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What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

I grew up as a pastor’s daughter singing in church. I started performing when I was four years old. I would beg my parents to let me on stage. As I grew up my love for music never stopped.. When I graduated I had no idea what I was doing. I took a job with Samsung and was traveling to all of the biggest music festivals in the country. I thought to myself what the hell am I doing. I don’t want to be here, I want to be there. I left my job and knew I needed to dig into my passions. The rest is history. 

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

I’m Heidi Pack I’m from Duluth Mn. I’ve been doing this music thing for about 5 years now. I now live in Wisconsin on a huge farm, with a bunch of cows, two dogs, and Wisconsin’s hottest farmer. In 2016 I started a band and gained some local popularity. I would travel all over the midwest playing for anyone that would hear me. Since I’ve been able to share the stage with some amazing artists like Alabama, Travis Tritt, Gary Allan, and many more. 

What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?

Have you tried out for American idol or the voice?

We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with America and the UK, good idea? 

Of course, I think you can find so much inspiration from other types of music. I know that this industry likes for you to stay in one lane, But some of my favorite artists are those who try new things. Why limit yourself to one genre, or a specific country, when you have access to the world’s talent?!

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? 

Oh yes…. Too many things to name. Some I probably shouldn’t for the better of my career.. Hahaha no.. but I am a big documentary girl! I love the thrill of a conspiracy, Ill watch things I don’t even necessarily agree on just to see if learning more about it will change my mind. 

Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?

Yes but nothing I’m willing to admit! lol

What useless party trick do you have?

Oh god haha… hmmm, probably this jump that I do into the splits. I never knew why I did it all the time until I was at my cousin’s wedding. In the middle of the crowd I look down and my grandmother is in a full split waving her arms in the air. Then I understood it was genetic and I’m okay with it now. Haha 

What’s the best time you have had on stage?

Probably playing my first writers’ round in Nashville. All of my family and friends were there and it was such a magical moment for me. I had dreamt of playing there my entire life. To be surrounded by the people that mean the most to me meant everything. 

What was the worst experience on stage? 

I did the one thing everyone in this industry tells you not to do. Which is don’t date someone in the band. I did and when we broke up we continued playing on stage together for almost half a year. He started dating someone and rightfully so he wanted to bring her to shows. I had spent almost 3 years with this person and I had to watch him fall in love with someone else in front of my eyes. I had never felt that kind of pain before and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Luckily it all worked out and i’m so happy with how my journey continued. BUT DAMN that sucked!

Tell us something about what you think people would be surprised about. 

I struggle with Anxiety, and PTSD on top of having ADHD, so my brain never stops! Being on stage is my favorite, but big crowds, loud noises, and tight spaces make me very anxious.

If you had to describe your band/music to an alien how would you describe it? 

I can’t think of anything to say but “Out of this world”…… because that’s 100% what the answer should be ALWAYS.

What makes you stand out as an artist?

I’ve been extremely lucky to have an amazing fan base in my hometown. Through that process, I was able to grow a real and organic following. I hit the road before I ever even thought about recording my first album. So the relationship I have with my “fans” which I hate saying.. Because that sounds so weird to me… But I really feel like I have a personal relationship with a lot of them. When I first started out I had no money so I was staying at bar owners’ houses to afford to play there. I had to borrow a venue owner’s van once to get home. I play for graduations, weddings, and garage parties literally anywhere that would have me! Because of this, I was able to build real relationships and I think that’s a big reason that people have continued to follow my music over the years. It’s REALLY special. 

Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?

I had a male radio host, I won’t say where. But he had asked if we could do an interview. We started chatting more and he wanted me to send over my single to be played.

My first single is a hot one, But no hotter than the songs that men in country radio write about. He told me ”I’d need to send him a different option. Though this song is destined to be a hit I don’t think it would be okay to play on the radio.” When I wrote Cowgirl I wrote it for this exact reason. There is so many songs on MAJOR radio stations that talk about how “She cranks my tractor”, “she thinks my tractors sexy.” “take you for a ride we can go slow or make it go faster” Like why are these songs ok for radio but as soon as I write a song with the same tone it’s not appropriate? Seems like a double standard to me, and in 2022 that pisses me off. 

What’s your favorite song to play live and why? 

Cowgirl, I love hearing the reaction of the crowd afterward. Both women and men enjoy it and I think it’s pretty cool that I was able to capture both audiences with such a spicy song. 

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it? 

Yes, my next single is coming out on September 23rd. This song is written by Jack Williams, Kelleigh Bannen, and Troy Johnson. When I first heard it I knew I wanted to cut it. I had no idea who the writers were at the time, but when I found out I was blown away. I also have 4 other songs I’ll be releasing later this year. The titles of those tracks are Wake up, It must be you If you were mine, and Craving you. 

Talk me through the thought process of the ep.

I worked with the talented Eldon Huff, and Matt McQueen on this EP. The musicians, Writers, and production team were some of the most talented people I’ve ever met. We took each song, dissected it, and brought it to life. It was such an incredible experience to be a part of. 

What are your plans for the year ahead? 

I’ll be releasing 4 more songs and touring to promote them. I plan to get back into the studio late this year to start working on my second project. I have some songs burning holes in my pocket.