Hey M Girls!
Up-and-coming country cutie, Claudia Lee, came by for a fun hang sesh in the M offices recently! The bubbly blonde singer/actress chatted with us about everything from her new country album to her role on the CW's Hart of Dixie -- she's a total double threat!
Check out part of our Q&A sesh with Claudia here:
M: Hey Claudia! So, can you tell us all about your debut album, "Here Right Now"?
Claudia: Sure! I have 12 songs on the album, 5 of them I wrote, which is so cool. I've been working on this album for over a year and a half now, so it's something that really means a lot to me. I am just very excited that everyone's going to finally be able to hear it because it's a lot of great energy -- a lot of great work. I just can't wait for people to hear my sound and my style!
M: Wow, you write your own music?! Where do you get your inspiration?
Claudia: My inspiration for songs would have to be things that I see people and my friends go through in life or that I see myself go through. Life is a great learning experience, and a lot of girls and teens out there -- we're growing up, we learn things, we have coming of age moments. I write songs based on things that happen in life or things that I see my friends go through. One of my songs on my album is about my dear friend and a really personal struggle that she had to go through, and it's a beautiful song.
M: Sounds incredible, Claudia. So, as a blonde country gal who writes her own tunes, you probably get tons of Taylor Swift comparisons. Are you a fan of hers?
Claudia: She is just really awesome. I give her a huge round of applause 'cause she is fabulous. She's writing music for teens, she's being an inspiration, she's being a role model. She's a good girl, she doesn't have anything bad about her in the tabloids and I'm really proud of her. I love her music and I love what she writes about, so she's someone I look up to.
M: 'Fess up time: Who are your celeb crushes?
Claudia: I really like One Direction! They're awesome. First of all, they have accents. Second of all, they all are very talented -- they all can sing. I think Harry is really cute, and I love his accent. I think the whole band is really awesome.
LOL -- we're totally crushin' on them too, girl! Claudia's debut album, "Here Right Now" was just released today. Make sure to check this talented chica out!
For a taste of Claudia's music, watch her music video, "Hollywood Sunset" here:
Let's dish: -What do you think of Claudia Lee? Are you a fan of country music?