Q: Please introduce yourself to the readers and how you first got into this field of work –and who were some of your influences growing up?
Hi! My name is Teddy Nall, and, I guess we could say I stumbled into the songwriting field, because, She Never Lost Her Smile is the first song I’ve actually copyrighted. But, it almost wrote itself, because, it’s about my daughter-in-law Julia Nall and her 14 year battle with cancer. She is currently fighting with leukemia, and has a tumor eating through her spine.
My influences range from Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, ELO, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Bill Gaither, and Andre Crouch.
Q: What kind of training have you had, if any?
Zero training. I sat in my bedroom at 17 years old, learned some guitar chords, and went from there.
Q: What has been your favourite project to work on so far?
My favorite project has been sitting around noodling on the guitar, actually. I recorded a somewhat high-energy instrumental, and use it for my phone ring tone.
Q: How did you get the gig?
I play in churches. I could expand, but, have yet to invest the time and money into it. Definitely a possibility in the future
Q: What sports do you enjoy watching?
I enjoy football, basketball and baseball. I used to wrestle professionally. With everything going on these days, I find myself watching less sports, in favor of food channels and NCIS reruns.
Q: What has been one of the biggest highlights/achievements of your career?
Oh, my! I guess traveling most of the US and living in Hawaii twice while wrestling could serve as achievements. I mean, having Andre the Giant, the Road Warriors, Jimmy Snuka, and many other wrestlers beat on me is “okay” if okay means getting your butt handed to you. Lol.
Q: If you had a chance to work alongside anybody who would that be?
To work alongside Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, The Eagles. Restless Heart, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill…. Yeah, that would be a fantastic start.
Q: What projects do you have coming up?
I’m experimenting with a few different songs, at the moment.
Q: Who is your inspiration?
All names I mentioned above would cover my inspiration(s).
Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week
I read so many articles, and books, it would be difficult to zero in on one thing, but, having two sons that are federal agents, it’s not very easy to turn my thoughts away from that.11) What are your favorite venues to perform in?
Q: Do you have any advice for young music makers like yourself?
My only advice, write about what’s real. I mean, She Never Lost Her Smile is real-life, real-world story. If you write what’s real, nobody can ever doubt you.