Colbie Caillat called The Big J Show on KRSQ Hot 101.9 in Laurel, Montana to talk about her concert at MontanaFair with Gavin DeGraw, if she gets recognized often in public, how she was rejected by ‘American Idol’, what she does for fun when she’s not doing music, and more.
On being recognized in public, Colbie said, “It’s different. If I’m playing a show there, I’m bound to be recognized because they just saw me in that setting, but if I’m just at a random fair, like I wasn’t performing or anything, I’d maybe get recognized a few times but definitely not as much as when I just played a show.”
On touring with Gavin, she said, “We knew each other before and we’re actually writing a song together at my house back in southern California. We were having such a good time we said we should plan a tour together this summer. We didn’t know it would actually end up working out, but our managers made it happen and it’s been so great. His band and crew and my band and crew and everyone gets along so well. We feel like we’re at summer camp and we’re gonna start performing our song together. We actually just finished writing it a couple of days ago.”
On being rejected by ‘American Idol’ before finding success, Colbie said, “I was not upset at all because I was nervous, I was shy and I didn’t want to audition, so I did not do a good audition, I’ll just be very honest. I wasn’t like, ‘Oh my god, they’re so stupid, they passed me up.’ It wasn’t like that at all. It wasn’t the right time for me and I needed a lot of growing and a little bit more experience before I was going to be taken serious, I think. A year later, my friend had put my songs up on MySpace, and I got a following and a fan base from that and that’s what got me a record deal within a year and a half.”
Listen to the interview via YouTube below.