On June 9, Dixie D'Amelio celebrated the release of her debut album a letter to me with a special concert at the House of Blues in Chicago. "It's been a crazy couple of months. I just can't believe it," she told E! News about the release. "I feel like it doesn't feel real, but I'm just excited to have it all out there."
Dixie warned fans that the 15 songs on the album aren't all autobiographical. "You definitely should not be dissecting everything," she said with a laugh. "There's some things I just love, like, the sound or the way it flows and it wasn't really that serious. I feel like that represents me and my personality and I just wanted to have fun with it."
When teasing her new album, Dixie couldn't help but gush about one extra special song fans may already be listening to. "I feel like ‘Wild' was kind of just the beginning of the new transition to all the new music," she said. "But I'm excited for when people go deeper into the album."
Concertgoers attending Dixie's show at the House of Blues were able to donate to victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Everything has just been so crazy recently and I just remembered when I was in middle school, I made buttons in my art class and sold them and raised money for the Sandy Hook shooting and it's devastating that things like this are still happening," she said. "I want to be able to do anything I can to help try to bring any peace to the families and victims."
When Dixie travels the country as part of Big Time Rush's Forever Tour this summer, the musician hopes her family will be supporting her at various shows. "Because everyone is all so busy, we're just going to wing it and see what happens," she said. "I know they want to go to as many things that they can. But there might be some where I just want to do it and just see how I can do it on my own."
The singer shared a piece of advice about following your dreams, as hers become a reality this summer. "You never know what's going to happen," she said. "Every day is a new day and I feel like everything happens for a reason. You just need to put in the work. If you're working towards something you love, things will work out."