Faith Schueler is an up-and-coming artist in the pop/country scene. Inspired by the likes of Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, she started making music at a young age and is now releasing songs that tells stories about her own life.
Last month, Showbiz Cheat Sheet talked with Schueler about her inspiring single “March on Girl.” Recently, we caught up with Schueler again to discuss her new holiday song, “Hey Christmas.”
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: You recently released your new song, “Hey Christmas.” Is this your first time writing a holiday song?
Faith Schueler: Yes, this is my very first time writing a holiday song. It was so much fun. I got so excited to write a Christmas song because Christmas is my absolutely favorite time of the year, and I listen to Christmas music year round. So I was really excited to be writing a Christmas song of my own.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: In the song, you talk about “coming home” for Christmas after “chasing your dreams in this big ol’ world.” Is it based on your own experience?
Faith Schueler: Absolutely! Basically, I wrote this song about what Christmas was like for me when I was younger growing up in a small town. Of course, I am a singer, and I am pursuing this career as an artist, and I get the opportunity to work out of Nashville. It just reminds me to always stick to my roots and stick to who I am. It’s about just coming home for Christmas in my small little town—I mention the tree lighting on Main Street. It’s just what Christmas was like for me growing up.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Do you or your family have any fun Christmas traditions you can share with us?
Faith Schueler: Every year obviously we decorate the Christmas tree together, and I really enjoy doing that. My mom, my cousin, and I do a cookie day every single year. We will bake all day—I’m talking about from early in the morning. We just bake, bake, bake. We try to hit a goal of a thousand cookies, and then we box them up and give them to families and friends. It’s just a great tradition that we’ve been doing for a long time now. It’s like the best day ever.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Did you ever believe in Santa Claus?
Faith Schueler: Absolutely, I did. And then I started catching on when I got older, but I was like, “Do I want to give up the whole Santa Claus act now? Because if they don’t think I believe in Santa Claus anymore, then I won’t get as many presents.” So I tried to play it off for a few years even though I knew [that Santa Claus isn’t real]. Some of my friends knew before I did and, obviously, you grow out of it. So I definitely did believe in Santa Claus for a lot of my childhood, but I may have kept it a secret that I knew just for the fun and for the presents.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Speaking of presents, what is the best gift you’ve ever received for Christmas?
Faith Schueler: Oh, that’s such a hard one. My parents have always been very good at getting me presents for Christmas. They work so hard and I really appreciate everything. Probably my favorite gift was… When I was little, I loved American Girl dolls. Like, I loved American Girl doll. They got me an American Girl doll for Christmas, and they had her set up with her little bed set. It was just so exciting for me because it was my first ever American Girl doll. I was such a little girly girl, so that was probably the most special Christmas gift that I received and definitely something I’m going to want to pass on to my children one day.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Christmas also means that the year is coming to an end soon. How has this year been for you and is there anything you are looking forward to in 2021?
Faith Schueler: This year, to sum it all up, has been interesting. But I am very blessed for the opportunities that I have had this year. My music has been growing, and I have been learning so much. I have been able to use Zoom and social media to still communicate with my friends and people who have been supporting me. I know that what the world has been going through this year is a tragedy, and it honestly is heartbreaking. But I feel like I have been able to see the light in everything, and I have been able to look on the positive side to really grow as a person and keep getting better as an artist. That’s how 2020 was for me.
In 2021, I am looking forward to continuing to grow and write more music. I have a lot of surprises for my fans. I’m working on a lot of new music and doing a ton of writing. I hope I will get to perform for a live audience some time in 2021—fingers crossed. Honestly, I am just so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had, and I’m really looking forward to this new year.
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