Payton Rae

Everything about Payton Rae has “star quality,” written all over her. It was great to get to interview in our February issue! She is one awesome girl! Check out her interview below!



  • Being a young country singer, do you get compared to Taylor Swift often? If yes, how do you feel about it?
I think being compared to such a talented artist is an honor. Taylor Swift has set a high bar for country music and she truly loves what she does. It’s so inspiring. 
  • We know you’ve been singing for quite some time! Tell us if you can remember what you were feeling when you sang the national anthem for thousands of people at the Houston Comets Basketball game?
Looking back at that night, I remember bits and pieces of it. I remember how loud the crowd was when I got to the part in the song “and the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air”. It was like a roar of cheering that I’ve never experienced before. It was the most amazing feeling.
  • You have an awesome fan base, great music out and have toured many places! What’s the next step for Payton Rae?
Right now we are working on getting back into the studio to record new music. I’m so excited about this next project because I got the privilege to write with some very talented songwriters such as Liz Rose, Odie Blackmon and Kenny Greenberg, just to name a few. 
  • What motivates you to write songs? And what has been your favorite song you’ve written and why?
Being a teenager, my past and recent relationships have a very strong effect on my songwriting. When I go into a writing session, I write from my heart and that’s what makes it so special. Also being able to co-write with other writers is amazing because sometimes they are able to say things that I wanna say – but in a way I would have never thought to phrase it. My favorite song I have written so far is a new one, a ballad, that has not yet been released. This song paints a picture and is so extremely relate-able. When I sing it, I can’t help but close my eyes and imagine the real life experience being played over and over again in my head. 
  • Top 3 Things You’re Doing When Not Working on Music?
1. Being outdoors and staying active
2. Have sleepovers with friends 
3. Go to the beach 
Questions From Your Fans!
  • Do you any big touring plans this year?
As of now, I am doing a few shows here and there but not an official tour set in stone yet. 
  • What advice can you give your fans about writing their own music?
What makes writing so special is being able to put your feelings out there in a way that you usually wouldn’t be able to. When you write from your heart, that song will have such a big impact on you and others. When you do just that, people can really feel the emotion throughout the song.
  • One of your most embarrassing moments?
I love this question. My most embarrassing moment was when I was on a first date. We went bowling and I was going up to bowl and as I was about to roll the ball down the lane, my fingers got stuck in it.The guy couldn’t get it off so I had to ask a worker. It was so embarrassing.
  • What advice can you offer to up and coming artists today wanting to make a career out of music?
I think it’s so important to believe in yourself. When you have a dream in your heart, it’s placed there for a reason. Go out there and don’t be afraid to give it 110%. Dream BIG! There’s no such thing as having a dream that’s too big. Never limit yourself and reach for the stars.


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