: Jeff Hightower
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Back to the nest...
From the dessert country side of southern New Mexico Jeremy Wayne Willey cuts an edgy country sound. The dessert has wielded him a soulful sound of country with a flavor of pop and rock. His passion for music developed from an early age with singing, songwriting, and guitar playing. His talent grew fast as he completed his first song, â€œDid I Take Your Love For Grantedâ€� at the age of 16. Now a father and husband, Jeremy has come a far way from the oil companies of New Mexico. Now calling Nashville home, the entire Willey family is ready for Jeremy to take his big step into the music industry. Participating in writersâ€™ nights and open mic nights across Nashville, showcasing songs written by himself and his wife Stacey, not only is Jeremy living his dream, he has managed to marry quality time with his family to the dreams and prayers of music. HM - What got you into music in the first place? JW - Well I would have to say it was a mixture of my dad and myself really. My dad had me singing something as far back as I can remember, but he never pushed me to do music. I just one day decided that this is what i want to do. HM - Who were your main influences that help develop the artist you are today? JW - God is the main influence in my life and developes me how he wants me. Garth Brooks and Ty England smashed guitars on stage when i was about 12 or 13 and that was huge influence! HA HM - What is your main goal in the music industry? JW - I am very competitive.. so i would have to say "to be one of the best". HM - What drives you to be the artist you are today? JW - Well as I said earlier being competitive drives me pretty hard. I also have a famliy and years of work invested into this that drives me on.. To achieve something that everyone says is nearly impossable also drives me on. HM - What sets you apart from other artist in the industry today? JW - I don't want to say anything bad about any other artist, but I would have to say I am very unique in my genre "country". I don't sound like anyone and when I write and produce my stuff I try to make it different sounding. Lyrics are hard to make different, cause everything has already been written. I just try to make it as different as I can. HM - Of all the things youâ€™ve done and seen, what is the most important lesson you take out of your experiences? JW - It has nothing to do with music, but it's so cool to know that no matter what bad things you've done in your life or how far in the hole you fall. If you turn your life over to God he'll pull you back out. So to answer the question prayer is my most important lesson. To pray always! HM - What is more important to you, the notoriety and accolades or the pride and passion of music? JW - I can't really say on this one, cause pride and passion is in every musician or else they wouldn't be very good and anyone who wouldn't want to be well known, liked "famous", is probably not telling the whole truth. So I would have to say all of the above on this one. HM - In your own words, define the perfect music/song to you. JW - Just 4 words on this one "I Hope You Dance" performed by Mrs. Womack. HM - Who have you worked with, or are looking forward to working with the most over the course of your career? JW - Man this oneâ€™s easy!! I want to write just one song with Garth Brooks, rope just one steer with George Strait, and party just one night with Kenny Chesney and Kid Rock.