Our new interview series will highlight the rising talent coming out of the country music genre and our first artist is Georgia Webster.
Growing up in western Massachusetts, Webster tells us that her town is very small and she grew up in the middle of the woods. She started writing songs at a young age, particularly laughing as she tells us about the first song she wrote: “When I was in 4th grade, I had to do a project for school, it was a president project and I was assigned Ulysse S Grant,” she explains. “They told me I could do anything creative, and since I had just started teaching myself guitar, I wrote a song about Ulysse S. Grant to the tune of “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry.”
Looking back, she recalls her very first introduction to music was a CD that her parents brought back with them from a trip to Africa before she was born. This album of Zimbambwee lullabies was the soundtrack to her bedtime routine as a toddler and she can vividly remember loving the music. As far as other influences, her mother loved Keane and Eva Cassidy, and her father played guitar was a huge fan of Grateful Dead. As she grew up and her tastes evolved, she turned to artists like Avril Lavigne, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, and of course, Taylor Swift, relating to her honest songwriting. Webster also found that modern country music, like Sam Hunt, was something she could relate to and started listening to country radio.
Now, a senior in high school, Webster is balancing her final year of school with viral stardom. This past July she posted a video of herself singing an original song on TikTok called “Tell Your Mom” which quickly garnered millions of views. The bubbly teen is completely relatable to a younger fan base and showcases her genuine personality with exceptional raw talent. Most recently, her teaser video of a new song called “Push & Pull” amassed 9.6 million views. She had the opportunity to work with Paul DiGiovanni, a popular producer in Nashville to bring both “Tell Your Mom” and “Push & Pull” to professional life. “He is awesome, I was so scared because I had already been through a couple of producers before I met him and I was just trying to find the perfect fit, I had never heard any of my songs turn into real songs, and right off the bat, he had already had an idea for “Tell Your Mom” and once I got in the room with him, it came together so well. It sounded exactly how it sounded in my head,” she tells us. “Producing my songs is the coolest thing I have ever done, I have so many songs that I have written, and I didn’t know what to do with them but now I just want to focus on recording more and getting the songs out and seeing how people like them.”
Looking ahead, Webster is excited to finish high school and make the immediate move to Music City. Late last month she signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville and River House Artists and she plans on releasing a project in late Spring that will feature two of her favorite songs that she has ever written. Keep up with Georgia Webster by following her on Instagram and TikTok.
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