Updated: Oct 19, 2021
My Virtual Campfire Podcast Episode 23: California Country
Olivia and I talk about her motto, "Live in Grace, Walk in Love" and how that takes her through music, songwriting, performing and traveling. We delve into the devastating oil spill in her hometown of Huntington Beach, California. She tells us the struggles of changing course during Covid shutdowns and how that is re-shaping her future. Olivia sings two of her songs, "California Country" and "Name On This Town."
In "California Country", I’m speaking with 19 year old, Olivia Ooms. Olivia is not your typical 19 year old--Okay, Olivia does do some typical 19 year old things-- she attends Cal Poly studying Psychology, on IG @theoliviaooms she dotes on her beloved dog Aspen and on Facebook, I saw a killer zip-lining experience in Costa Rica--So, she is definitely "normal" but there is something deeper.
We talk about Olivia's superpower--Music.
Praised by the Los Angeles Times for "passionate lyrics paired with a distinctive pop-country sound," Ooms' emerged with her first single, “Thoughts of You," at just 15-years-old. "Thoughts of You" landed her a spot in CMT’s Artist Discovery Program and placement as the first female country artist featured on Radio Disney’s RDYou Station.
The Huntington Beach, Calif. native has opened for numerous popular acts such as Lady A and Old Dominion as well as country music icon Tanya Tucker. In 2019, Ooms was invited to perform on the Spotlight Stage during CMA Fest and also made her debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Olivia also focuses on outreach and philanthropy. She is the Global Youth Ambassador for Airline Ambassadors International. In fact, her involvement in the Airline Ambassador’s music concert is how I connected with Olivia.
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