By Arianna Rodriguez
One of country’s new badass chicks is setting fire to the scene. Apryl Evans is a Jersey girl, country singer/songwriter, and redheaded firecracker filled with sass and a soulful voice. She is on the rise to stardom and being a household name. Her passion, perseverance, and strength are inspiring for all, especially young women. Her bright eyes, fiery charisma, and expressive lyrics demonstrate female power. Her new song “The Sound of Boots” will be the latest girl power hit. Apryl Evans humbly shares her music filled life and journey with Vicissitude Magazine.
How long have you been singing?
I have basically been doing this my entire life. I have always loved singing from a young age. When I really started getting into it, I went to Nashville two and half years ago to record. It has been a whirlwind since then! Now I have been traveling back and forth and continuing to record down there, networking and doing the Jersey country scene, which I love, since I’m born and raised in New Jersey. In May, I will be moving down to Nashville, as my permanent residency.
Moving to Nashville, the heart of country, that’s great! How was your childhood?
My childhood was great, I come from an awesome family, I am the oldest of four, and we celebrate birthdays regularly. I am very close with my parents. My parents never missed a show, even when it was just them two standing out in the crowd, they are extremely supportive.
What is the first song you ever remember hearing?
Oh goodness (laughs) I was very young. But I recall Shania Twain “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under.” I loved listening to her. I definitely didn’t know the actual meaning of the song then, but I really appreciated her voice.
What sparked your love for country music?
I have always loved Country music, despite it not being as acceptable in New Jersey. I enjoy that it is wholesome without being overly wholesome. Lyrics can speak about the love for family, morals, but of course still sing about whiskey, and drinking. A lot of people think country music is a fad. I always see clubs and bars doing country theme nights, and everyone shows up in their flannels and cowboy hats. Country music is more than that. It is about expressing who you are and being comfortable with yourself. It is all about being you.
What do you do in your spare time?
I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Recently I am really into fitness, working out, and staying healthy….