Conversations with Missy: Don McLean

by Missy Wolf / 1774 days ago / Comments

With the 1971 album release of American Pie, Don McLean became an instant musical sensation. Through the tough challenges and losses our world faced during previous years, the title track provided a rebirth of life for music fans across the globe. This song was monumental and has become one of the most iconic songs in the history of music.

Though his career includes many more accomplishments than the release of the hit “American Pie”, many fans will agree that it was this song that made them a fan. What keeps these fans coming back for more is their thirst for superior songwriting and story-telling.

Fans are not the only ones thirsting for McLean’s ability to write outstanding lyrics. Well known artist, George Michael, chose to record “The Grave” off the American Pie album as it closely reflected the feelings Michael had surrounding war in Iraq.

During my conversation with McLean, we spoke of the importance of good music. While we all know that some music today lacks emotion, depth, and valuable content, McLean has not stopped creating music with deep rooted emotions, passion, harsh reality, love, etc. His latest song “Ain’t She a Honey” is humorous yet dipped in cold reality. This song is one that I will definitely be keeping on my playlist for years to come.

I must admit that knowing I was going to get to speak with this musical genius and icon, I felt extremely nervous and intimidated.  Soon into our conversation, that was put to rest. Please listen to our full conversation now. Get to know the man behind one of the most successful songs of all time and hear what he has coming up next. I am so honored he agreed to take time out of his very busy schedule to bring you all into his world for a few moments.

McLean is an artist committed to providing his fans and the world with first-rate music. He has found a place in the social media world and has been hard at work touring, writing, and performing past hits and new songs for the fans and friends he loves. Stay tuned to his website for more information on what is coming up. ~Missy


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Don McLean Tour Dates

01/28/2022 : Blue Note Hawaii: Honolulu, HI
01/29/2022 : Blue Note Hawaii: Honolulu, HI
01/30/2022 : Blue Note Hawaii: Honolulu, HI
02/03/2022 : Surf Ballroom and Museum: Clear Lake, IA
02/05/2022 : Chester Fritz Auditorium: Grand Forks, ND
02/11/2022 : Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center: Lady Lake, FL
02/12/2022 : Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: Ponte Vedra, FL
02/14/2022 : Rock Legends Cruise IX: Cape Canaveral, FL
02/15/2022 : Rock Legends Cruise: Cape Canaveral, FL
02/16/2022 : Rock Legends Cruise: Cape Canaveral, FL
02/17/2022 : Rock Legends Cruise: Cape Canaveral, FL
02/18/2022 : Rock Legends Cruise: Cape Canaveral, FL
02/19/2022 : Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre: Clearwater, FL
02/24/2022 : Fox Tucson Theatre: Tucson, AZ
09/11/2022 : St David’s Dewi Sant: Cardiff,
09/13/2022 : Ipswich Regent Theatre: Ipswich,
09/14/2022 : Symphony Hall: Birmingham,
09/16/2022 : The Forum: Bath,
09/17/2022 : Princess Theatre: Torquay,
09/18/2022 : Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre: Bournemouth,
09/20/2022 : Brighton Dome Concert Hall: Brighton,
09/21/2022 : Cliffs Pavilion: Southend-on-sea,
09/23/2022 : Bridewater Hall: Manchester,
09/24/2022 : Sage Gateshead: Gateshead,
09/25/2022 : The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Glasgow,
09/27/2022 : Usher Hall: Edinburgh,
09/28/2022 : York Barbican: York,
09/30/2022 : De Montfort Hall: Leicester,
10/01/2022 : City Hall: Sheffield,
10/02/2022 : Liverpool Philharmonic Hall: Liverpool,
10/04/2022 : London Palladium: London,
10/07/2022 : 3Arena: Dublin,
10/09/2022 : Concertgebouw de Vereeniging: Nijmegen,
10/10/2022 : Koninklijk Theater Carré: Amsterdam,
10/14/2022 : Grieghallen: Bergen,
10/15/2022 : Stavanger Kuppelhallen: Stavanger,
10/16/2022 : Sentrum Scene: Oslo,
10/18/2022 : Lorensbergsteatern: Göteborg,
10/20/2022 : Logomo Oy: Turku,
10/21/2022 : Helsinki Hall Of Culture: Helsinki,
10/23/2022 : Göta Lejon: Stockholm,
10/24/2022 : Palladium: Malmö,
10/25/2022 : Portalen: Greve,
10/27/2022 : Fabrik: Hamburg,
10/28/2022 : Veranstaltungszentrum Kulturkirche: Neuruppin,
10/29/2022 : Admiralspalast: Berlin,
11/01/2022 : deSingel: Antwerpen,
11/12/2022 : Prinzregententheater: Munich,
11/13/2022 : Posthof Zeitkultur Am Hafen: Linz,

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!