My grandfather got me started playing guitar with him when I was very young. I loved sitting in his lap and pretending to play. Sitting there singing Bible songs and old country songs was one of my favorite things.
I always loved singing, and was in the choir growing up. I put on little concerts for my family all the time in the living room or in my bedroom. Then, when I was in middle school, I wanted to be in the church band. I talked to people, auditioned, and got into the band as the lead singer. Every Sunday I got to go up in front of middle schoolers and high schoolers and sing, I had a blast! I especially loved during the summers, when we would go on mission trips and I would get to sing in front of the big crowds when several churches got together for the trips.
Once, I got into college, everything started happening so fast and I lost touch with my music. I did the occasional karaoke night here and there, and was the rockstar in my car. But, something always felt missing. After graduating college, getting married, moving, and getting a job, something still always felt missing in my life. Then, my grandfather passed away. All that went through my head when he died was Willie Nelson's song, "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain". I couldn't get it out of my head, and finally found a ratty old cheap guitar that my husband had as a kid and started playing.
Once I started, I couldn't stop. I started writing songs, playing covers, and I found myself again. I began playing for friends and family, building my confidence up. Then, spring of 2013 I began singing at a couple of local Canyon Lake, TX bars. Summer of 2013 I began playing open mic's in Canyon Lake, and not only ended up playing a couple songs, I would end up being put in the spotlight for most of the night. I love every minute of it, and can't wait to see what's next for me!