“Anita In A Haystack” is Christian Yeager’s second single with his record label Lamon Records Nashville. Christian is an 18-year-old from Pennsylvania who’s listened to and made country music for as long as he can remember. He’s so excited to be sharing his new song “Anita In A Haystack,” which is available on all streaming platforms. Be sure to follow him on social media @ChristianYeagerMusic.
6 Things You Don’t Know About Me:
What is one favorite memory from your childhood in Pennsylvania?
I have so many fantastic memories of growing up in Pennsylvania, but I’d have to say my favorite memories are by the water. My dad used to take me fishing almost every week when I was younger. We’d always try to find the most elusive and hidden fishing spots. As I got older me and my friends would go hangout down by the river. We’d spend the whole day there and float down in our tubes or even just our life jackets.
My role model as an artist and even just as a human being is my father. He has shaped me into the person that I am today. Without him there would be no me. He lived and worked in Nashville as a musician for 20 years, so he taught me everything I know about the music industry and has helped me gain so many connections. He’s my manager and helps me learn the ropes of this challenging and competitive business.
My mission as an artist is to bring joy to people. I want people to have fun and feel good when listening to my music. I want to be the person they think of when they want to have a fun time and jam to some good country music.
One of my main personal goals is to one day …
My main personal goal one day is to play in a sold-out arena.
My dream vacation would be going to …
My dream vacation would be going anywhere with water. I love to be by the beach or lakes or streams. I find it so tranquil and such a calming place to be. I also can be creative in those spaces as well. I also enjoy playing games and just relaxing by the water.
If I could have any superpower, it would be …
If I had a superpower it would be making more than one of me to do all the things I need to get done in a day. I’m a senior in high school this year and am taking classes at my high school along with taking classes at 2 colleges this semester. So doing all of that along with starting my music career can be quite a full load.
Can you share 12 songs that have influenced your life and career?
“Born For A Friday Night” Christian Yeager
This song is the first single I ever released and charted at #80 on the Music Row Nashville charts and will always hold a special place in my heart.
“Always Be My Baby” Mariah Carey
This is my biggest pop music influence and one of the first songs of hers that I fell in love with. It has a throwback feel and captures everything a love song should be. Her ability as a songwriter is unparalleled.
“Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” Shania Twain
She is my biggest country music influence. Her ability to write catchy melodies is amazing. This song had great influence over my latest single, “Anita In A Haystack,” as I was producing it.
“Como La Flor” Selena
I love Spanish music and Selena Quintanilla is one of my favorite Mexican artists. Her songs are so catchy, and I’ve listened to them for so long.
“Our Song” Taylor Swift
Being from Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift is very popular here as she is also from PA. Her music plays all the time around here and she released her debut country album when I was very young, and this song is one of my favorites of hers.
“Here She Comes” John Wood
My future college roommate put this song out this year on the same record label that I’m signed to, Lamon Records. He is such a fantastic artist and I enjoy listening to his music. He has such major talent, and this song symbolizes a new start and new chapter in my life as I begin college in the fall.
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” Stevie Wonder
I’m a massive Stevie Wonder fan and I’ve done this song at every gig I’ve ever had. His music is so unique, along with his writing style and voice. He is one of my favorite funk and pop musicians.
“Man In The Mirror” Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson’s music is some of my favorite to jam to. His hooks are some of the catchiest out there and his music is timeless. I used to listen to this song all the time as a little kid.
“Walking In Memphis” Lonestar
This song is one that I love to perform and always reminds me of Tennessee when I perform it. I’ve performed my version of this song for years and it’s always a crowd pleaser as so many people know it and love it.
“Saving All My Love For You” Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was the first voice that I heard and was really gob smacked after hearing. The resonance and power that she can produce is insane. Her music taught me so much about singing.
“(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden” Lynn Anderson
Lynn Anderson’s CD was the first one I ever owned growing up. I’d play this song on the CD over and over again.
“My Tennessee Mountain Home” Dolly Parton
I love Dolly Parton and listen to her music frequently. This song is one of my favorites of hers because it paints such a specific picture.