We had the opportunity to speak with Country recording artist Clark Hill. Clark wants nothing more than to leave behind a Legacy with his music. “I wake up every day believing I can make a difference. That all the things that are perceived to be so bad in this world can and will be overcome. Through my life and more importantly my vulnerability I want people to see that ANYTHING is possible. I’ve always learned so much more from my mistakes in life, so I figured if more people actually saw the real person, maybe it would encourage them to dream big and persevere.”
He grew up on a family farm in Florida hard work was always encouraged, but it was also expected to carry on throughout other aspects of life as well. “I don’t want to be an artist you’ve seen before and heard talk before. I want to be the guy that you wonder. ‘Where has he been all these years?’ A family life where you work hard every day and are held accountable tends to make you tough. I was blessed enough to learn a little about transparency and vulnerability along the way. You can’t fake a garden. I was raised to nurture, show it attention by most importantly, I was shown that when you put in the work, God takes care of the rest.”
He finished high school with certification to be an EMT Fireman. We asked if there have been someone who’s changed his life for the better during his journey he said, “ Many, but the craziest one would be my right-hand man right now. I don’t even know what his title is, but he basically runs my business and will continue as it grows. The first interview I had for a job as an EMT fireman was the Chief of a local station. He ended up leaving not long after the interview and went overseas as a Navy Corpsman over 10 years later, we crossed paths again and he’s been with me ever since. You know.. I never did ask why he didn’t hire me.”
He had a bump in the road in his marriage early on, but they worked it out thankfully. We asked what do they credit for the change in their relationship and he said, “We both figured ourselves out a little bit and did a lot of growing. We got off to a rough start because we were both young and had many obstacles to overcome in life, but not knowing how to love ourselves individually made it impossible to love someone else properly. I’m a big talker and I always have been, but for us to make it.. it couldn’t be lip service anymore. You have to grow up and decide what you’re gonna do. “
He’s currently working with producer Mike Rogers on his debut album ‘People Like Me.’ We wanted to know details so we asked for them! “I know that other people may or may not like it, but I think it’s awesome! In 10 years I’m sure I’ll go back and realize I could’ve done some things better, but I feel like it’s setting the bar high. I love the substance, and it has fun parts too. What’s so exciting about it to me though, is that it tells a story. You may have to pay close attention, but I bet it’s one you’ve lived yourself.” As far as working with Mike he said, “Mike is amazing. He’s musical mind is crazy good, but honestly what sets him apart to me is his heart. He puts me at ease and helps me find a little bit of who I am as an artist.”
We wanted to know what’s it like in the studio with Mike he said, “ A lot of Star Wars references and him calling me ‘Son.’ Oh and realizing that the producer can play EVERYTHING, so I just sit there feeling useless and wondering why he doesn’t just lay the lead vocals as well!” We look forward to a tour after his album releases hopefully sometime this year!
His new single ‘Perfect to Me’ dropped recently
He got to work with Chris Young during this process. He said, “ The first time I met Chris I went up to him and told him my producer said, “Hey!” He literally turned to me and said, “Mike? You tell Mikey that Perfect To Me is the worst song every written.” While laughing. I went home that night while I was staying with Mikey and asked to hear the song. I fell in love before the end of the first verse. There are tons of love songs out there, but very few that you can truly relate to. I feel like this song is what every man truly feels deep down, they’re just often times afraid to share it. To me, this song is the ‘Notebook’ of songs, The Perfect Love Song.”
When he’s not working you’ll find him snacking on pepperoni, reading history quotes, watching football or listening to artist like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Boyz II Men, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.
Check out more from Clark visiting