The Artists of Lilith Fair Series: Colbie Caillat Exclusive
Gay-friendly platinum recording artist Colbie Caillat has dipped her feet into a pool of gold with her break-out debut album CoCo and follow-up album Breakthrough. The self-professed “happy girl” from California channeled her inner Bob Marley to create the hip sounds permeating throughout “Bubbly”, “Realize” and “Little Things.” Her “Lucky” duet with Jason Mraz was exactly that for her burgeoning career. Colbie’s co-writing efforts on Taylor Swift’s Grammy Award-winning album Fearless further cemented her placement in pop music history.
Lilith Fair 2010 artist Colbie Caillat was born in Newbury Park, California on May 28, 1985. Daughter to music producer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk), Colbie was no stranger to the music industry when she joined the MySpace community in 2006 and began promoting her then-unreleased songs to the world. Record label Universal Republic signed Colbie to a record contract and then put her on the road touring throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Recently, I spoke with Colbie Caillat regarding California’s Proposition 8, the President of the United States, her top-selling albums and Lilith Fair 2010.
SheWired: Hi Colbie! You are one busy lady out there on tour! Where in the world are you right now?
Colbie Caillat: Right this very second, I am in the middle of my college tour and loving it! The fans are great and they know every word to all of my songs. Last night we played the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Massachusetts and today we are in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tomorrow we will be playing at SUNY.
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