Christine Nicole, acclaimed country singer/songwriter and one of the performers at the concert, took the time to discuss the importance of the concert and her thoughts on Harvey.
How long have you been in the music business? How did you start out?
I have been in the music business for over five years professionally. I started singing and entering singing contest and events when I was four years old. As I got older I created a passion for not only singing but a passion for the business and drive of it all. I put a band together and started playing out live as much as possible and creating professional relationships with everyone I came across in the business.
Were you directly involved in the organization of the concert?
Yes! I am directly involved with the organization. I took on planning and orchestrating the event because I love using my passions to give back.
How did you get involved in performing at the concert?
After Hurricane Harvey hit, my band and I knew we wanted to do something to help. We decided to immediately start planning this event and named it Halloween for Houston. Then, hurricane Irma and Maria hit and we wanted to help as many people as possible. All proceeds go towards all the recent hurricanes victims.
What were your initial feelings regarding Harvey? Were you or anyone you knew affected?
I have a lot of friends in the country music business that are from Houston and the surrounding cities. A lot of their friends and family were affected. I just know that when a natural disaster hits like this, and you lose everything, it probably feels good to know that there are people who want to help.
What sort of expectations would you give the public in terms of what to expect at the concert?
This concert is going to be full of talent from Indiana! We have a mixture of folk, rock and country. This is going to be such a fun event. You can dress up in your best costume, party the night away, and it's all for a great cause!
Which songs did you choose to perform for the concert and why? Did you create any new music specifically for this event?
I chose a wide range of country songs that I cover and my recent singles. This night is about having fun, listening to music you love and donating to those who are still getting their lives back together.
What sort of impact do you want to leave with this concert?
I hope that this concert inspires other artists, and businesses to give back and come together to help others. I've always set out to inspire others and I hope I'm able to give people an amazing show to talk about for awhile.
For more information on the concert and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.thevogue.com/event/1569085-halloween-for-houston-indianapolis/