All throughout my childhood, I was never one to shy away from standing in the spotlight. I was definitely meant to be on the stage. When I was 7 years old, my mom took me to my first voice lesson. I fell in love and grew to be so fascinated with the idea of being a singer. When I was 14 I formed my first Country band in Cincinnati with all Jazz musicians. I know what you’re probably thinking; “that seems interesting”. Well, it was! But, I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. Actually, all of the hard times I’ve had to face I wouldn’t want to redo because they’ve made me a stronger, more experienced, knowledgeable artist! My first few years, I had shows where the rhythm guitar player would be playing in one key, the bass player would be playing in another key and neither of the keys were the actual key of the song! After gigs like that, I would go to the car, cry, and ask myself, “Is all this stress worth it?” I soon realized that after those terrible experiences, I appreciated and loved all the great experiences and I would soon answer my own question, “there’s nowhere else I belong”.
From the age of 14 all the way up to 18 I worked extremely hard at improving my voice, my brand, marketing, social media and network around Ohio. By the age of 17-19 I was playing out at different festivals, fairs, bars, and clubs 3-4 times a week. I opened for Dustin Lynch, John Michael Montgomery, Billy Ray Cyrus, Daryl Singletary, Kip Moore and Josh Thompson. I was living the dream and couldn’t have been more excited to continue and grow in Nashville, Tennessee. My ticket to Nashville was to attend Belmont University where I am a junior and study, The Entertainment Industry. During my freshman year, I decided I needed to figure out a few of the most important questions an artist needs to know in order to be genuine and real with all my supporters: “Who am I as an artist?” “What do I want to be known as?” “Where does my heart feel most at home?” To answer these questions, I expanded in music and started up a Rock band where we would play covers by CCR, Lenny Kravitz, AC/DC, and more. That was fun and it really expanded my knowledge of music history, but I still didn’t feel like it was home. Rocking country music is where I belong!
Now, here I am! I’m a girl who holds a huge spot in her heart for the Foo Fighters, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin but is definitely more heavily influenced by the Dixie Chicks, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves. I’m in the process of working on my latest EP that’s going to share music from my naked soul. I have a full band that keeps the crowd on their feet by playing covers through a variety of artists/bands such as: Dixie Chicks, Gretchen Wilson, Loretta Lynn, The Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Miranda Lambert, and more!
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Five things I like to do in my spare time:
1.) Watch 90’s Britney Spears music videos 2.) Sing to myself in the bathroom mirror 3.) Get crafty with seasonal activities 4.) Text whoever enters my mind and tell them, how much I love them. 5.) Shop.