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

Hi Daisy, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I define success as something earned by hard work and determination. I think people often view success as money or fame, but success is about celebrating the drive and ambition it took you to get where you are today. For example, my dream is to become a successful artist one day. Not being rich, not being the center of attention. Those things may be nice at times, but success for me would be inspiring other people through doing what I love and what I do best. Success is being happy knowing I succeeded in a highly competitive career and being the person I always dreamed to be. Success proves what everyone thought was impossible is indeed possible. Success isn’t far from anyone’s reach, some people choose to climb the ladder and others choose to live their life afraid of taking the first step.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Daisy Close. I am 16 and from Texas. I am a performer, singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. I am super excited to announce that I am working on releasing my debut album!! We are in the process of recording several demo tracks. I write all of my lyrics and I have an amazing team that is helping me produce and create tracks for my music. The final product will be a combination of my favorite genres of music into one. As well as heartfelt lyrics reflecting the past few years of my life. I am so thrilled to be able to share my music with others. Creating music is truly the most beautiful experience. There was definitely some challenges I have faced to get where I am today. The music industry is a very competitive field and it makes you often doubt yourself and what you’re capable of. I have been bullied in the past and have always struggled a lot with fitting in. Growing up in a small town in Texas many people saw my dream as unrealistic, but I never let it discourage me. Transitioning into high school was such a hard time for me. I remember dreading going to school every morning terrified of what people were going to say. That’s when I started songwriting. At the time I didn’t even realize what I was doing, I thought songwriting was just a tool I used to get my mind off of everything that was going on in my life. Later I began to apply and audition for anything I could find hoping to start my career somewhere. As mean as all of those bullies were to me, I never gave them enough power to decide my future and make my choices. I work as a musician at a local bistro and perform live music all around my city. I love doing what I do to inspire others and help create the next generation of performers.

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.
How fun! Well first I would take her/him to go eat breakfast at the Ballard Street Cafe in Downtown Wylie. They have the best breakfast and brunch! Then we would enjoy some of the live music usually playing around the area. Later on in the day we could spend the afternoon at the lake or even go watch a movie at the B&B Movie Theatre in Wylie. Then for lunch we could stop at Southern Junction Live in Royse City. They have amazing food, live music and a dance floor. You’ll walk in Southern Junction when it’s daylight and come out when it’s nighttime. That’s pretty much an ideal day to me. Some other fun places to visit later in the week include Buc-ee’s in Royse City, Firewheel Town Center, and visiting Josephine’s Neighborhood Bistro to grab a bite and listen while I do some live music!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this Shoutout to all of my loving friends and family that have been by my side throughout my journey. I love each and every single one of you so much and I wouldn’t be where I am today without your constant support. I would also like to thank the Broadway Dreams Foundation, Academy of Art University, and North Texas Performing Arts for believing in me and giving me the training and guidance I need to succeed in this competitive industry. Lastly, I would like to thank Beyoncé for being my biggest inspiration and role model I look up to.

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