Colbie Caillat Used To Cry Before Going On Stage

Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat admits that while she’s comfortable on stage now after three years of touring, in her early days, it wasn’t so easy. “I have fun with it, I enjoy it and I look forward to it,” Caillat told OnTheRedCarpet.com’s Chris Balish. “Before, I would sometimes cry before I walked out on stage because I couldn’t handle it.” The singer songwriter is set to join the Lilith Fair circuit in June and hopes to release her third album by year’s end.

The interview at Go.com has since been removed.

Jason Reeves & Colbie Caillat Perform ‘Wishing Weed’

Jason Reeves and his good friend Colbie Caillat teamed up on a performance of ‘Wishing Weed’. The song is featured on Jason’s 2009 EP ‘Patience For The Waiting’, out now on Warner Bros. Watch the acoustic performance via YouTube below.

Colbie Caillat Is Happy ‘American Idol’ Said No

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Colbie Caillat tells USA Today she enjoyed watching Casey James performing her hit song ‘Bubbly’ recently on ‘American Idol’. “I thought it was cool,” the 24-year-old said. “Guys don’t normally sing that song.” Colbie added it’s always a shock to hear songs she’s written performed by other people. “There are other artists whose songs I love and people sing them on the show, and I get excited,” Colbie said. “But it’s weird to know that people know of my songs. It’s still hard for me to grasp that I am like that for other people.”

As for her own failed ‘Idol’ audition years ago, Colbie has no hard feelings. “I wasn’t ready for it at all,” she said. “I was shy. I was nervous. I didn’t look the greatest. I wasn’t ready for it yet. I was glad, when I auditioned, that they said no.”

Colbie Caillat’s Autographed Shoes Up For Bid

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Colbie Caillat updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@colbiecaillat) on Tuesday (March 9), discussing her contribution to heroinheels.org. The singer songwriter tells readers:

You can check out and bid on a pair of my autographed shoes for Hero In Heels! There are a lot of other cool heels to look at too, Kimberly Caldwell, Martina McBride, Scarlett Johannson, Susan Lucci and Taylor Swift are a few among many other ladies that have signed heels for this cause. Natalie Distler has a really cool pair of LAMB shoes up – a fun way to raise money for a great cause, the money raised will benefit women affected by cancer.

Look Inside Colbie Caillat’s Room-Sized Closet

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Colbie Caillat joined her talented stylist Jenny Ricker on a MySpace ‘Famous Hangers’ tour of her closet at her California, showing viewers how she achieves her personal style. The singer songwriter showed off her shoe collection, her dozens of blue jeans, a jewelry tree with all of her necklaces, a bunch of hats and headwraps, and wrapping up by looking at her jackets and vests. Colbie’s album ‘Breakthrough’ is available now.

The closet tour video at MySpace has since been removed.

Colbie Caillat Discusses ‘Breakthrough’ & ‘Fallin’ For You’

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andPOP spoke with Colbie Caillat recently about how the recording process for ‘Breakthrough’ was completely different than for ‘Coco’, working with her “amazing producer” father Ken on the new project, the story behind the disc’s first single ‘Fallin’ For You’ and her romantic interest in its music video – Bobby Moynihan. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Walmart Soundcheck: Colbie Caillat

Walmart Soundcheck: Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat did a live set for Walmart Soundcheck, including performances of ‘Fearless’, ‘Bubbly’, ‘Fallin’ For You’, ‘Begin Again’, ‘Realize’, and ‘You Got Me’.

During an interview with the singer songwriter, she talked about the new album ‘Breakthrough’, the songwriting collaborators on the project, how she enjoys songwriting even while on vacation, the five minutes it took to compose ‘Fallin’ For You’, music she listens to, and more.

On ‘Breakthrough’:

It’s a completely different style than how we recorded my first album ‘Coco’. When I recorded ‘Coco’, I was younger. Every time I would write a song I would play it to my producer and we would record it that day and put it up on MySpace. It was over a year period of time, it was never like a planned thing where I’m gonna record my album. For this record ‘Breakthrough’, I got to schedule who I wanted the players to be, the producers, what studios, everything. It was just a planned thing where I got to have it exactly how I wanted it to be. I’m so excited for this record because it’s about breaking through. It’s about me finding out who I want to be and the woman I want to become and just breaking through all your fears and insecurities. On ‘Breakthrough’, I just want people to know they’re not the only ones that have fears and insecurities. We always think that we’re the only one for some reason. So I wanted to let people know that I’ve had it. I’ve had a huge fear of stage fright. This whole business was scary for me at the beginning, but I’m breaking through it and I’m getting comfortable with it. I’m just having fun.

On songwriting collaborators:

I wrote with a bunch of really well known talented songwriters for this record. I think they were just recommended to me and we have the same either management or under the same publishing company or something like that. They connect us and it worked out really well because Rick Knowles, who I wrote ‘Fallin’ For You’ with, he’s such a great writer, because it’s always a nerve wracking thing when you have to express yourself and your emotions in front of a complete stranger. With him, every time I would come up with a melody or lyric or idea, he just loved it and it made me feel like I could be open more and write a beautiful song because of that.

On writing on vacation:

It wasn’t hard at all to write when I was on vacation in Hawaii. Writing is a fun thing. It’s a hobby. So I like to sing, I like to play guitar, I like to go to the beach and I like to write songs. When I can combine that with my friends in Hawaii, it’s like the most perfect setting ever.

On ‘Fallin’ For You’:

‘Fallin’ For You’ is about falling for a certain guy. I wrote it the night after I went on this date with him and we were actually just friends at the time. I realized that everything that happened that night, when we talked when we looked in each other’s eyes, when we were standing in the middle of the dance floor, I heard no music. It’s just crazy when you meet that person, nothing is going on around you, it’s just you and that person standing there. I guess I was on a giddy little high from it the next day and I was with Rick Knowles and we were writing and this song just came out in five minutes.

Watch a preview below and check out the performances and an interview at soundcheck.walmart.com.

Check out more pictures from the live set below the cut. (more…)

Colbie Caillat On Getting Rejected By ‘American Idol’

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A sneak peak of Colbie Caillat’s A & E ‘Private Sessions’, which airs on the network Sunday (October 4) at 9:00am, features the singer songwriter talking about how she was turned down by ‘American Idol’ twice. “I auditioned twice for ‘American Idol’,” Colbie explained. “The first time I did ‘His Eye Is on the Sparrow’ and I think it was two years later. It was right when I first wrote ‘Bubbly’. I went up there, to be fair to them, I’m so shy. I have stage fright. So the moment they asked me to sing, I was just like (singing) so nervous, not singing like I can. I understand why I didn’t get chosen.”

The preview at ryanseacrest.com has since been removed.

Colbie Caillat Performs ‘Fallin’ For You’ On ‘Today’

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Colbie Caillat visited the ‘Today’ show on Tuesday (August 25), talking with co-host Ann Curry about wanting to have fun with her new album ‘Breakthrough’, how she loves being happy and making a comic book cameo before performing the album’s first single, ‘Fallin’ for You’. Watch it via MSN below the cut. (more…)

Colbie Caillat Covers ‘Don’t Cha’ By Pussycat Dolls

Colbie Caillat performs a cover of 'Don't Cha'Colbie Caillat visited the Pepsi Music Studios to perform a cover of ‘Don’t Cha’ by the Pussycat Dolls.

“I chose this song because I wanted to have fun and kind of get out of my comfort zone and just not think too much,” the singer songwriter explained before the performance. “I was getting all heady about what cover song to do, and I came up with this idea for my band and everyone kind of loved it so I thought, ‘Do it, have fun’.”

Watch it via Yahoo! Music below.

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