Being the daughter of one of Scotland’s most famous musicians would surely be a huge stepping stone for any aspiring singer-songwriter.
But Roseanne Reid, daughter of The Proclaimers’ Craig Reid, said she tried so hard not to use her family background to boost her career that she would change the subject when asked if her parents were musical.
The 26-year-old released her debut album, Trails, on Friday and admits it took her a long time to reveal her background.
“It was a very conscious thing, not to mention my dad,” Roseanne admitted.
“When people asked me if I had musical parents, I would try to change the subject. I wasn’t open about it until I was 24.”
Now that her album, a mix of Americana, folk and alt-country, has been released, she admits she is feeling the pressure of her family’s musical legacy.
“That might just be my insecurities coming into play now,” she said.
“Hopefully I can start to step out of the shadows with this album.”
Despite her dad being behind some of Scotland’s most cherished songs, Roseanne credits her mum, Petra, and American singer-songwriter Steve Earle, as the shining lights guiding her career.
“With Steve, I’ve been really lucky.
“I went over to one of his songwriting workshops in New York in 2014 and we’ve kept in touch since.”
The country star duets with Roseanne on one of the tracks on her album.
Roseanne has already supported folk-country legend Kathy Mattea this year and recorded a performance for Jools Holland’s show on Radio 2.
However, she doesn’t foresee herself supporting The Proclaimers any time soon.
“It’s is not a subject we’ve broached, she added.