Tiffany Woys is a natural born performer.
The California native has powerhouse vocals that make her stand out in a crowd of musicians. Idolizing artists like Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, and Faith Hill, Woys says it’s the storytelling aspect of music that inspires her.
“I want to be a storyteller and give songs a life. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the song. They might not be my own words, but I can sure make it my own,” Woys said.
Celeb Secrets Country talked to the musician in an exclusive interview during CRS 2020, where we got the inside scoop on everything from Woys’ love life to her future plans in the music industry. Keep scrolling for more!
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Celeb Secrets: Let’s talk a little about your single “Loved By You!” Can you tell us a little bit about that song and how it came to fruition?
Tiffany Woys: “I’ve been in the most incredible relationship ever since I moved to Nashville about two years ago. I’ve never felt the way I feel about him. My producer brought this song to me and said he wrote it with my relationship in mind. I immediately got so emotional. I didn’t even need to hear it a second time. I knew it was exactly what I wanted to sing. It’s even more special to me because my producer, who is also a good friend of mine, was one of the writers on the song. We kind of got to live out its life together.”
CS: How did your boyfriend feel about the song?
TW: “He got really teary-eyed when he first heard it. It was kind of like a gift, in a sense. It was like letting him know how much I feel. Music is the biggest way for me to express how I feel.”
CS: Your boyfriend is actually featured in the music video. How did that come about? Was he excited about it or did it take some convincing?
TW: “I told myself I would never put a significant other in a music video. Ever. It’s almost like getting a matching tattoo. But there was something about this where I couldn’t imagine having someone else — like an actor — in it. If he couldn’t be in the video, it would have just had to be me. No one else. It wouldn’t make sense for some else to be featured in a music video for a love song about him.”
CS: Was he excited about it or did it take some convincing?
TW: “He was nervous at first, but I also knew he wouldn’t want anyone else in it. He was a natural though.”
CS: You just released an EP last year. Any plans for an album?
TW: “If anything right now, I will be releasing singles. We’re seeing a shift in music, unfortunately. I love the idea of albums and seeing the whole consistent idea of who the artist is and what they’re trying to say. But now, people don’t necessarily have the patience anymore to sit down and listen to a whole album. It’s frustrating for artists because we want to do more. Most of us love being in the studio. If I could record all day, I would. Hopefully one day I’ll release an album when I feel like there is enough to really captivate the audience.”
CS: You’ve said some of your musical inspirations are artists like Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, and Faith Hill. What are some lessons or ideas you’ve taken away from these artists?
TW: “They are vocalists and they are entertainers. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do, first and foremost. I want to be a storyteller and give songs a life. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the song. They might not be my own words, but I can sure make it my own. These three artists have really done that. That was really inspiring to me because I didn’t start as a songwriter. I started as a vocalist. You know when they come on the radio, ‘That’s a Carrie song,’ or ‘That’s Faith.’ I strive to have that as an artist. I want be to recognize my voice and my music.”
CS: What do you think sets you apart from these artists?
TW: “There is a lot of edge to my music and I have big vocals. A lot of people are capable of hitting those notes, but they’re scared. That’s something i’ve never been scared of — to pick something that was really going to push me and challenge me. Even to the point where I don’t know if I can do it… I just have to prove to myself I can.”
CS: Because we are Celeb Secrets, is there anything people would be surprised to learn about after only listening to your music?
TW: “I love to draw Disney characters! I will sit down with a pen and paper and draw for hours. I think people would be shocked to know I’m really artistic with a pen and paper.”