Radio Feedback: Colbie Caillat Enjoys ‘Bubbly’ Brunch Surprise with Family

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(Courtesy of Republic Records)

(Courtesy of Republic Records)

By Annie Reuter

Welcome to Radio Feedback,’s weekly feature where we ask artists to wax nostalgic on the first time they heard themselves on the radio.

Colbie Caillat never imagined uploading a few demos on MySpace would lead to national radio airplay. While she has gone on to release several albums and win two GRAMMYs (and garner a nomination this year for her collaboration “We Both Know” with Gavin DeGraw), she’ll never forget the first time she heard herself on the radio. In an interview with, she filled us in on hearing her debut single, “Bubbly,” alongside her family.

“I’m from Southern California and my family and I, we always have a tradition,” she told “Most Sundays we go to this restaurant called Sagebrush for brunch. We were there and I had just come home from tour. When you’re on tour you don’t really get to listen to the radio that much so I heard my music was being played, I actually just never heard it with my own ears.”

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As her family was eating, “Bubbly” came on the speakers and they erupted with excitement, much to her embarrassment.

“My mom stood up and started dancing around the table,” she recalled. “I couldn’t believe that that was actually my song on the radio. It’s always cool when I get in my car and I turn the radio on and one of my songs is playing. It never gets old.”

Colbie Caillat(Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Caillat’s most recent radio single is “Hold On,” a song she wrote with OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder.

Tune in to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26 (8 p.m. EST, CBS) to see if Caillat takes home her third GRAMMY.

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