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article imageBackstreet Boys talk 'Show 'Em What You're Made Of' documentary Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jan 28, 2015 in Music
Brian Littrell from the best-selling group, Backstreet Boys, chatted about their new documentary, "Show 'Em What You're Made Of."
Their documentary will be released on January 30 in the United States. "We started talking about this documentary many years ago, when we opened up the idea of Kevin coming back. When Kevin came back, we decided to document our 20 year anniversary with the making of the record. We discovered that there was a production company that wanted to co-produce it with us, so we started to run around ideas about going to each other's hometowns, where we grew up, and re-live the Backstreet Boys story from the beginning until now," Littrell said.
He continued, "It is not a fluffy, emotional piece about how big the Backstreet Boys are. It is more or less about the climb and the journey, and the paths that made us who we are today. Making this documentary was very real. We shared a lot of emotional things and hopefully people are affected in a good and positive way about it. It is an inspiring story, and I hope that people look at it through the great times the bad times, all of which made us who we are as people today. Life happens, and for us it happened in the public, right before social media."
Littrell shared that he is motivated each day by his family, his wife and son. "I have been with my wife almost 18 years, and I have a 12-year-old son who drives me every single day. I have to go to my family first, and then the fans who are another great motivation. Inspiration is easily found in my life," he said.
He added, "My wife and I are very humble people. We are not necessarily larger than life as artists. We care and nurture the people that we love and care for. That is keeping it real, and we have a real life outside of all the glitz and glamour. It's good to keep it real and humble."
Looking back at his 22-year career, he reflected, "I see a bunch of roads that we have been on, not just as individuals, but as a group. I see five different highways that have come together as an intersection. I see everything coming together. It's more about us as a group 22 years later."
Regarding the Backstreet Boys' plans for the future, he said, "We are going to finish the 'In A World Like This' tour. We will be going to China, South America, Mexico, Australia and Israel for the first time in our schedule. After that, we will be in the studio making a new record, and hopefully, there will be a new tour as a follow-up."
For Littrell, the key to longevity in the music industry is to keep it "all about the music." "You have to make a beautiful, unique product in order to stay around. The Backstreet Boys came out at a pretty amazing time in the music industry. This was before the Internet and before iTunes. The key to longevity is good material. As long as you have good material and it focuses on what you do best, people will be inspired by it, and hopefully, they will come and see you in concert," he said.
He concluded our interview by defining success as a "well-rounded type of thing." "Success makes me who I am. Hopefully, I am successful as a father, husband, musical artist, writer and producer. As long as you are happy in what you are doing, you can be as successful as you want to be."
To learn more about the Backstreet Boys, their new film and their upcoming tour dates, check out their official website.
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