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David Hopper | 360˚ Sound - Part 8

Articles by David Hopper

Q&A: Country singer-songwriter Savanna Chestnut

September 10, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with up-and-coming country singer-songwriter Savanna Chestnut. The 25-year-old Kansas native released her second full-length album, Prairie Fire, in October of last year. Chestnut, who writes all of her own songs, was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards in 2017 and 2018. She began writing and […]

Author Ayanna Dozier on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope

September 6, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with writer, artist, lecturer and curator Ayanna Dozier about her new 33 1/3 book on Janet Jackson’s classic 1997 album The Velvet Rope, which spawned the hits “Together Again,” “I Get Lonely” and “Got ’til It’s Gone.” Dozier is a PhD candidate at McGill University in Montreal. Her dissertation, Mnemonic Aberrations, traces the […]

Q&A: Texas country singer Cory Morrow

August 29, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Texas country singer-songwriter Cory Morrow. A legend in the Lone Star State, Morrow has sold more than 200,000 records independently and placed nearly a dozen songs on the country charts. His biggest hit came in 2001, “Songs We Wish We’d Written,” recorded with friend and fellow Texas country star Pat Green. Since […]

Stockman of Boyz II Men Pt II: Chasing Hits

August 26, 2020 by

This is Part 2 of 360°Sound’s exclusive two-part interview with Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman. In the first part, Stockman talked about his new debut solo album, Foreword. In this part, Stockman reflects on BIIM’s biggest album, II, on its 26th anniversary. He talks about the music industry and how much it has changed since […]

Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman talks new solo album – Part 1

August 25, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with singer/songwriter/producer Shawn Stockman, best known as one third of the massively successful R&B vocal group Boyz II Men. BIIM topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart five times in the ‘90s with classic slow jams like “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” The group’s second album, II, released 26 years […]

Cover song expert Ray Padgett on new book ‘I’m Your Fan’

August 24, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Ray Padgett, an expert on cover songs and founder of the widely read blog Cover Me. Padgett has written about music for many publications, including The New Yorker, SPIN and Vice. He is the author of the book Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs Of All Time. This exclusive interview focuses […]

The Powell Brothers show how it’s done

August 20, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with Taylor and Blake Powell of the Texas country trio The Powell Brothers. In pre-pandemic times, The Powell Brothers were playing an average of 160 shows a year across 25 states. Some of their notable gigs of the recent past include performances at a World Series game at Minute Maid Park in […]

A Celebration of XTC’s Colin Moulding

August 17, 2020 by

Colin Moulding, ladies and gentleman! The extraordinary bassist and founding member of the inimitable English rock band XTC, of course. While Andy Partridge was XTC’s lead singer and primary songwriter, Moulding penned and sang his fair share of classic tunes, including some of the group’s biggest hits. Moulding, who wrote roughly a quarter of the […]

Q&A: Dominic Solis of garage-folk band Madisons

August 16, 2020 by

360°Sound conducted a socially distanced sit-down interview with Dominic Solis, lead singer and songwriter of the Austin-based eight-piece garage-folk band Madisons. In March, Madisons digitally released their fifth full-length studio album, Better Than I Deserve. Solis said a vinyl release is expected for this winter and a CD will come later. In this interview, Solis, […]

BrownMark Part 2 – The Revolution reunion, music industry & new music

August 13, 2020 by

This is part two of 360°Sound’s exclusive interview with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s backing band The Revolution from 1981 to 1986. Brown joined The Revolution when he was just 19 years old. In one of his very first gigs, he opened for the Rolling Stones in front of 90,000 people. While the […]