Artist: Heather Horton
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Latest Album: Don’t Mess With Mrs. Murphy
Personal Nickname: Pinky
If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?
It would definitely be an elephant. They are loving and loyal and never forget.
Do your socks always match?
About five out of seven days, my socks match. I usually end up wearing my hubby’s socks.
If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
Flying would be amazing! I still have dreams where I’m trying to get off the ground.
Which describes you as a kid — tree climber, video gamer, or book reader?
Tree climber all the way … I can still feel the bark under my nails from clutching the knots. First time I shimmied all the way to the top of a big oak tree and was left there until I could figure out how to get down.
Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?
My orchestra teacher grades 6-12, Mr. Buchhauser. He was a chain smoker, but you never smelled it and he had a picture of his mom on his desk all those years, before and beyond. The only reason I kept up my violin was because he was stern and gentle and turned magenta whenever he was trying not to laugh or lose his cool.
What’s your favorite city?
Minneapolis circa 1993.
Boots or sneakers?
Boots all day, every day … even to bed.
Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?
Stanley Brothers, all day, every day.
Head or heart?
Heart … never use my head.