Tiffany Woys is taking on LeAnn Rimes‘ hit song “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way,” and Celeb Secrets Country has your first look at her stunning, stripped-down rendition.
Woys, who is a longtime lover of Rimes and her music, seemed as if it was fitting to include a cover of one of her favorite songs on her upcoming EP All About Love.
In an exclusive interview with Celeb Secrets Country, the 30-year-old tells our reporters that this cover is a way of telling the musical story of how she got to where she is in her life in present day.
“LeAnn Rimes is the reason that I’m in country music,” she explains. “I heard her for the first time when she sang that National Anthem. I remember going to the store and buying the cassette, putting it in my Walkman and listening to it over and over again because I was just so mesmerized with her vocal styling. It really made me want to become an artist.”
“’Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way’ made me fall in love with country music as a whole. If you listen to the song from start to finish, you’ll feel like you just watched an hour and a half movie that played out in about three minutes. It takes you on this wild ride of storytelling, and I feel like that’s the whole point of country music,” she adds.
Aside from being inspired by Rimes musically, “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way” was also the first song she ever recorded at 16 in her home studio. “It was horrendous,” she recalls with a laugh. “I sounded awful in it, but what was so fun about doing it again was that I got to see how far I’ve come as an artist and that kept pursuing my dreams.”
While recording her version of the hit song, Woys shares that she felt as though God was sending her a message during the creation process.
“This time around, I got to work with one of the writers themselves, Tammi Kidd Hutton, which was totally by accident,” Woys admits. “I had no idea that she was one of the writers on the song when I was working with her, and after we shared stories and she told me she helped write the song, I was shocked.”
“I asked her to co-produce and sing background vocals on my version, and it felt like a full circle moment. I felt as if God was telling me I’m exactly where I should be and doing what I’m supposed to be doing.”
This week is a big one for Tiffany, as the 30-year-old is dropping her new EP All About Love, tomorrow (March 18). The Country songstress told us that this project has been a long time coming, and she can’t wait for the world to hear her newest body of work.
“We started working on [the EP] right around the COVID outbreak. Since then, we have released singles, but we were really gearing up towards a new EP within that whole time. We’ve been compiling and working hard in the studio, which has brought quite the anticipation for us to release another full body of work versus just a single by single,” she shared.
She continued on to explain that even though her excitement for this release has been a big part of this EP, she debated creating a full album due to the way some people listen to music.
“Because this is a different beast, we’re in a world where we think that people don’t have the patience to listen to an entire body of work. And that’s why I haven’t released a full album yet, but it’s really great for the listeners and I to now have a group of songs where people can really see where I’m going and how I’ve been growing as an artist. I’m just really excited for everyone to hear it!”
Woys’ EP contains six songs — “About Love”, “Own This Town”, “Wear It Out”, “I Don’t Want You Back”, “I’ll Meet You There” and “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way” — and although it may seem like a simple task to write a few songs and put them together, she revealed that it was a long process to create and pick which tracks made it onto the final cut of the EP.
“I’m really picky about [choosing tracks], so it does take a really long time. I know for my last EP, it took close to four years to pick five songs so I’m probably overly picky,” Woys revealed. “But I really wanted these songs to showcase my journey to finding love. Now that I’ve found the one, I really wanted to share more about aspects of that with listeners, and there were a few time where I would have to live with a song for a while to see if it would really work with me melodically and lyrically. But for the most part, I knew right away what I wanted because I knew what I wanted to say to my listeners. These songs came pretty easy for me to choose, even though we’ve been sitting on some of them for two years.”
Although her EP is full of love and romance, Woys revealed that she hopes fans and listeners can find the message of courage and hope. She says that love is never easy, but learning to pick yourself up and try again is what inspired a lot of this EP.
“Definitely courage and hope to go after finding the one and finding love,” she said of the EP’s message. “I know it’s a really scary thing, but if you’re patient and you know what you want and you know your worth going into it, you’ll realize that your person is out there you just need to have the hope. I hope my music helps you realize that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”
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During the creation of “All About Love,” Woys got engaged to her longtime boyfriend and now fiancé Jeff Siddiqi. Woys revealed that the pair are set to get married on October 1, 2022, in Charleston, SC, and have yet to plan a honeymoon due to COVID. But like any musician who is in love, she also revealed that being with him and getting engaged changed her music and the way she wrote songs.
“Just meeting my now fiancé has impacted my music tremendously. I am way more open to wanting to sing fun and lighthearted music than I ever,” Woys explained. “Before you would have to yank me and pull me around to force me to sing happy songs prior to meeting him. After meeting him something in me just shifted and everything changed, and that’s how I knew he was the one.”
Besides the upcoming release of her EP, a cover of a song, a music video, and getting engaged, Woys said that her top goal for the rest of 2022 is to hit the road and tour again with all the COVID restrictions being brought to an end.
Let us know if you’re excited for Tiffany’s new EP by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.
You can connect with Tiffany by giving her a follow on Instagram at @tiffanywoys and pre-save All About Love here.
With edits by Juliet Schroder.