Montana Tucker Exclusive Interview

Montana TuckerMontana Tucker is one of today’s rising stars you may not know yet, but will soon. She’s danced behind some of music’s biggest names, and now Montana is poised to take front and center as a solo artist. Montana has been featured on the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack, and soon she’ll release a single called, “Turn It Up.”

THE STAR SCOOP:
Tell us about your background, since this might be the first time some of our readers hear about you.

MONTANA TUCKER:
How I got into this industry was I started off modeling, and from modeling, everybody was always asking me when I’d be on the shoots, Hey, do you know how to dance? I never took any dance lessons before or anything and I went to Dan, he [worked with] Britney Spears and N’Sync, choreographed for all them, and he had a workshop. I went to the workshop and he said, “you need to move to L.A. or New York; you’d be booking all this stuff.” But my mom didn’t want to move to L.A. yet. She opened a dance company called Pop Stars in Florida, and she’d bring all the choreographers from L.A. and New York down to Florida and they would teach us. I started backup dancing for a lot of different people, and doing a lot of corporate events. I was 13, 14 years old.

I backup danced for Ashanti, opened for Hilary Duff, and then from back up dancing and dancing, I realized, I want to be that star, I want to be out there singing. I started taking singing with the vocal coach for Beyonce, John Legend, Gloria Estefan, he was on Making The Band 3 with Danity Kane. I started taking with her and then I started opening up for Little Wayne, Ciara, Omarion, B2K. Then I got my song, “Ain’t No Stressin” on the soundtrack for Step Up 2: The Streets . From there, it really started taking off. I met Flo Rida, and I opened for him in Miami. We have this song, “Turn It Up.” That’s my latest thing we’re working on. We just finished recording it. It’s my song featuring Flo Rida, so I’m really excited about that.

THE STAR SCOOP:
You got started really young. Do you feel like you missed out on certain things about being a kid and teenager?

MONTANA TUCKER:
There’s always a balance to me. Yeah, a lot of my friends are in Florida, so I can’t really see them, but I still have a childhood life. My parents still make sure that I get to have my childhood. It’s good.

THE STAR SCOOP:
You’re just coming out with your own single now. How would you describe your musical sound?

MONTANA TUCKER:
I don’t really know how to describe it in one type of style. It’s a mix between hip-hop and pop, it’s like pop with an edge. I can’t really explain it. It’s just somewhere in between there. It’s kind of a new style that’s coming out.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Besides your single, what else are you working on?

MONTANA TUCKER:
I’m working on a new movie, it’s called Jump Off. It’s got Cedric The Entertainer and Wayne Brady in it. It’s kind of a mix between High School Musical and You Got Served. So we’re working on that. We’re still in rehearsals. I’m really, really excited for that.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Do you know about your character?

MONTANA TUCKER:
I can’t say everything about it, just that I know that I’m kind of like the snobby girl, the stuck-up girl in the movie, which I feel bad about doing, but that’s my character in the movie.

THE STAR SCOOP:
You sing and dance and act. Do you feel most passionate about one of the three?

MONTANA TUCKER:
I’m definitely passionate about all of them equally. I think dancing is my strongest point because I’ve been doing it for a lot longer. But I’m really passionate about all of them. I want to not just sing and dance, and obviously act too, but I want to have, when I get older, a clothing line and perfume line, and get all into that kind of stuff. I’m really, really interested in that.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Do you feel like starting in modeling was the best way to get into this business, if kids are interested in following your footsteps?

MONTANA TUCKER:
How I really got started was my mom, for so long did not want me getting in this business. Everybody was always saying, “you should model, you should model,” and my mom, for the longest time, would refuse to let me do it, and finally she let me do it. I just encourage people, whatever they’re passionate about, if it’s dancing, if it’s singing, just to do it, and you don’t be scared to do it. Some people say I can’t dance, or I can’t model, but just go for it because you never know what will happen.

THE STAR SCOOP:
You’ve been on your and around some really big stars. Did you learn anything from the exposure to these really successful artists?

MONTANA TUCKER:
Yes, I definitely did. I learned a lot about how some artists haven’t stayed grounded, don’t remember where they came from, and some have. I really admire the artists who have. You just have to remember no matter how big you are, just remember where you came from and stay grounded. That’s really something big I’ve learned.

THE STAR SCOOP:
What do you do for fun, to relax when you’re not working?

MONTANA TUCKER:
When I’m not working, I love going to the beach. Of course, like every other teenager who loves being on their phone; my Sidekick is my life [laughs]. Just hanging out with friends and being with my family. I always devote time to go on my Myspace (www.myspace.com/montanatucker and talk to my fans and everything. I would love to hear from everybody on there!

THE STAR SCOOP:
If we were to borrow your i-Pod, what music would we find on it?

MONTANA TUCKER:
I have a lot of Rihanna. I love her, especially her new song “Take A Bow.” It was my ringtone. Chris Brown for sure, Little Wayne. I love Leona Lewis. Rihanna’s definitely my favorite one. And Beyonce.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Where do you see yourself going forward?

MONTANA TUCKER:
I don’t want to be one of those artists that come out with one or two songs and that’s it. I really want to be a singer, do movies, TV shows. I’m getting more into the writing, so definitely write for people. That would be awesome. Keep building, and definitely go on tour. I want to do it forever.

THE STAR SCOOP:
As you become a bigger star, and you have all these fans, for those fans, what do you want to say?

MONTANA TUCKER:
I would just say, follow your dreams and you can really do it if you work hard and stay focused. Dreams can come true.

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