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Vanessa Carlton no longer has to walk A Thousand Miles. Instead, she can hop on her tour bus and off she goes. A former ballerina-to-be, Vanessa used to play piano to blow off steam while training for her future profession. Little did she know, it wasn't her training at the ballet bar that would help her hit it big. In fact, that little hobby of hers -- singing and piano -- turned out to be her true calling.

Lindzi.com: What's the craziest thing that's happened to you since you've begun touring? 

Vanessa Carlton: I'm scared because there is going to be something really crazy. We haven't had something so bad just yet. I've only been on the bus for a couple weeks now and -- so far -- I've just been sleeping. Anytime I'm on the bus, I sleep. I sleep for hours on that thing. I'm kinda scared. I'm sure something really weird will happen.

Lindzi.com: Life on the road can be draining. Are you happy?

Vanessa Carlton: I'm very happy. I'm so proud of my record. What gets me through is getting on stage every day and playing. That gets you through the media stuff and photo shoots -- all that stuff that you didn't necessarily know you'd get yourself into.

Lindzi.com: It must get boring answering the same questions repeatedly. What's the most annoying question to be asked?

Vanessa Carlton: Stuff about my personal life. It's nobody's business.

Lindzi.com: What's the biggest misconception you had about hitting it big?

Vanessa Carlton: I don't think I ever really imagined what it would be like. You see people on TV or hear them on the radio, you see the whole thing. You see the whole rise to super stardom. I don't think I ever placed myself in that position to know what it was like. I don't think I had preconceived notions about it.

Lindzi.com: What is the rise to fame like?

Vanessa Carlton: You don't know until you're in it. Then, it's like... okay. All that I can say is that it's much more glitzy and glittery on the outside. When you're in it, it doesn't sparkle like it does when you're peering in from an outside perspective.

Lindzi.com:: I wanted to ask you about that nose ring you're sporting... When did that come about?

Vanessa Carlton: I've had my nose ring since I was 17. You can't really see it in pictures. It's really teeny. I don't know. I had quit ballet school and they would never let me have any facial piercing. I always wanted to have that so I got it for myself.

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