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Dec 25, 2020

It’s Christmas and greetings of Merry Christmas to everyone!  

Today, it’s a pleasure to have one of the most hardworking talented young ladies. She is a great songwriter and has an incredible voice, she was also a CMA winner a couple of years back! She's done it all and continues to have an unbelievable work ethic and motivation to keep creating, performing, and playing. A female country singer-songwriter, Susan Hickman all the way from Houston, Texas!  

Susan has a tremendous desire, determination, talent, and work ethic all combined. She's been just playing forever to the point where she really did some physical damage to herself from overdoing it on stage. We’ll get to know the story behind this as she shared it with us today.  

Get to know about Susan, her music, her sound, and her influences – and of course, we get to listen to her great songs!  

Susan Hickman as a singer-songwriter  

Susan loved music ever since she was a kid. She knew she was meant to do this. She started writing songs at the age of 5 or 6 years old as an entertainer to her younger sister. She grew up with parents who loved music as well. She shared with us the kind of music she listened to and what inspired her to craft her sound. 

She does songwriting session’s and she loves to co-write! She even did a mentoring program with a lot of young singer-songwriters. Her talent and passion are really overflowing. We’ll get to listen to her great skills through the songs we have featured today and the back story of how it came to life.  

More about Susan Hickman  

Visit susanhickman.com, all her social media sites and periodically she sends an email list of her tour dates! All the links for her social media are also listed below. Check them out! 

 Also, take a look at her latest music video release “Rewind”.  

Quotes

34:52 

So, whenever I decided to do music as a career. I felt like, I don't want to be pigeonholed. I just want to have my own sound and if I have influences from something soulful or something more rocking or something that's even a little Poppy, that's okay.  

44:02 

But sometimes just little things here and there. It makes such a huge difference. And that's why I just love co-writing because sometimes you just need to get out of your own way and get out of your own headspace.  

45:36: 

And as far back as I can remember, music was such a huge deal for me. I mean, I just thought I was always meant to do that.  

55:58 

I wish I just had a rewind button to where I could rewind and figure out how I can reformat my day, more efficiently.  

Timestamps  

02:10 Introducing Susan Hickman 

06:30 Listen to “Moth to a flame” by Susan Hickman 

10:55 Susan shares the recording process and the people he worked with her track “Moth to a flame” 

16:13 Susan tells the story of the surgery she went through 

22:04 Listen to “Hesitation” by Susan Hickman 

26:02 A little background on her song “Hesitation” 

30:05 Susan’s affiliation to Nashville 

33:51 The kind of music Susan does 

36:43 Listen to “Save Me” by Susan Hickman 

40:54 The story behind “Save me” 

44:15 When did Susan recognize her ability with songwriting? 

45:52 Susan’s influences to craft her sound 

50:12 Listen to “Rewind” by Susan Hickman 

53:32 A little back story on “Rewind” 

1:00:30 Best place to connect with Susan 

1:01:20 Last words of wisdom and wishes to the audience 

1:02:38 Listen to “Connected” by James Kevin O’Connor  

Spotify Playlist  

Click the link below and check out the Spotify playlist “Rising dHarmic Stars”  

Featuring amazing and talented artists who have been a guest on this show! 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4  

Special links and Mentions 

Stormy Cooper
Motown
Poppy
Pete Townshend
LeAnn Rimes
Dolly Parton
Vince Gill
Garth Brooks
Stevie Nicks
Linda Ronstadt
Don Henley  

Connect with Susan Hickman  

Website:https://www.susanhickman.com/ 

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/susanhickmanmusic 

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/susanhickmanmusic/ 

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SusanLynnetteHickman/ 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/susanhickman 

Snapchat:SusanHickman1 

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ZS0CtuGcK8LdoxORVMf6u 

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Susan-Hickman/dp/B001VG48RS?pldnSite=1 

Apple Music:https://music.apple.com/us/artist/susan-hickman/86311049