Davis took some time from her schedule to chat with Digital Journal about her musical career, grand-motherhood, and future plans.
Her daughter, Hillary Scott, is the lead singer of the Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum and Davis is now a grandmother thanks to her. “Being a grandma is the most fun. My granddaughter is about 20 months old now and time is just flying. When her birthday comes around she will be two,” she said. “Hillary is an awesome mother and she is married to a wonderful man. Hillary is at the top of her game in both her personal life and her professional life.”
On winning the 1994 Grammy award for “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals” with country queen Reba McEntire for their duet “Does He Love You,” Davis said, “Reba and I were not even at the awards that night. We just came back from tour and we watched the Grammy awards on TV, and we were both just shocked when they called our names, and we called each other immediately, and we celebrated winning a Grammy. That song took us all over the world several times. We still have fun with that song to this day. I use it in my shows and it is fun. There is a lot of fire in it and you just make it fun.”
This past Christmas she was a special guest on Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers‘ holiday tour, which garnered rave reviews from music critics. “I have known Kenny for so many years, and it was such a treat. He is like family, and we all try to get the party started with our show,” she said.
The veteran songstress shared that she does a great deal of songwriting, and she also teaches students vocal lessons. “I love coaching and mentoring. There are so many students that I have yet to meet and to continue to nurture,” she said. “I learned from the best from Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire and George Strait. If I can share those things with people, that is very rewarding in my heart. There is a connection and I am helping somebody.”
For aspiring singers, she noted that it is essential to stay true to their own artistry and to simultaneously “be willing to shake it up a little bit.” “Get outside of your own comfort zone every now and then,” she said.
For more information on Grammy winner Linda Davis, check out her official website.