Georgia Webster In Conversation with FAULT Magazine

We caught up with the talented singer-songwriter, Georgia Webster. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres including pop, country, and rock Georgia soon became a viral sensation on TikTok with her hit song “Tell Your Mom,” amassing over 2.7 million views to date. Despite her viral popularity, Georgia chose to stay true to her roots and work in Nashville as a singer-songwriter and collaborated with songwriter/producer Paul DiGiovanni to create her debut EP, First Goodbye.

We caught up with Georgia to discuss her journey and of course, her FAULTs.

Can you tell us about your experience working with Kelsea Ballerini on her HEARTFIRST TOUR in the UK?

Yes!! I can honestly say that she has been the sweetest and most welcoming ever, I do not have a lot of tour experience but from what I’ve heard that’s not the case with every act. This is my first time ever playing in the UK, well actually my first time even being here. It has just been so fun and the fact it’s with Kelsea makes it even more surreal. 

How did it feel to be named the 2023 Pandora Country Artist to Watch and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country in 2023?

I was not expecting either of those at all! It’s really cool, I’ve been playing and writing country music for so long and the fact Pandora and CMT chose me for these programs is beyond me but I’m really grateful. 

Can you walk us through the inspiration behind your EP, Chapter 1: Things We’re Not Saying, and how it came to be?

I wrote this song, it’s not out yet, called Book About Breakups. It’s about finding closure after your heart gets broken and how I’ll always be on the search for love even when it feels like it’s impossible. The more songs I wrote in Nashville the more I started thinking, ah well this is a chapter in my Book About Breakups, and this EP is the first.

“X’s” has gained over 3 million global streams and caught the attention of Kelsea Ballerini. What was the inspiration behind the song, and did you expect it to gain such a following?

Yes it’s so cool!! I definitely didn’t expect anything but I knew the song was special while we were writing it. I wrote it with Asia Whittacre and Evan Cline, they’re both amazing, and I came in with the X’s idea. I had been struggling a little with my social life after moving from Massachusetts right after high-school and not going to college. Nashville is very bar oriented and a lot of my friends at the time were older so it was hard to find ways to go out with them on the weekends. I had also just broken up with my boyfriend of 2 years and I was like, damn, I really need to go out with my friends right now. 

Can you talk about your songwriting process and how it has evolved over the years?

I used to write everything by myself, and I still do try and write a lot alone, but I’ve found a few collaborators in Nashville that I’ve loved working with and have definitely helped shape me as a writer and who I’ve learned a-lot from. Josh Kerr, Evan Cline and Phillip Vo have all created such a safe space to open up in and just allowed me to stay doing my thing while also adding their own experience to the table. 

What was your reaction when your song “Tell Your Mom” became an instant viral hit on TikTok, amassing more than 2.7 million views in just a few days?

It was so cool. I was actually thinking about going to school for something other than music since songwriting degrees weren’t really a thing in my town, and I was debating the night before my TikTok blew up if anyone would like my music. I woke up and it had gone viral and I was like well I guess I should stick with music. 

What message do you hope to convey through your music?

I just hope to be as honest and real as I can and if people take a message out of it then that’s all I can hope for! 

Can you share with us a moment in your career that has been particularly memorable or significant to you?

Playing the first UK show with Kelsea Ballerini was unreal and definitely a significant career moment for me. I grew up listening to Kelsea. I used to sing “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” karaoke when I was like 12 years old, and I’m also a HUGE Potterhead (Harry Potter fan), so going to the UKfor the first time WITH KELSEA BALLERINI was actually unreal and super full circle. 

What can fans expect from you in the future, and what projects are you currently working on?

Definitely expect some smaller headline shows coming up, I really wanna start doing those wherever I can and wherever people will come see me. I’m also working on chapter 2 of my album and hoping to drop the next single soon! 

What is your FAULT?

My FAULT… probably being a control freak.