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“I’d like to organize a movement to reduce violence by creating better mental health programs in this country” With Singer/Songwriter Clayton Morgan

I would organize a movement for better mental health programs in this country. There is so much violence lately. I believe the root is…


I would organize a movement for better mental health programs in this country. There is so much violence lately. I believe the root is mental illness. I think if these issues were addressed, we would see a reduction in violent crime.


I had the pleasure to interview Clayton Morgan. Based in Dallas, TX, Clayton released his critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in June. The son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Morgan has proven to be one of the most original and talented new artists to come out of the area, this year. Music played a big role in Clayton Morgan’s upbringing, both at home and at school. Clayton was regularly part of school musicals, choir groups and drama clubs. Outside of school, he always looked up to his father as his mentor and was also heavily influenced by a wide range of singers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitney Houston, to name a few. All of these ingredients combined, have no doubt, been the main contributing factor toward Clayton’s unique and authentic vocal style.


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I’ve always enjoyed singing from early childhood. I was in school musicals, theatre and choir. I knew I wanted to be an entertainer from a young age.

Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?

Recently Taste For Love went #1 on iTunes Canada Electronic chart. It was a complete shock to me. I was very excited and happy in that moment.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

I’m currently working on my next single that will be released before the end of 2018. It’s different from Taste For Love, but it’s a really good song. I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?

My vocal coach Ms. Shelly is hilarious. We have so much fun during our lessons. She’s talked about filming the sessions because it’s so comical at times. We have a good time working together. It makes the work that more rewarding.


Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?

I am inspired by people like Martin Luther King and others that worked for change during the Civil Rights Movement. King sacrificed his life in order to make things better for Black people. I am also inspired by people in our Armed Forces. They make the ultimate sacrifices for us to enjoy our freedom and democracy as Americans.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I try to spread positive messages on my Instagram account. I am very big on positive thinking, positive affirmations and what you put out in the world is what you get back. The messages I put out help inspire me, so I hope it inspires others.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

I would organize a movement for better mental health programs in this country. There is so much violence lately. I believe the root is mental illness. I think if these issues were addressed, we would see a reduction in violent crime.


Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

I would recommend taking time out for yourself from work. Take a vacation and come back to regroup. Also, realize that we don’t have control over everything and sometimes we have to just let things happen.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

I wish someone had told me how hard the music career can be. This business is really about who you know. Just because you think your song is good, and it might be doesn’t mean others will embrace it that way.

I wish they told me how people won’t return phone calls or emails. Some people won’t give you the time of day, so you have to be accustomed to rejection and keep moving forward.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to interview and be in touch with some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she just might see this, especially if we tag them 🙂

I would love to meet Janet Jackson. I have been a fan for many years. I admire her career and longevity in the music business.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Twitter: claymorganmusic , Facebook: ClaytonMorganMusic , Instagram: ClaytonMorganMusic

Originally published at medium.com

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