On the cusp of their album release for American Rebelution, we spoke with Clay of The Lacs regarding the new album and just some other things.
HHM: This is your 6th Album, that is a lot of albums, how do you feel about that?
Clay: I feel great about it, this is some of our best work.
HHM: You write about “home” a lot, but we know you spend a lot of time on the road… what is the best thing about touring?
Clay: Playing for the great fans.
HHM: It looks like you have written on every song on “American Rebelution,” how important is it that you have a hand in the songs you sing and perform?
Clay: Yes, we write every song. That is our favorite part of writing music.
HHM: Montgomery Gentry is featured on “Jack in My Coke,” that is a unique collaboration. They obviously have a very different fan base than you do, how did that partnership come about.
Clay: We’ve always been big fans of theirs. We felt like this was the perfect song so with our record label, we reached out to them and they loved the idea.
HHM: How do you think this album is different from the others?
Clay: I’m not gonna say it’s different because we have a song format we stick with every album that works, but you will hear us stepping outside the box in a couple songs on this album.
HHM: Have the songs on “American Rebelution” been written recently in your life, or are any of them from a past time time in your life and just now making their way to an album?
Clay: All are the songs have been written recently.
HHM: “Mine’s Bigger” is clearly innuendo, for other things. But here you talk about a truck. What kind of truck do you drive?
HHM: What is your favorite part about living in Baxley, GA?
Clay: It’s kind of a country boys paradise, no fast pace, phones don’t work kind of paradise.
HHM: If you had 100,000 people in front of you and the opportunity to perform only one song from American Rebelution, which song would it be?
Clay: Redneck As Me
HHM: If you could collaborate on a song with anyone, past or present that you have not already had the opportunity to work with, who would it be?
Clay: Hank Jr
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