kind of music do you listen to today?

Dalton Black:Country
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Country Music Explosion:What embarrassing songs might we find on your MP3 player?

Dalton Black:Fight song by Rachael Platten
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Country Music Explosion:When it comes to your music,Do you have one that You're most proud of?If so what is the name of it?

Dalton Black:All the love songs to my wife and the songs I wrote about family
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Country Music Explosion:Can you tell us if there is a story behind the song?

Dalton Black:My wife is my biggest inspiration
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Country Music Explosion:What message are you trying to send with your music?

Dalton Black:Trying to keep Waylon,Willie,Cash and Conway twittys legacy alive and have real feelings and emotions in songs
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Country Music Explosion:What age group is your music aimed towards?

Dalton Black:All ages
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Country Music Explosion:What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Dalton Black:Country/Americana biggest influence is Waylon Jennings
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Country Music Explosion:What are your songs about?(What specific themes do they cover?)

Dalton Black:my wife, family and life goals and struggles
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Country Music Explosion:What image do you think your music conveys?

Dalton Black:Passion
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Country Music Explosion:How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a singer?At the time did you know what Genre you wanted to sing ?

Dalton Black:20 and always country
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Country Music Explosion:Music-sharing sites and blogs as well as a flood of releases in general are presenting both listeners and artists with challenging questions. What's your view on the value of music today?

Dalton Black:I'm an old soul
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Country Music Explosion:Which instruments do you play?

Dalton Black:Guitar
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Country Music Explosion:What was the first tune(s) you learned?

Dalton Black:Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys-Waylon and Willie
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Country Music Explosion:Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

Dalton Black:Waylon and Johnny Cash cause they lived what they sang about and always blazed their own trail
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Country Music Explosion:Who are your favorite musicians? Groups?

Dalton Black:Luke Combs,Eric Church,Chris Stapleton and Cody Jinks
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Country Music Explosion:How often and for how long do you practice?

Dalton Black:Any time opportunity presents itself always trying to be better
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Country Music Explosion:What do you practice - exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?

Dalton Black:Free Bird..Rocky Top.
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Country Music Explosion:How do you balance your music with other obligations - friends,family, job?

Dalton Black:At first I really let it consume me I am getting better and have my priorities in order it's a big part of my life but it has its place
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Country Music Explosion:Are you currently looking to be signed to a label?If your signed,can you give us a little insight on how you see the way things are done?is it like a big family?

Dalton Black:Always trying to be the best musician I can be and it is my goal to make it my job
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Country Music Explosion:Do you have any new releases coming out soon?if so,what is the name of the song,Album and is it available now for pre-order?

Dalton Black:Deciding on which song to release I have it narrowed down right now
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Country Music Explosion:Where can your music be purchased?

Dalton Black:iTunes Apple Music Google play Spotify
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Songwriting Q&A

Country Music Explosion:Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

Dalton Black:I write my songs
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Country Music Explosion:Is there a certain time you set or a certain place to write songs?

Dalton Black:Usually in the car is where all my writing gets done.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you find song writing to be difficult and need some sort of help or do they come to you very easy?

Dalton Black:It depends sometimes easy sometimes is a long process
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Country Music Explosion:When it comes to writing your songs..Do the songs just come to you,then you write them or Do you have to meet with a publisher and/or other songwriters?

Dalton Black:I write them
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Country Music Explosion:How would you describe and rate the music scene of the city/state you are currently living in and how important is it in terms of what you're actually writing about?

Dalton Black:East Tennessee has a great music scene!
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Country Music Explosion:What are your main impulses to write music?

Dalton Black:My thoughts feelings emotions on display.
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Country Music Explosion:When it comes to song writing, what are your criteria for quality? What are currently your main challenges and ambitions as a writer?

Dalton Black:To have depth, continue towrite songs with real meaning
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Country Music Explosion:What do you usually start with when working on a new Music?

Dalton Black:Lyrics first
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Country Music Explosion:Tell us about the selection process for deciding on what to write about,please.What sources will you draw from for research purposes and how much time goes into research,information gathering and fact-checking in general?

Dalton Black:I write about my life so I know the facts and info already.
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Country Music Explosion:How do you see the role of a song writer in the creative process? Should it amplify public taste, distinguish the good from the bad,inform,promote artists,or, “illuminate,educate and entertain”fans?Do you feel that,as part of your work,music needs to be explained or should it retain its “inexplicable nature”?

Dalton Black:It should be Real so whatever that in tells and the songwriter is the true creator
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Country Music Explosion:When and why did you start writing songs?

Dalton Black:To have a creative outlet and put my feelings in melody
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Touring,Concert,Performing Q&A

Country Music Explosion:Have you been on tour?If so,what's the longest tour you have been involved in?

Dalton Black:I'm ready when that time comes I play local shows right now
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Country Music Explosion:Where would you most like to perform?

Dalton Black:Anywhere in front of family and friends
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Country Music Explosion:Who would you most like to open for?

Dalton Black:Eric Church
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Country Music Explosion:Are you currently doing gigs?if so where?

Dalton Black:East Tennessee
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Country Music Explosion:Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?

Dalton Black:All over East Tennessee and favorite is Open Chord Knoxville, Tennessee
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Country Music Explosion:Tell us about the selection process you go through when doing a gig?or in the studio?How do you decide which song to perform or record first?

Dalton Black:I choose the songs the type of vibe and energy I'm in
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Country Music Explosion:Have you been in competitions?

Dalton Black:Yes quite a few
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Country Music Explosion:Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV.online?

Dalton Black:Yes I play in bars and coffeeshops all over East TN and I have 2 songs currently on internet Radio stations
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Country Music Explosion:What do you think about when your preforming?

Dalton Black:Being comfortable and presenting my songs in the best possible way
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Country Music Explosion:How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Dalton Black:Go with the flow
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Country Music Explosion:Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

Dalton Black:Nope just anxious
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Country Music Explosion:What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?

Dalton Black:Act like you are in your living room
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This Concludes the interview,We hope you enjoyed it.