August 24, 2012
his or her “overnight success”, and listen. You’ll likely receive a bristling response,
playing up countless sweaty nights in small bars, the years spent honing their craft and suffering for their art,
and the sacrifices made in pursuit of success.
style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">You won’t get that out of Colbie
Caillat. She's too honest for that. But don’t think for a moment you’ll get a response as
sunny as her trademark summer songs.
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">“I was scared,” she said bluntly, as she
recounted her rocket ride to stardom when she was barely in her twenties. Within a year, Caillat went from an
unknown to the first of the “Youtube stars” to a multi-million selling artist, playing to thousands
before even conquering a coffeehouse. Stardom was a beast she had to stare down, then tame, before becoming
comfortable in her art and her skin.
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">On tour with Gavin Degraw (at the Town Toyota Center this
Sunday), Caillat says she’s in a great place, comfortable with her art, the spotlight that comes with it,
and the music she gets to play every night.