Lillie Mae had maxed out the guest list for her record release show at Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville. Now she's stepping out of that shadow on her solo debut, Forever and Then Some, which White produced and is putting out via Third Man this Friday, April 14th."I was like, ' Ok, I can get 10 people in.' I was gonna buy tickets for the rest, and then it sold out and I'm like, ' Fuck'" the country singer and multi-instrumentalist, best known for her key role in rocker White's backing band, tells Rolling Stone Country. Despite her youth, Lillie Mae was anything but green by the time White tapped her to be his onstage foil and duet partner on standouts like the Lazaretto single "Temporary Ground." At nine years old, as the youngest member of nomadic family quartet Jypsi, the singer moved to Nashville to work under the wing of late, great country icon Cowboy Jack Clement in 2000.
it’s just something to break up the boredom, seeing who can make it best. i can’t even make kool aid let alone cook any real food enough to have a “recipe.” sorry, i don't have that talent. one day some fantasy journalist out there will call someone in the biz and actually have a rider explained to them, maybe none of them have ever been on tour. the crowd were amazing and we played for 2 and a half hours that night. i dont know much about that but it must be a miscommunication about what was public property at the college and the contract we had with the university to let us do our work in peace; but i’ll give you an example, if someone working at a theater we played at started taking pictures of all of our workers and our gear they’d probably get fired by their theater or promoter.With the arresting hooks of Forever highlights like "Honest and True" and lead single "Over the Hill and Through the Woods" freshly ringing in their heads, attendees dispersed into a part of Music City that felt many more miles removed from Music Row than it actually was. And it was absolutely the next step; it felt right. Getting into the studio is always nearly impossible and who can afford it?