My love of music began at the age of four when I stumbled upon a Conway Twitty cassette tape of my dad's. I remember pressing my ear to the speaker and listening to "Don't Cry Joni," and crying 'cause I could feel what the characters in that song felt. Ever since, I've been singing and writing songs as a way to express myself and connect to other people.
I learned to play guitar at my aunt and uncle's Pentecostal church in Norton, Virginia and took piano lessons as a kid. I grew up on classic country, 90's country, and bluegrass. In my mid-20's, I connected with John Pennell, an original member of what became Alison Krauss & Union Station. John and I started writing songs together and he graciously produced an EP for me in 2016.
In 2018, I was really honored to win first place in the Country category of the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest for "Whiskey Ain't Got Nothing On You," a song I wrote with Tom Buller. I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee, where I'm working towards a Bachelor's degree from Belmont University, performing, running a small house painting business, writing songs, and working on a new record.
Thanks for your interest in what I'm doing.
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