Why Her: She’s low maintenance. Sherri DuPree, lead singer of the rock band Eisley, says being a musician “forces you to take on a very adaptive, easygoing personality. Elements of the industry are constantly shifting, and everyone likes a woman who can laugh off stressful situations.” And you can give credit to her more evolved gray matter: A recent study discovered that musicians have highly developed brains that leave them predisposed to being calm, playful, and capable of seeing the bigger picture.
Beware: Road trips could get old. “The biggest challenge is dealing with touring,” says singer-songwriter Kina Grannis, 26. “It’s something that needs to be understood and supported. It’s not easy for either person, so don’t make her feel guilty about it.”
Your Move: Ask her about her songs—but give her time to write too. DuPree warns of the “creative mode, which usually means I’m going to shut myself in the closet with my guitar. You’d better not even think of knocking on that door until I’m done—or I might write a song about you that you won’t like.”
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