We had the good fortune of connecting with Mollie Coday and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mollie, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
Being out in nature, quality time with my friends and family, good coffee, my dog, country music, a well-written song- all of these things emphasize togetherness which makes me happy.
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.
I am a country songwriter and singer. I’m most proud when I write a song that means something to me, and I’m most excited about a song I wrote that is coming out very soon; this one means a lot to me. Getting to where I am now wasn’t easy which helps me realize that getting to where I’m going won’t be easy either. I’ve met so many amazing people along the way that I am so thankful for. I got plugged into a triple threat program when I was 14 and trained under an awesome mentor, Jonathan George. That program allowed me to experience performing at some really cool places in both Dallas and L.A. and it’s what launched me into where I am today. After spending a few months in Nashville last year I learned that I love songwriting and that’s what led me to release my own music this year. In the years between the cool experiences I’ve had with music and even now, it hasn’t been easy and has required a lot of faith. I’ve been able to overcome challenges by surrounding myself with people who are better than me, work harder than me and know more than me which has taught me to stay humble, work hard, and be all in.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First stop on my list would be Summer Moon. One of my favorite coffee spots in the area. We’d also probably go to George Coffee + Provisions because I love that place. I’d want to take them to Tupy’s, my family’s favorite Tex-Mex, and we’d also definitely hit up Taverna in Legacy West and Celebration on West Lovers Lane. Post-COVID, we’d also absolutely be at a concert.
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’d love to dedicate my shoutout to the staff at The Contemporary Music Center. My friends and family also deserve so much credit.