I was born outside of Orlando, Florida, but moved to Tampa when I was 6 months old. My parents say I was singing before I could even talk. When I was 4 I snuck out of the nursery at church to join the children’s choir on stage. I knew all the songs so they let me stay, and even let me join the choir (2 whole years early!) From that moment on I was hooked on music. My 3 older sisters and I did lots of performing as a group at churches, sporting events, and weddings. As kids, our parents used to make us sing together in the car to keep us from fighting, so we developed a pretty tight blend right from the get to. My early influences were the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and Blake Shelton.
I’d always Known I wanted to pursue a music career, and living in Music City would bring me closer to my dream, so the second I graduated high school I packed up and headed to Nashville to start a new chapter of my life at Belmont University. There, I was the lead singer of a Bluegrass group directed by Tammy Rogers King (of the Steel Drivers). We had the privilege of sharing the stage with Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, Del McCoury Band, and others. We also performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and on the WSM radio show. During my last 2 years at Belmont, I developed a love of songwriting, and a passion for telling stories through music. After graduation I expanded my network of cowriters and my catalog of songs fairly quickly. Recently I’ve enjoyed playing writers nights at The Listening Room, The Tin Roof, and other local venues. In addition to recording my own songs, I’ve done several demos for other songwriters and producers such as; Big Tent Publishing, Conrad Johnson, Mike Flanders, Tim Scott Productions, Mary Welch Francis, and others.