Brianna Bollinger’s Vol State Story Is Not What You’d Expect

Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Brianna Bollinger is a passionate Music Business major at Vol State who released her debut single, “what did you expect” on April 8th. Brianna is in the Music Business program, but she wasn’t always pursuing a degree.

“Initially, my parents were very open-minded and supportive of whatever I wanted to do. They would always tell me I didn’t need a college degree, so I felt very empowered,” she said. “I took various musical classes without pursuing an actual degree.” However, Brianna later decided to finally work towards a degree in Music Business.

“I figured since I could intern while also going to college, I could learn more about the music business and be more qualified when I pursue my musical career as an artist,” said Brianna.

Brianna has a large variety of musical inspirations. “I like to say I was raised on Taylor Swift,” she said. She also enjoys listening to Guns N Roses, Bruce Springsteen, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Brianna has a lot of good things to say about going to a community college. “So first of all, it's been phenomenal to go to a college where it's affordable. That's a big plus. The proximity to my home is also amazing because it's very close. I also like that it's a smaller institution,” she said.

Brianna has big plans once she graduates. “Once I get my degree this fall, I definitely want to release more singles this year. I would also love to get a publishing deal as a songwriter to write songs for other artists, and possibly get a job in the music industry. I just want to see where life takes me.”

Brianna is an intern at Carnival Music in Nashville, and she has written over 100 songs. You can listen to Brianna’s debut single, “what did you expect” on YouTube. And be sure to visit her website.

Blog Author
Chloe Duvall
Musician Brianna Bollinger holding one of her guitars, sitting in the grass, with trees behind her