Although she’s a ‘new’ artist, Cheyenne Goss has already been on quite the journey.
Her life growing up, her American Idol journey, relationships she’s had, the ups and downs life has handed her and every other little thing in between has shaped her into the artist and young woman she is today. I got the chance to sit down and talk with Cheyenne last week. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this girl not only has the talent but she’s got the personality and the heart that it takes to endure the road she’s chosen to fearlessly run full throttle.
Cheyenne has been singing as long as she can remember. At first, she noted that she didn’t really see the talent in herself the way everyone else said they did. However, after the consistent encouragement from others, she chose to see what she could do and really pursue music. She ended up competing in a nationwide singing competition (Kidd Kraddick In The Morning) which led her to the very popular competition our nation has grown to love called, American Idol.
Her American Idol journey brought Cheyenne so many life changing experiences. Some were more difficult to overcome than others, but what’s admirable about Cheyenne is how she never let anything pass by, good or bad, without taking away something from it. “American Idol was the best and worst experience of my life so far. Being on Idol taught me that no matter what challenges I face, I always have to stay true to who I am.” This show led Cheyenne to self-discovery that helped her realize who she is and who she wants to be.
During our talk, Cheyenne expressed how difficult moments were when she’d be faced with the difficult choice of reaching her career goal or remaining true to who she is. “I had to decide- Do I wear, sing, say, and act the way others want me to so that my dreams can come true now? Or do I stay true to who I am, my music, my style, my beliefs yet risk losing it all? At the end of the day, I had to choose to be Cheyenne and I don’t regret that choice one bit.”
Get to know Cheyenne a little more by continuing reading through our Q&A…
Who are your biggest musical influences?
“John Mayer is definitely my number one musical influence. He came into the business with music people had never heard before, and practically created his own genre. He speaks nothing but truth and does it in a way that doesn’t only captivate people’s ears, but their hearts. ”
What is one experience you are most thankful for thus far in your musical career and why?
What does your debut single “Done” mean to you?
What do you want fans to take away from the new single (“Done”)?
What is your number one goal? In life or in music?
“To me, they are two different things. In music – I want to be able to share my story with the world, give women more of a voice, and always stay true to who I am as an artist. In life – I want to be the best dang mom/wife in the history of ever.”
**Attention guys, pay extra attention to this next one.**
What qualities are most important to you in a guy?
“First off, HUMOR. I’m a big jokester. Secondly, HONESTY. The whole truth and nothing but the truth. Yes, even when it hurts. Third, he has to be a GENTLEMAN. He should be able to talk about his feelings when we need to hear them and open a door once in a while, kind of thing, you know?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
“I see myself on the road, singing some songs I wrote about a boy who changed my whole life, for the worse and for the better. I see myself doing a couple cool things that I can’t tell you about yet because then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore.”