Heather Houston knew she was musical. From the time she was a kid, she was always singing in some group.
She started writing songs at 21, started learning piano at 23, and now, she is ready to share her gifts.
Houston is a Christian musician and singer. Her first single will be released in August.
Houston is this month’s musical profile.
My love for music started when I was very young. I started singing at 5 and throughout my school years, elementary to college, I was in some kind of singing group.
When I was 23, I started taking piano lessons and I have recently dedicated more time to learning acoustic guitar. I plan to eventually have one of each type of guitar to use the more I dive into this career.
I started writing songs at 21, but I waited until now to embrace life as a singer/songwriter, and for good reason. God had to work through some things with me, change my heart and mind, as well as desires. I feel most ready at 28 to let the mantle rest on my shoulders. No matter where this career goes, I never want to bite off more than I can chew.
Band members (names):
It’s me for now, but I have been thinking through possibilities to form the band of musicians I want to take on this journey with me.
Favorite venue to play:
I don’t have one yet. Largely, it’s because I haven’t started live performances yet (at this time.) I do know that I gravitate more towards smaller, more intimate venues. Big venues can be fun as well, but they don’t produce the closeness like smaller areas do.
Music Influences & Inspiration:
Influences? That’s always a hard one for me. Currently, I’m being heavily influenced by multiple Christian artists (Phil Wickham, For King and Country, Michael W. Smith, etc.) God is most definitely my biggest inspiration.
Most of the songs I write come from a place of trials and tribulations in my personal life, as well as the lives of others that I have walked alongside on their own. Always write songs with a face in mind. Next to God, I often find inspiration from nature and people, in general. Song lyrics are everywhere.
How did you get started?
As mentioned above, singing groups like choirs is where I started. As far as playing instruments go, I just decided to do it one day out of my own personal desire of wanting to be a better artist. We should never stop being students, no matter how educated or learned we are in our art of expression.
Favorite song to cover? or Perform
Ooooo…tough one. Honestly, there’s something so wholesome about acoustic versions of big ballads. It’s filled with so much raw emotion that it can move people to tears. More than likely, that’s what I will perform live once I do start (hence learning the acoustic guitar.)
How would you describe the music that you typically create/perform?
Undoubtedly, the songs I create have heavy religious/spiritual undertones. However, they aren’t duplicates or copies of what you would hear from established worship artists/groups like Hillsong and Bethel. They have a bit more of a “Heather” flavor to them.
If you could go open a show for any artist, who would it be?
Phil Wickham or For King and Country hands down. Phil Wickham is one of the greatest worship leaders of his generation and For King and Country (Joel and Luke Smallbone) know how to put on a show.
How can we find you online and your upcoming events?
I am in the process of getting a website finalized (still in progress.) I also have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok account. That is where you will find me and upcoming events.
What do you enjoy doing outside of music?
I love writing other things like scripts and short stories. I journal fairly often as well. I also enjoy acting and hope to do it one day. Outside of the Arts, I enjoy exercise, hiking, traveling, animals, dining out, loving on my friends, and spending time with family.
Wrapping it up
Heather’s first single is being released in August. You can keep up with her news on her Facebook profile.
You can also keep up with Heather and her future via her social media page.
Todd is a copywriter, content strategist, digital marketer and the Publisher for Conway Scene. He enjoys coffee from the local coffee shops, learning the stories of new friends, pro wrestling, and dirt track racing.