Earlier today I had the chance to chat with country singer Paul Nash.
If you checked out CML earlier you may have read the review of Paul’s latest album, Crossing That Line. The title track is going to be the first single released. The song is already getting radio play all over the world even in places like Europe and the South Pacific.
You can check out the album at Paul’s site: PaulNash.ca
The album is full of great country songs. Paul’s a bit of a throwback to the old school country. There is plenty of harmonica and steel pedal guitar on the record. Paul was able to bring in some real ace players for the songs and it shows.
You’ll also be sure to love Paul’s vocals. He’s a one of a kind artist and one to watch as this record starts catching on.
Interview with Paul Nash
I got the chance to record the record at the Cash Cabin. John Carter Cash was executive producer on the record. It was a really cool experience. There were some great players on the record including guys from Wynonna’s band and Marty Stuart’s band.
At one point I even realized I was sitting in an old chair where Johnny himself had sat. The armrest was wobbly and it was pretty neat to sit there and think about the great man that had created music and inspired so many.
Music was always a part of my life. I grew up with a mother that played the organ in church. I guess I took to different instruments and singing at a young age. I can remember my relatives always encouraging me to sing when the family was around. They always got me to be the little entertainer. It was fun and I guess my love for music started way back then.
A couple of the songs on the record were written by a good friend. I was able to have a hand in writing Say You’ll Stay. The songs are all favorites. Long Black Limo was an old Elvis track. It was cool to get that one on there and people seem to really like it.
Weight training is a big thing for me. I have competed in two Strongest Man competitions. It’s pretty intense. People work their bodies hard. Even today I can go into a gym and lift twice as much as some of the other big guys. They don’t know quite what to make of it. It’s fun, though. And I definitely think working out, the cardio part of it helps with singing. You gotta stay in shape, man. I have lifted over 900lbs with the squat and over 500 with the bench.
Martial arts is something else I enjoy. I’ve trained in various aspects with some really talented guys. It’s impressive to watch what they can do.
Hobbies include sky diving. I also like riding motorcycles.
I drive a Dodge Ram 1500. You gotta have a truck.
I have two pets. Both are dogs. A big Italian Mastiff and a Rotweiler.
I’m married with four kids in total. It’s great.
I enjoy sports. Football, rugby, and I do like watching PBR. We don’t always get it up in Canada on TV, but when it’s on I usually try to watch.
I am on Twitter (@PaulNashMusic). Check it out. Frequent updates.
We just wrapped on the video for Crossing That Line. Stay tuned. And we’ll be getting some tour dates together for 2012. It’s going to be a lot of fun. There are fans writing in from all over. I don’t know if we can play everywhere, but we’re going to try.