TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James did a Q&A with The Charleston Gazette to promote Friday's "Basebrawl" TNA live event in Charleston, West Virginia. Below is an excerpt:
Q: How is your music career?
A:"We just had CMA Fest last week and went to the CMA Awards and to the Spike TV Guy's Choice Awards. I got home, like, at 4 a.m. Monday.
"The album ['Somebody's Gonna Pay'] came out May 7. There's the single and a music video. I was really fortunate. My friend [Trish] Stratus co-starred, as well as fellow TNA Superstar Magnus. He plays the guy I smash over the head with the guitar.
"It was awesome. All my friends came out."
Q:Which is harder: music or wrestling?
A:"With wrestling, I started very grassroots. I built my way up. With music, I'm doing the same thing. I'm starting all over with the music business.
"Granted, I'm fortunate because I've built such a name in wrestling, but that's a catch-22. People are willing to hear you out, but they think, 'Oh, it's that wrestling chick.'
"Of course, at the end of the day, you need to be able to sing."
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