Off-Court Texas Talk: In the Music Mode
As the nationally-ranked women's basketball team prepares for the start of official practice (on Oct. 15), we caught up with the players to talk about life "off-court". Today's topic – music. Who loves R&B … rap … reggae? What are some favorite songs to "karaoke" to? Best songs of all times? Check here for their thoughts!
QUESTION #1: Who is your favorite artist and/or what is your favorite type of music?
Erneisha Bailey (Fr. G): I cannot make up my mind – I love reggae, R&B, rap and rock – my favorite artist is Bob Marley.
Jody Bell (Sr. F): My favorite music is country!
Kala Bowers (Sr. F/G): I really don't have any preferences – I like making my own CD mixes of different music.
Jamie Carey (Sr. G): I listen to everything.
Kalee Carey (So. C): Don't think that because I am from the Texas Panhandle that I like country – I love Ludacris and Usher!
Tamra Cobbins (Jr. G): I love gospel music. I was raised listening to it and have always loved listening to and singing gospel music.
Annissa Hastings (Sr. F): My favorite singer is gospel artist Fred Hammond.
Tiffany Jackson (So. F): Jay-Z all the way!
Daria Mieloszynska (Jr. F): I don't know if anyone will believe that I am from Poland and LOVE reggae - especially anything by Bob Marley! – but it is true.
Nina Norman (Jr. G): I love R&B music and Aaliyah.
Katrina Robinson (RS-Fr. F): R&B, of course!
Coco Reed (RS-Jr. G): R. Kelly is my favorite artist.
Heather Schreiber (Sr. F): I listen to everything – R&B, rap, country and rock!
Mercedes Williams (Sr. F): I love R&B.
QUESTION #2: What is your favorite song to "karaoke" to (and artist)?
Erneisha Bailey: You name it – I can sing it!
Jody Bell: "I'm Moving On", by Rascal Flats (which I perform very well along with Bethany Howden from the UT volleyball team!)
Tamra Cobbins: "I won't complain" (by Rev. Paul Jones)
Annissa Hastings: "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah" (a 1745 church hymn)
Tiffany Jackson: church songs
Daria Mieloszynska: "Beauty" (by Dru Hill)
Nina Norman: any Jagged Edge song
Katrina Robinson: all the church songs we sing on the basketball team bus!
Coco Reed: "Wanna Be Close" by Avant
Heather Schreiber: I'll sing to any song I know - but only in the car when I am alone!
Mercedes Williams: "Respect" (Aretha Franklin)
QUESTION #3: The best song of all-time???
Erneisha Bailey: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Jody Bell: "Come Clean" by Hillary Duff
Jamie Carey: I have two favorites - "Time After Time" (the Matchbox 20 version) and "Makes Me Happy" (by Matt White)
Kalee Carey: "In the Club" (50 Cent)
Annissa Hastings: "I Will Always Love You" (Whitney Houston)
Tiffany Jackson: anything by Jay-Z!
Daria Mieloszynska: "No Woman, No Cry" (Bob Marley)
Nina Norman: "Remedy" by Jagged Edge
Katrina Robinson: "Prayer Changes" (R. Kelly)
Coco Reed: "Officially Missing You" by Tamia
Mercedes Williams: "Difference" (by Ginuwine)