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 SEGMENT

Country Music Explosion:Did you live in a small town or big city?

Naomi Bristow:I live in a small town
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Country Music Explosion:Did you attend church?

Naomi Bristow:Yes I do attend church
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Country Music Explosion:Do you have any brothers or sisters,?if so,Are you the oldest?middle?youngest child?

Naomi Bristow:I have two brothers, one younger and one older, and an older sister.
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Country Music Explosion:Did you finish school?

Naomi Bristow:I am currently in collge
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Country Music Explosion:What were your fondest memories in school?

Naomi Bristow:Spending time with my friends
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Country Music Explosion:What did you like to do growing up?

Naomi Bristow:I love horseback riding
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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?

Naomi Bristow:I am still in contact with some friends, we like to listen to music
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Country Music Explosion:What kind of hobbies did you have growing up and have right now?

Naomi Bristow:I enjoy horseback riding, singing and playing guitar, and also trail riding.
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Country Music Explosion:What would you consider to be the greatest moment in your life?

Naomi Bristow:Recording with Vince Gill was an amazing moment in my life
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Country Music Explosion:What kind of music do you listen to today?

Naomi Bristow: I listen to a wide variety of music, country of course being my favourite.
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Country Music Explosion:What embarrassing songs might we find on your MP3 player?

Naomi Bristow:Justin Bieber
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Country Music Explosion:Where would you most like to perform?

Naomi Bristow:Grand Ole Opry
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Country Music Explosion:Who would you most like to open for?

Naomi Bristow:Reba McEntire or Dolly Parton
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Country Music Explosion:If you weren't singing, what would you be doing?

Naomi Bristow:Wishing I was singing
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Country Music Explosion:If you could dabble in another genre of music, what would it be?

Naomi Bristow:I sing mostly traditional country but for my friends and at school I sing new country.
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Country Music Explosion:What genre of music can't you stand to listen to?

Naomi Bristow:Screamo is about the only genre of music I won’t listen to.
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Country Music Explosion:What hidden talents do you have?

Naomi Bristow:I yodel
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MUSIC Q&A SEGMENT

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 ?

Naomi Bristow:I was 6 years old when I began singing in festivals, fall fairs and competitions. My family was involved in the rodeo circuit so I had always loved country music
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Country Music Explosion:Tell us a bit 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?

Naomi Bristow:I have a great bunch of songs that I like to perform and I usually try and learn new material every so often.
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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?

Naomi Bristow:Music plays such an important impact on our lives and I don’t think I could possibly live without it. It helps with emotions, feelings and brings people together in incredible ways.
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Country Music Explosion:Which instruments do you play?

Naomi Bristow:I mostly play the guitar but also can play a bit of the piano, banjo, dobro, fiddle and mandolin.
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Country Music Explosion:What was the first tune(s) you learned?

Naomi Bristow:I believe the first songs I ever learned were In the Garden and Daddy’s Hands by Holly Dunn.
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Country Music Explosion:Is your family musical?

Naomi Bristow:I remember my dad used to play and sing a bit back in the day, and also my older brother was in a ACDC tribute band a few years back.
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Country Music Explosion:Describe your family member's musical interests and abilities.

Naomi Bristow:My family is talented in each of our own unique ways so I am the only one who stuck with music.
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Country Music Explosion:Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

Naomi Bristow:I admire Michael Jackson and Garth Brooks because I believe both of them are/were such incredible entertainers and they both have amazing songs that I’ll never stop listening to.
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Country Music Explosion:Which famous musicians have you learned from?

Naomi Bristow:I have met several artists along my travels and each one has given me incredible advice that I will always remember and keep with me.
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Country Music Explosion:What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?

Naomi Bristow:I have enjoyed travelling all over North America performing on many different stages, opening for several artists and meeting such great people. Every show has its own memories to go along with it.
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Country Music Explosion:Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

Naomi Bristow:I enjoy listening to older music from Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley.
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Country Music Explosion:Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? ?

Naomi Bristow:My top five artists would be Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard.
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Country Music Explosion:Have you been in competitions? Any prizes?

Naomi Bristow:I competed for the first 4/5 years of my singing career. I have brought home with me a handful of awards that I am pretty proud of including, Youth Yodeler of the Year, Traditional Country Rising Star, Best Traditional Country Album of the Year etc.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV.online?

Naomi Bristow:I have been performing since I was 6 years old at festivals, jamborees, concerts, several TV and radio shows.
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Country Music Explosion:What do you think about when your preforming?

Naomi Bristow:I think about putting on an amazing performance and hoping the crowd is enjoying the show
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Country Music Explosion:How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Naomi Bristow:I always make a joke of it and continue on with what I’m doing. I find most of the time the only person that will notice is my mother
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Country Music Explosion:Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

Naomi Bristow:I always get nervous before I perform but I think in a way it’s a good thing because it builds up some adrenaline.
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Country Music Explosion:What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?

Naomi Bristow:I was always told not to change who I was for anybody, and to continue doing what I loved.
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Country Music Explosion:Do you attend sessions? What makes a good session?

Naomi Bristow:Lots of fun and hard work
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Country Music Explosion:How often and for how long do you practice?

Naomi Bristow:I try and practice as much as I can!
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Country Music Explosion:What do you practice - exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?

Naomi Bristow:I always like to work on new material and work on any instruments.
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Country Music Explosion:How do you balance your music with other obligations - friends,family, job?

Naomi Bristow:I enjoy going to school and I love my family and friends so I’ve always been able to balance it all and make it work.
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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?

Naomi Bristow:I am currently not signed to a label. I love what I do now and if that opportunity ever came about it would be an exciting new venture.
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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?

Naomi Bristow:I released two new albums this past year, and am working on material for a new one to start recording in the next little bit.
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Country Music Explosion:Where can your music be purchased?

Naomi Bristow:My website www.NaomiBristow.com has the information on how to purchase CD’s and merchandise
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Country Music Explosion:Have you released any albums,cd's..if so can you tell us about them and the process you did to complete it(length of time,favorite song)?

Naomi Bristow:I have released 10 CD’s in the past 9 years. The most recent 6 I recorded in Nashville with awesome musicians. Along with country I have made a gospel album, 2 yodeling albums and a Christmas album (which is my favourite).
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Country Music Explosion:What else can we expect from you in the future?

Naomi Bristow:I am going to keep on keeping on and see wherever God takes me.
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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?

Naomi Bristow:I can be found on facebook at the following

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naomibristow29

https://www.facebook.com/naomibristowmusic/
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Country Music Explosion:Are you currently doing gigs?if so where?

Naomi Bristow:I perform almost every weekend. My shows can be found on my schedule on my website.
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Country Music Explosion:Where would you most like to perform?

Naomi Bristow:I would love to perform on the Grand Ole Opry
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Country Music Explosion:Who would you most like to open for?

Naomi Bristow:I would love to open for Dolly Parton or Loretta Lynn
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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?

Naomi Bristow:I haven’t recorded anything I have written but I was very proud of my Christmas CD. It has a great collection of songs that really demonstrate my vocal ability. Its my favourite record I’ve made.
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Country Music Explosion:What age group is your music aimed towards?

Naomi Bristow:I sing traditional country music and yodel so I find I reach an older audience usually and some younger people who take an interest on classic music.
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Country Music Explosion:What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences? Traditional country.

Naomi Bristow:Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline
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Country Music Explosion:What image do you think your music conveys?

Naomi Bristow:I like fun music that my typical crowd can relate to and put themselves in the song.
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Country Music Explosion:Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?

Naomi Bristow:I like doing outdoor concerts because they’re a lot of fun but my favourite is to perform in a theatre venue where the show is intimate and the crowd hangs on to every word.
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This Concludes the interview,We hope you enjoyed it.