Interview: Carson Lueders

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Young, cute and insanely talented are what makes Carson Lueders so special. The twelve year old has been working on his music career for a long time (did we mention he's only twelve?!) and has worked with some of the best in the biz. Translation: Carson Lueders is a name you'll want to remember for a long time to come.

With millions of views on his YouTube channel, on which he posts covers of popular songs, Carson's burgeoning career is steadily on the rise. He also has two original singles out: "Beautiful" and "Get to Know You Girl". Among his supporters are renowned country rocker Keith Urban, with whom he jammed on The View last year, and pop sensation Cody Simpson. Get to know this young star in our exclusive interview with him below!


Hi Carson, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a twelve year old singer/guitarist who loves my family, friends, and fans! My two passions are music and sports. I’d say I’m an average kid who is getting to experience some pretty cool stuff in life.

What impact has entering the music industry at such a young age had on your life?
I wouldn’t say it’s made me grow up any faster but it has made me think about my future earlier than some kids. I feel like God has a plan for my life and career and I’m excited to see what that is. It’s kind of crazy to think my music and what I’m doing has been an inspiration to people around the world.

Is it tough balancing your school life and your career?
Yes, sometimes it’s tough keeping up with both. When I miss school for music and travelling, it’s hard to get caught back up. I really have to discipline myself more now. My parents say I’m definitely squeezing in plenty of free time to be a kid though too.

What's the most memorable moment of your career thus far?
My most memorable moment would definitely have to be singing and playing with my guitar hero Keith Urban on The View. It was a surprise and I thought I was just a guest in the audience. Next thing I knew I was up on stage and Keith was giving me an electric guitar and we were jamming! Keith was the person who inspired me to start playing guitar when I was four. It was like an awesome reward for all those years of hard work at my music.

You have worked with some of the biggest music producers in Hollywood — what was it like working with these producers?
I feel honoured to have worked with such talented music producers. It feels amazing to have people believe in your talent and want to work with you. We become like family after working together. We’ve recorded a lot of great original songs and hope to see them in an album someday!

"Get to Know You Girl" has surpassed one million views on YouTube. How does it feel to know that your music is played by hundreds of thousands of people all across the globe?
It’s so amazing to know that I have fans from all over the world. I think I have YouTube subscribers from over 112 countries now. My fan-base grew by posting cover songs but now it’s awesome to see people are enjoying my original songs too. Having “Get to Know You Girl” reach over a million views is a big deal for me. I feel like people like my music and that it’s time to start releasing more of my own music and a CD soon!

Apart from pop, what is your favourite genre of music to listen to?
I like lots of different styles: R&B, rap, country and Christian. I grew up listening to more country but now really like R&B/Soul music. One of my favourite artists is Justin Timberlake.

Is acting something you would be interested in venturing into in the near future?
I have met a lot of actors and go to school with many, but I am focusing on the music thing for now. It’s pretty time consuming to do everything right now but it might be something I would look into in the future.

You were recently featured on Radio Disney — any chance you might be working on Disney-related projects in the near future?
I recently toured the Radio Disney building, it was awesome. All the way from the control rooms, where they broadcast the television shows, to the studio where music is broadcasted. I hope to have my songs played on Radio Disney soon!

If you could play at any music festival in the world, which would it be?
I’d love to play at New York's Madison Square Garden someday. I’ve heard the Coachella Festival in California is pretty fun too!

Photo credits: Kelsey Edwards

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60 comments to Interview: Carson Lueders

  • Crisilla  says:

    Wow Carson is amazinggg! And his one of his favourite artists is justin timberlake like me!

    • HOT CHICK  says:

      Me too girl/boy :)

    • SKINSEED  says:

      NO LIKE ME,MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE LUV YOU CARSON LUEDERS YOUR MY LUV :)

    • SEXYGIRL  says:

      HEYYY I LUVING THIS INTERVIEW IT JUICY AS CARSONE IS

    • caeleigh  says:

      I love carson! he is am amazing singer and I think he needs to keep on being a singing he is so cute and adorable

  • Édio Royer  says:

    Carson is wonderful. I hope he'll come to Brazil soon.

    • HOT CHICK  says:

      No I hope he's come to every place

  • Mary  says:

    Carson es perfecto. Me encanta su música y sus deportes.

  • Gwen Mabunay  says:

    hi carson...ur voice soooooooooooonice love it?

  • Gwen Mabunay  says:

    i hope u come her in philippines.

  • Gwen Mabunay  says:

    ilove ur songs

    • HOT CHICK  says:

      No you mean that I love your AWESOME songs

    • Sarah  says:

      You love who song?

  • LUZ DIVINA CALA RAMIREZ  says:

    I LOVE YOU CARSON ♥♥♥♥♥ LUZ DIVINA

    • Shannon  says:

      Carson likes americans

  • ryma ditchon  says:

    i love you carson

    • SKINSEED  says:

      Say something........ Kid

  • noelacarson  says:

    you are nice handsome :) :* <3

  • noelacarson  says:

    i love you carson lueders you are handsome nice :) :*
    <3

  • jessica  says:

    omg your voice i love it <3

  • jessica  says:

    i <3 u

  • brooke  says:

    I think your an amazing singer/dancer/guitar player. I think you have a bright future ahead of you
    Have a great day

  • Klokan Klokan Pony  says:

    hello

    • SEXYGIRL  says:

      HEYYY NICE COMMENT GIRL :) WINK *_^

  • Silas Bernier  says:

    Your doing great carson , keep up the good work.

  • Shaine Agarado  says:

    okay

  • genesel  says:

    i love u !

    • SKINSEED  says:

      NO I LUV HIM MORE THEN YOU DO

  • genesel  says:

    ur my idoL ! <3 Love really ur voice ! ur cuTe handsome ! :) wish I can see u in personaL !

  • Crystal  says:

    You have an AWESOME voice but not GREAT it AWESOME you can sing

  • Crystal  says:

    I love most of your videos

  • Crystal  says:

    and can you told me what your real birthday is?

  • Tiffany  says:

    Be yourself NO MATTER WHOS HATE YOU

    • HOT CHICK  says:

      Are you trying to be a HATER?:(

  • Tiffany  says:

    Can you make more videos cause I love
    them when you sing in your own voice

  • Casonlovers  says:

    I love the way you are and keep up school
    you don't wont to miss any work
    and it hard to keep up work when your
    not in school

  • Cason  says:

    ITS TRUE THAT I <3 YOU SINGING YOU
    EVEN GET BETTER WHEN YOU GROWN-UP
    IT MAKE ME PROUD OF YOU TO KEEP UP
    THE AWESOME WORK THAT YOU DID
    TO PROVE THAT YOU CAN SING WELL
    I BET YOUR SIS,BRO,MUM,DAD,AND OTHER
    FAMILY,FRIEND MEMBER ARE ALL PROUD OF
    YOU TO HAVE YOU HERE IF THEY DONT HAVE
    YOU HERE WHAT WOULD THEY DO OR SAY?
    (Your the best no matter what) (no judge no hate
    that going be a rude thing)

    • HOT CHICK  says:

      Carson lueders I agree that she/he is right :)

  • Cason girl  says:

    I'm happy of your life cause you have an amazing
    voice I never could believe what you have done
    all alone in your life .........just dream of your
    life to become a star one day or someday you can
    complete your dream....dreams are a wonderful
    life that take you whatever you being though
    it not that hurtful of dreams cause dreams may
    help you a lot of life :3 <3 you carson lueders
    and DREAM DREAM DREAM UNTILL YOU
    REACH YOUR GOAL:)

  • HATER BITCH  says:

    I TOLD YALL THIS NO ONE OR NOBODY
    HAVE SWAG OR THEY THINK THEY
    ARE COOL NO WAY NO ONES IS
    COOL OR THEY DONT HAVE SWAG
    CAUSE SWAG AINT REAL NIGGA
    P.S LVE CARSON LUEDERS BE MY BABE :)
    S E X Y

  • SUMMER  says:

    Carson lueders make sure you stay cool in
    the pool plz? Thnx:) love you baby boy:) HOT

  • SKINSEED  says:

    What game you have carson lueders?

  • SKINSEED  says:

    Please can you be on so we can chat and even
    I could know you a bit more about you and your
    life? (I'm a girl my birthday is April 6,2002 when
    Is yours? I love sport and I love to sing and dance
    and live on with my life:)!

  • SKINSEED  says:

    What do you think about that?

  • cinthia taemin  says:

    i love you carson lueders forever

  • carson  says:

    cool

  • marcobalderas  says:

    gggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrr::::)

  • marcobalderas  says:

    pls acept me in facebook carson pls we love you

    • mico cardona  says:

      Hi idol carson lueders this is your fun mico cardona..please accept me in facebook

  • CarsonLudizersMattyBJohnnyO  says:

    Carson is my idol I LOVE YOU He is perfect. If you are bad with Carson ... The ludizers help her !
    I love MattyB and JohnnyO too

  • Sophie1996  says:

    Love your music u have a talent never give up on that and I know u wont if god has it in his plans. As a fellow Christian this is one of my favourite bible verses from Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • kavya shanker  says:

    i love your song beautiful and take over your voice is rely good i love your videos and i love you to Carson Lueders i just want to meet you carson lueders and jordn johns i love you please continue to make videos

  • kavya shanker  says:

    don't give up continue to make videos thank you

  • kavya  says:

    i a the biggest fan of yours

    • chloie lambert  says:

      No way that be me♡♡♡

  • Morgan Colorado  says:

    I think u r really cute 💋💖

  • kavya shanker  says:

    car you are the best

  • Danas  says:

    I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu carson lueders

  • America  says:

    i have a huge crush on carson
    (KISS)

  • ZamierAlcel Egas  says:

    Carson is talented and his young age he can manage his time well to his family,school,friends and his carreer......

Watcha think?