I was homeschooled from 2nd to 8th grade. My mom taught me and my brother and is now teaching my little sister. School always took me longer than everyone else because I spent most my time day dreaming and writing lyrics on the back of my notebooks. Haha! My mom is amazing for the patience she had with me!
Growing up I did a lot of singing in church and National Anthems for high school which turned into singing for some major events and sport teams throughout the years. I joined a band right out of high school and played many shows throughout the New England area for years. My parents have always been an amazing support system for me and I remember so many late nights driving home from gigs with my dad. Being absolutely exhausted but loving what I was able to do. I ended up having the opportunity to open for some awesome acts and met some people in the industry who took time to put into my life. I will always be grateful for their help and advice. I started making trips down to Nashville for writing and working on my first EP “Like It Or Not” that I released back in 2012. I have since moved to Nashville and continue playing, writing, and networking to build my career further.
2. How did you get into country music and how did you know you wanted a career in country music?
Ive always loved all kinds of music. I definitely still incorporate a lot of pop into my style but country music stole my heart with the writing side of things. It fit who I am as a person and an artist with being able to write about everything in life from relationships to faith.
3. Who are some of your musical icons?
Oh I could have a long list of writers and artists that I really admire. The list continues to grow but my biggest influence in music, since a very young age, has been Amy Grant. She always will be my top favorite!
4. Is there anything else coming up with your music for the rest of 2017?
I released my 2nd EP “Love Me Crazy” last Summer that I wrote with some of my favorite writers and co produced with my friend Chris Parker. I am really excited to say I will be releasing some new music within the next few months! I can’t wait to share the next single with everyone. Its a pretty heartfelt and honest song.
5. What is one of your favorite venues you have played at and what musican were you the most excitied to open up for?
Oh dang! Good question. I have played at a lot of really cool venues and had the opportunity to open for some amazing people. I would have to say singing the Anthem at Gillette Stadium is always an incredible honor and experience. As far as a favorite opener and show venue I would have to say it was getting to open for Phil Vassar at The House of Blues in Boston. Would love to be back there someday soon!
6. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years with your music?
Always shoot for the top! No reason you shouldn’t with a dream and passion. But I would love to be able to support myself and family with music and touch peoples lives in whatever plan God has for me.
7. What do you like to do in your free time?
I actually enjoy working out. I love running outside especially. I’m a huge movie person as well! Disney or Pixar are favorites for sure! And I think Id like to buy a canoe haha I have an obsession with boats and floating down the river lately.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
Its actually a Bible verse. I have it tattooed on my wrist. Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my Shield and my Strength. My heart trusted in Him and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices and with my song I’ll praise Him.”