Hey everyone! I just did my first interview for my blog! I got the amazing opportunity to interview with Caitie Hurst about her new song How Could I Be Silent! She was so fun to talk to and is a super cool person! (I may be a little biased...she likes The Greatest Showman as much as I do!) Anyway, Caitie is Christian singer and worship leader from Tennessee. While talking to her she said that she wrote the song with her mentor Haley and Haley's husband. Hurst stated that they all went into the writing session having fun and just having a blast making music. She said that she wasn't really sure if her label would like it because she thought it was kinda out there but she loved it! When asked what the song meant to her she said the following "I wanted to write this song where I was and where God has me now. This song means a lot because it celebrates that God has brought me out of my insecurities." When talking to Hurst, she told me that she did not want to share her faith in middle school because she wanted to fit in and it wasn't the cool thing to do. "If I really believe that God changed my life then I should share my faith with the world." She said that was part of where the line from the song came from which says "I don't care what anybody thinks about me." She said that the only opinion that matters is the Lord's, we don't need the approval of the rest of the world when we already have the Lord's and I 100 percent agree with her. Different parts of the song came from verses like Galations 1:10 (Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ) and Romans 1:16 (For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes; first to the Jew, then to the Gentile). After asking about How Could I be Silent, I asked about her career, she told me that she grew up loving music because her dad was in a christian band but when she got to middle school she became really shy and would only sing by herself. Then she talked abut high school "My mentor Haley, the one that helped me write this song, pulled me aside and told me she was going to give me guitar and voice lessons. I was really nervous and instead of singing when she asked I hummed awkwardly." She went through a little bit of college and then decided she wanted to be a worship leader or maybe an artist. Hurst prayed and prayed about what to do and she asked God one day what He wanted and the next day Centricity called and the rest is history. I can't wait to see the rest of her career unfold, it's already off to a great start! Check out the song and her incredible EP!
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.