Take notice Nashville! There's a fiery new artist in town, and her name is Daisy Mallory. Originally from Cave Creek, Arizona, Daisy took an interest in Belmont University in Nashville, and talked her family into taking her there for a visit. "I was shocked when I first came to Nashville" Daisy says with a smile. "I did not expect…if you walk into a cafe in Nashville and ask 'who in here writes songs?' – pretty much everyone raises their hand – including the waitresses and waiters!"
While in town, her mother heard about the Bluebird Cafe, and gave them a call. The result was that 15-year-old Daisy auditioned, and was selected to play on a Sunday Writer's Night. After such a positive experience in Tennessee, the family traveled back and forth to Nashville several times over the next two years. About a year ago, Daisy put her roots down there for good.
The highlight of her career thus far, she says, "…was when I was singing on stage with Kris Kristofferson, Reba McEntire and Jessi Colter. That was absolutely the greatest moment of my life! It was for Muhammad Ali's benefit of Celebrity Fight Night. We were singing "We Are The Champions" to Muhammad Ali himself – he was sitting right in front of the stage. I was walking up to the stage and Reba grabbed me by the hand and pulled me right beside her. I don't even think I even sang the song! I was, like…pretending, because I could not even breathe!"
Already, Daisy has her sights on making her mark as an artist in her own right. "I'd love to play the Grand Ol' Opry one day…that's one of my big goals" she states with confidence. And rather than trying to emulate other artists and styles, she is wise enough to declare: "My focus is on making music and having a good time!"
Some of her current albums are I'm Just Sayin' and Girl Time (watch the video track Don't Grow Up Too Fast at the top of this page).
Daisy spends time every week cultivating her art and artistry by writing songs, sometimes alone, and sometimes in writing sessions with other local artists. She can often be found performing in local venues, and a complete listing can be found on her website, at: http://DaisyMallory.com
Interview by John McDermott – Publisher – Music Scene Magazine