We had the good fortune of connecting with Chloe Clemente and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chloe, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I would say the biggest factor is staying positive, and contributing a little every day. A good attitude goes a long way, it has kept me from burnout and opened me up to new amazing opportunities! A HUGE contribution to my positivity is having good people in my life, I thank God every day for my friends and family. They’ve been my biggest cheerleaders (and critics), and push me to be the best I can be every day. I also work with creative cultivator Brianna Ruelas, she has given me so many resources and has helped me to achieve balance throughout my music career this year. I couldn’t do what I do without the people around me and I can’t wait to see what’s in store next year!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My songs are my heart, its a glimpse into what I think about every day but have trouble expressing to people. Songwriting has helped me to really dictate what I’m feeling, and figure out deeper meaning behind what’s on the surface of my thoughts. My most recent song “Love Letters to The Dead” is about the grieving process of loved ones and past relationships. I’ve experienced loss since I was 8 when my grandmother died from pancreatic cancer, then my grandfather 3 years later to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and a broken heart due to my grandmother being gone. They had a HUGE impact on how I perceive life, how I make decisions, and continue to guide me to do what I love. “Love Letters to The Dead” encourages the listener to grieve but not dwell. This is my favorite song I’ve written so far, and I’m so happy to finally share it with everyone. 

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

Oh man, my favorite place to go is Downtown McKinney. Its so beautiful, especially this time of year with their Christmas lights and holiday cheer! They have axe throwing, shops, ice cream, music, events, and so much more. I am definitely taking my family when they come into town for the holidays. My all time favorite restaurant in McKinney is the Juarez Mexican Restaurant. Being from California (and being Latina) I have a high standard for Mexican food and they meet all marks!
For Dallas, I love dropping by Cowboys Red River for two-stepping. Its always clean, the staff are always friendly, and I haven’t seen such skilled dancers anywhere else!

For people who love going out but not dancing, I highly recommend checking out Downtown Grapevine and the stockyards!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shout out to Brianna Ruelas, she is giving DFW Artists the tools they need to get ahead. She has a program called IGNITE where she helps artists cultivate their gifts and push them in the right direction.

Website: https://www.chloeclemente.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloeclementeofficial

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chloeclementeofficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@chloeclementeofficial

Other: https://linktr.ee/ChloeClemente

Image Credits
Imagery Hill

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