Thanks for stopping by my website. I assume you’re either listening to my music or trying to see when my next show is, OR maybe you’re here to read a little more about me. If that’s the case, then I am flattered. Without further ado, here’s my story.
I was born in the beautiful, natural state of Arkansas in 1997, which makes me twenty years old now. Little Rock, Arkansas will forever and always be my hometown and home state. But from Arkansas my family moved to Texas, then Massachusetts, then Michigan, then Illinois, and finally where we’ve stamped the label of “home” now is Franklin, Tennessee. Fifteen miles south of Nashville, it is absolutely beautiful and historic and charming.
My first album was George Strait’s album “Always Never the Same.” As a three year old I sang the song “Write This Down” so much, I still remember every word. I think my love for country music definitely started there. My parents were born and raised in the South, so I remember listening to Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, The Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, John Michael Montgomery, and so many other artists that have influenced my style. At the time, I really didn’t know that they were influencing me. I remember listening to all these artists, but when I was six I started singing in church.
Our church had 1,000-1,500 people attending weekly so it was a pretty swell place to start singing at. But my focus shifted from listening and singing country music to all Christian songs, which has greatly influenced my style as well. My faith is the biggest and most important part of my life, so singing in church was natural for me even as a six year old. It wasn’t until I was about eleven or twelve when I started to get back into country music. I would hear songs on country radio that I remembered hearing when I was little, and it was like I discovered a part of me that I had forgotten about. I always had thought I wanted to be a Contemporary Christian singer, but I started to wonder if maybe Country music was the route that I should pursue instead. I started writing country songs, researching country artists, learning their songs and soaking in their stories. I got a pink sparkly guitar, and then two Gibson guitars and the rest is history.
I am whole-heartedly pursuing Country music. Not the trashy country music that is constantly being worn out by the radio today, but true, authentic country music. Country music with a message and a purpose and a story. I’m writing, I’m trying to be the best guitar player I can be, and I’m learning to sing louder and stronger than ever before. I’m giving it my best effort, and I hope and pray it’s good enough. I truly feel that this is where God is leading me and this is what He is calling me to do. I’m thrilled to see what opportunities will open up as I seek to follow and honor Him in everything I do.
2 Timothy 1:7