About I Had to Ask


I am Lillian Freeman and I am the voice behind the interviews you hear on “I Had to Ask.” I started this podcast in 6th grade after getting my start at Red Bank Elementary’s Kool Kidz and a Radio Show. I now go to MerleFest, International Bluegrass Music Association Events, and the South Carolina Book Festival.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comment boxes found around the website or shoot me an email at…


~Lillian Freeman




Recently I have had some questions on how I started I Had to Ask, so I figured I would tell you in case you are ever wondering, here it is…

I was introduced to bluegrass music as a child as well as the Grateful Dead, I do not remember clearly listening to the music at a certain age, but, in first grade, my parents told me I would be going to MerleFest, and so the journey began.

In fourth grade, I moved to Red Bank Elementary School in Lexington, SC. At Red Bank Elementary I was informed that a teacher, Mr. John Paul Sellars, ran a student-led radio show called Kool Kidz and a Radio show. 

So, that April I reported for Kool Kidz and a Radio Show at MerleFest, and the rest was history.

When I started middle school I officially started my own podcast, and that’s what you see now.

Thanks for reading about I Had to Ask!


One thought on “About I Had to Ask

  1. Good job! Enjoyed talking with you the other day and glad you included this background on your site.

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