We had the good fortune of connecting with Thomas Fountain and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Thomas, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Being yourself. Trusting yourself and your creativeness. If you’re deviating from that your lying to yourself and your audience will see that. Only you know your full creativity and when you show it audiences will appreciate it more.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I first set out to venture as a solo artist, it came as a result of a very hard time personally in my life. I had something to say, so I decided to say it. I started recording songs I had written and believed in those words. Putting them out to the world made me scared and vulnerable. However, I knew they may impact others lives. There’s no greater feeling for me than that. The road has been extremely tough and I’ve learned so much along the way. The industry is constantly changing and it’s a challenge to try and keep up. Artists can’t really just be artists any more. They are forced to be business men and women as well. Another important thing I’ve learned is to just be me. Trust my creative process and what was given to me. It’s there for a reason. My reason is to give it back to someone it can impact.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m from the mountains of North Georgia and it will always be home. If I wanted to show someone the area that’s where I would take them. It’s beautiful and has some great eateries and breweries with a lot of culture
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As you get deeper in the music industry your circle of trust seems to get smaller. I have a few people that have believed, supported, and pushes me from the very beginning. It is a grueling industry and without them I wouldn’t have made it this far
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