Hollywood Life - Six Things You Never Knew About Rising Star Olivia Somerlyn / by hyfn


by Russ Weakland

Olivia Somerlyn has been on the 2013 “SUMMER BREAK TOUR” since June with Big Time Rush & Victoria Justice and having a complete blast. Fans have experienced the rising star and her sound, and now HollywoodLife.com has learned more about the girl you’ll all be obsessed with in the near future…. if you aren’t already!

Ultra-talented singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist Olivia Somerlyn has been building a buzz with her unique pop sound, and the 19-year-old rising star joined Live Nation’s highly anticipated “Summer Break Tour” featuring Nickelodeon superstars Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice.

The cross-country trek she has embarked on has and will hit more than 30 cities from coast to coast, and comes hot on the heels of Somerlyn being named the TeenNick “Fresh Artist of the Month” for May 2013. Now HollywoodLife.com has spoken to the talented singer and learned so much more! Check it out!

Somerlyn’s dedicated fan base has been growing by leaps and bounds as word has spread about her appearance on TeenNick Top 10, and with her brand new single “Better With You”. Additionally, following the summer break tour, Olivia will unleash her brand new EP. We can’t wait!

Olivia who is committed to her philanthropic pursuits, she has spent much of her free time involved with charities including the UN Foundation; Girl Up, an organization that unites girls to change the world; and PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support), which helps owners keep and care for their pets while preserving the importance of the animal-human connection.

The website Musiqtone featured Somerlyn’s song “Before It Began” in its music video countdown, receiving two million fan votes to make it the #1 video out of more than 60 entries and topping songs by Taylor SwiftDemi Lovato, and Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera.

Meanwhile, the music video for “I’m Just Fine” was prominently featured on the homepages of Myspace and Myspace Music, as well as AOL Music and its teen blog JSYK., while top online music streaming outlet Grooveshark dedicated its homepage to Olivia and her music for an entire month.

Now here is some awesome excerpts from our interview with Olivia!

What is the one song you are eager for your fans to hear most on tour?

OS – I am really excited for them to hear “Better With You” which is my second single that I recently released. So many dreams have come true and are happening right now, so that song for sure. I want my fans to see that live but also there is a song called “Anymore”, which is about a situation I had with a friend of mine, the message is about the best way to stand up for yourself is to walk away rather then fight back. I get tweets all the time about that and it is something that happened to me so i want them to hear that song!

What was the preparation like for your first tour?

OS – I actually wrote myself a letter when I was 15, I am 19 now, so not that long ago. It was a letter that I wrote to myself that I would only open when I had my first big show. I remember saying that I don’t want to forget what it is like to be in the audience, I have been to many shows like The Jonas Brothers and I know what it is like to be in the audience and wonder about what it is like to be behind the scenes. So I want to tweet pictures and show people what it is really like, because I always wanted to know. Plus I love all the songs, so that makes it easier!

What song would you like to perform that would be a cover?

OS – Maybe a Fleetwood Mac song, I really like them!

Would you like to do more acting in the future along with music?

OS – I love acting and would love to do more acting in the future, I am really more of a musician and a history nerd, so I would love to portray a historical figure. There is so many people, fromMarie Antoinette to someone obscure. Definitely more acting is what I would like to do.

How do you stay in touch with your fans?

OS – I love tweeting them. Whatever needs to be done for that personal connection, even remembering their names. I love it and with the tour and meeting my fans, who are called SomerLovers, it will be my favorite part!

Do you practice your autograph?

OS – To be honest, yeah there is one in the works!

Now this is definitely more then six things, but Olivia is so great all we really need to say is the more the merrier.

How will you like to adapt and expand your sound in your career as it continues?

OS – I did a lot of piano based stuff to begin with and now its a little more pop sounding as I am an upbeat and fun person, so I want to show that in my music. But I think it will be full circle and return to piano based songs.

Future collaboration dreams?

OS – I would love Katy Perry, she is amazing and a great writer. I would also love to work with CHris Martin and Coldplay. I love “Yellow”. It is amazing, I want to work with Coldplay! That would be awesome!

Listen To Some Of Her Music Below!

The Remaining Tour Dates To Catch Olivia Somerlyn On Tour!


July 30, 2013 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheater

July 31, 2013 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

August 2, 2013 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

August 3, 2013 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

August 4, 2013 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

August 6, 2013 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

August 7, 2013 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena

August 9, 2013 Sioux City, IA Gateway Arena

August 10, 2013 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

For updated information on the “Summer Break Tour,” visit: http://bit.ly/uTdkCl.

While Olivia is on the road this summer, her expanding worldwide audience is showing support through a highly active fan club athttps://twitter.com/OliviaSomerlyn/olivia-somerlyn-team.

Fans can always reach her directly through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram as well as via http://oliviasomerlyn.com/

Somerlyn’s burgeoning career is managed by Kevin Jonas Sr. of The Jonas Group, the leading artist management company with offices in Dallas and Los Angeles.

So HollywoodLifers, What are your thoughts on Olivia? We think she is awesome, and can’t wait to see what comes from her expanding career next! Sound off below!

Russ Weakland

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