Singer-songwriter Montana Modderman is the country gal of your dreams.
She is sassy, genuine, and sings with a Taylor Swift-like attitude, taking her experiences and turning them into monumental ballads and upbeat tracks that overflow with infectious melodies and streamable lyrics—all while talking you and your friends out for a summer night like no other.
Modderman’s latest single “Mad About You” has garnered over 37,000 streams since its release on February 22, adding to her discography of hits like her debut single “Didn’t Mean To.”
In honor of Women’s History Month, Musical Notes Global is celebrating women in the music industry and, as part of our celebration, we got to know Modderman, who told us all about “Mad About You,” her inspirations for songwriting, and what Women’s History Month means to her. Check out the full questionnaire-style interview below!
For those of you who may not know me, Montana Modderman is human first; and then a songwriter, sister, daughter, and friend.
Here's the scoop on my single "Mad About You": “Mad About You” is the first single off of my upcoming 3 song EP. It’s a really fun song and I think it shows a different side of me as an artist. I tend to gravitate towards writing more mid-tempo/slow songs. This one is a bit more uptempo and groovy. I wrote it about that crazy kind of love. The kind that is not necessarily practical but very much worth it.
For me the song represents loving without fear of getting hurt.
I find my greatest inspiration in real life. I think I write my best songs when I’m honest with myself.
I'm currently working on releasing a 3 song EP and writing songs for an upcoming project.
One female artist who has influenced my work/sound is Taylor Swift because she’s an incredible writer and performer. Growing up listening to her songs and how real and vulnerable she got in her writing, I think allowed me to do the same.
The first album I bought was Faith Hill’s Fireflies. Till this day it is still one of my favorites.
My favorite song or album by a female artist is: Red by Taylor Swift for multiple reasons. For one, it contains “All Too Well” which is probably my favorite song that she Taylor and Liz Rose have ever written together. The album is full of genius lyrics. “These are the hands of fate, You're my Achilles heel” and “You call me up again just to break me like a promise” are just a couple examples of the brilliant writing that this album contains. Lastly, I really Taylor’s bravery as an artist. This album contains a few pop songs and up until this point in her career, it was mainly country and pop country music that she had been releasing. In order to grow as an artist, you have to experiment and try new things. It’s not always easy. Sometimes, it’s rather scarier. I commend her for this.
When I'm not singing you can find me traveling, writing poetry, reading, and going to the movies.
As a woman in the music industry, I feel it's important to be yourself. Respect yourself and also respect others.
Here's my advice to aspiring female singers and songwriters: Be brave. Don’t be afraid to try. You’re not going to be perfect all of the time. You are going to make mistakes and you’re going to learn from them. In the end, they will make you a better writer and artist.
Women's History Month means: Women’s History Month celebrates and remembers the women who have gone before us and the contributions women have made. I think that’s so important, especially for young girls. They need to see the value that women have brought to the table in whatever field it may be, STEM, Politics, Sports, Business, Art, etc. For me, it was encouraging to watch Taylor Swift, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, and more recently, Kelsea Ballerini, have success as songwriters. For a young girl who has an interest in engineering, learning about Margaret Hamilton could be extremely motivating. That’s why Women’s History Month is important.
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