Welcome Country Music Artist and Nashville Mom, Cyndi Thomson to The Nashville Mom today! I had the opportunity to chat with Cyndi about CMA Fest, the music industry and juggling a career and motherhood! Come on down to AJ’s Goodtime Bar on Saturday to meet this beautiful lady and hear her amazing voice!
It’s CMA Fest week, what is your favorite thing about this music festival?
CMA Fest is such an exciting time for country music. It’s such a beautiful collection of people from all over the world.
True fans, who love music, and the city of Nashville.
As an artist, it’s the perfect time to connect one on one with fans and share your music in the wonderful venues around town.
You have been a part of the music industry for a while, how have you seen the industry grow and what is the most exciting part of music now?
I’ve lived in Nashville for almost 20 years and so much has changed with the industry. Record deals are not always the best option, and many artists are opting to do things in an independent way. Some are making records on their own and sharing their music with fans on a more personal level. It’s kinda grassroots, and it works. Social media and internet have changed the game in a big way. It’s a new season and there are so many more opportunities to share music now.
Where can fans hear your music this week?
I am so excited to be apart of CMA Fest this year. I am playing June 9th at AJ’S (Alan Jackson’s) Goodtime Bar, on the 3rd floor.
The show starts at 4:30 and we will be doing a meet and greet after.
I am excited to be in a round with some amazing artists/songwriters.
When can fans expect to hear new music from you?
I’ve promised myself that 2018 is the year for releasing new music. It’s taken a bit longer than I have hoped, but timing is everything.
My prayer is that it all comes together very soon. Lots of things in the works.
I’m planning on playing out more too. I miss singing and I really miss connecting with the fans.
You’re a Nashville Mom, how do you juggle family time with business?
I love being a mom and music too. Juggling both has not been a big issue yet. I trust that when things start to get busy with music, it will all fall into place.
My kids are older now and that makes it much easier. I’m excited to take them on this journey with me. Looking forward to all that is ahead.
Please follow me on INSTAGRAM @cyndithomson to stay in the know!
*Read more about Cyndi and her music journey!*
Cyndi Thomson (born October 19, 1976) is an American country music artist. Thomson wrote songs with songwriter Tommy Lee James and in 2000, she signed with Capitol Records Nashville as a recording artist. She released her first album, My World, in 2001 and her debut single, “What I Really Meant to Say“, became a number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.
Thomson co-wrote eight of the eleven songs on her debut album My World, released on July 31, 2001. Co-produced by James and producer Paul Worley, it became the best-selling debut album by a female country singer since LeAnn Rimes‘ album Blue was released in 1996.
The album was certified gold, for selling more than 500,000 copies, by the Recording Industry Association of America ten months after the album’s release.
It also became the only debut single by a female country singer to spend more than one week at the top of the Radio & Records country chart.
Her next two singles, “I Always Liked That Best” and “I’m Gone”, both were prominent on the Billboard charts.
In late 2002, Thomson, in a letter written to her record label, fans and friends, announced that she was walking away from her recording career.
She did, however, contribute to the 2004 album Amazing Grace 3: A Country Salute to Gospel, on which she sang “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”.
She also sang “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” for the album Christmas Angels released by Capitol Nashville in 2005.
“Life Ain’t Always Beautiful“, co-written by Thomson, became a top five hit for Gary Allan.