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Quarantine Q&A: Keep Busy With King Calaway’s Stay-at-Home Activities

The country pop musicians share their favorite ways to stay busy during quarantine.

Written by Drew Pearce
Quarantine Q&A: Keep Busy With King Calaway’s Stay-at-Home Activities
King Calaway; Photo credit: CeCe Dawson

Though the coronavirus outbreak has kept many country favorites indoors, it has not kept them from losing their productivity. All six members of country pop band King Calaway have found ways to keep themselves busy while in quarantine, whether it’s writing, making music, staying in shape or even binging new TV programs.

“I’ve been trying to find a productive balance during quarantine. Going for solo runs, writing a lot, cooking a lot and then kicking back with a beverage at night,” bassist Austin Luther told Sounds Like Nashville. “I sure do need a haircut though!”

Lead vocalist Simon Dumas has focused on music during self-isolation. “I’m spending my downtime at home just playing as much piano and guitar as I can, writing some songs and following Joe Wicks @thebodycoach on Instagram coz he has some awesome home workouts,” he shared.

Sounds Like Nashville caught up with the group to find out how the guys have been holding up and staying entertained. Check out King Calaway’s quarantine favorites below.

Chad Michael Jervis

Movies I’m Watching: Toy Story and Forrest Gump. I recently re-watched one of my favorites the other day, The Producers. I love almost anything Mel Brooks puts his name on. I also played a very convincing Franz Liebkind in my high school’s production of the show.

TV Shows I’m Binging: The West Wing and Documentary Now. Currently, all I’m watching is Tiger King. I’m gonna be finishing it soon and then will probably re-watch it.”

Books I’m Reading: The Sun Does Shine by Ray Hinton, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Games I’m Playing: “FIFA,” “Madden” and “Jenga.” I’m also a big fan of “Golf Clash.” You will find me most days playing that on my iPad or some crossword puzzles.

Music I’m Listening To: I’m loving the new Kelsea Ballerini album as well as the EP Tenille Townes put out not that long ago. Outside of country, Childish Gambino, Thundercat, Run The Jewels and MUNA. Outside of music, I love a good podcast.

Austin Luther

Movies I’m Watching: Nacho Libre, Inception, Semi Pro, Paranormal Activity and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

TV Shows I’m Binging: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Rick & Morty, Seinfeld, The Great British Bake Off and The Office.

Games I’m Playing: Banagrams and Super Mario Bros.

Music I’m Listening To: Earth, Wind & Fire, Harry Styles, Post Malone and Kacey Musgraves.

Simon Dumas

Movies I’m Watching: I’m a big fan of World War II movies, so I’ve been making my way through a trio of Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and Midway.

TV Shows I’m Binging: The Mandalorian, Friends and Narcos Mexico. I just finished Narcos Mexico season two. In about two days.

Books I’ve Been Reading: I’m currently reading Addicted to the Monkey Mind by J.F. Benoist. Really good book about understanding the way our minds work.

Games I’m Playing: The best game right now is FIFA 20 if it’s a video game, but I do love a game of Cluedo/Clue with the family.

Music I’m Listening To: There’s so much music – I feel like I’m listening to a different artist every day. Jordy Searcy is high on my list, I just got through Kelsea Ballerini’s album and I’m pumped to listen through Ingrid Andress’ debut album which just dropped.

Caleb Miller

Movies I’m Watching: The Dark Knight, Frozen 2 and The Lion King.

TV Shows I’m Binging: Love Is Blind, Ghost Hunters and Catfish.

Books I’m Reading: The Bible. That’s about it. I’m not a big reader lol.

Games I’m Playing: Uno, Madden and Guitar Hero. It’s surprising how bad I am at that game…

Music I’m Listening To: H.E.R., Elevation Worship, Morgan Wallen and Lady Antebellum.

Chris Deaton

Movies I’m Watching: Goonies, Back To The Future and The Shawshank Redemption. Yes, I love 80s movies!

TV Shows I’m Binging: The Goldbergs and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I love to laugh, and Breaking Bad is the GOAT!

Books I’m Reading: To Kill A Mockingbird and any Harry Potter book. I also love an autobiography.

Games I’m Playing: Solitaire, Crazy Rummy, and Five Card Poker. Been playing a lot of card games during this isolation!

Music I’m Listening To: Old Dominion, Ingrid Andress and Seaforth. This is always changing, but that’s who I’ve been listening to lately.

Jordan Harvey

Movies I’m Watching: The Godfather, Ford vs. Ferrari, Home Alone 2 and The Gentlemen.

TV Shows I’m Binging: The Sopranos, Ozark, Prison Break and Peaky Blinders.

Books I’m Reading: Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings and Kidnapped.

Games I’m Playing: FIFA, NBA 2K and Call Of Duty.

Music I’m Listening To: The 1975, Elton John, OneRepublic, The Beatles and Billy Joel.