COUNTRY MUSIC POWERFORCE
Learn more about this dynamic Country Artist and her journey from Oregon to Nashville...
Thank you for being part of our zine. Tell us more about your beginnings in the industry!
I’ve written songs for as long as I can remember, and eventually felt comfortable performing in front of people through church choir. I always knew I wanted to go into music when I grew up, especially songwriting, so I moved to Nashville from Oregon to go
to college at MTSU, where I majored in Music business. I ended up working in music publishing after I graduated, which was an awesome experience and definitely gave me a deep appreciation for all sides of the music industry. Eventually I felt like I was getting lost on the business side and knew I needed to take that leap into focusing on my own music, so I quite my job and booked an acoustic tour. I had odd jobs here and there (I was a princess for a while, that’s another story) but I’ve been able to write and travel all over to play for audiences ever since I took that leap, and I’m so grateful.
Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
I live in Nashville, TN now, but grew up in Bethany, OR.
Goals for 2020 and beyond?
I just put out an EP last month, so I am looking forward to getting back on the road in 2020 to support it and bring new music out to people. I love connecting with audiences, so that’s always a goal for each new year! I have some new music I’ve been
writing for other artists to be released on their projects, and look forward to putting out another single in the new year as well.
What have been the specific challenges in your career so far? What have been the greatest achievements so far?
I came to town with a different sound, which at the time was not the popular thing, I was kind of a Nora Jones country singer in the land of Bro-country back then. So learning how to be confident in that and not get discouraged by the people that didn’t
know what to do with me, was a big challenge early on. Finding people to trust can sometimes be a challenge as well in any industry, but especially ours. I’d say one of my personal achievements was getting to a place where I could quit odd office jobs
and be fully in music on the creative side. Playing the Bluebird Café for the first time was a childhood dream, so that was a magical moment for me for sure.
Where can our readers catch up with you out there soon?
I’ll have new show dates up soon for the new year, so watch for those! But alway online, on my socials, it’s such an awesome, personal way to connect.
Please answer the following: "If my fans really knew me, they would know that..."
They would know that no one knows that one thing that no one knows about me haha
Who are your top inspirations?
I’m a huge Carole King fan, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Nicole Nordeman. I grew up listening to Martina, LeeAnn Womack, Trisha, Sara Evans, all the late 90’s/early 2000’s female country artists, those songs still get me.
Having accomplished so much in your career, are there more dreams you hope to conquer?
Yes! I have to constantly remind myself how far I’ve come, because I’m almost always looking towards the next thing, and worried about not having accomplished enough yet. It’s the plague of the creative! haha
Any words of wisdom for your fans out there?
I don’t necessarily feel qualified to lend any words of wisdom. But, I do believe that if we all could trust our gut, learn how to know when we’re being our best selves and maintain it no matter what’s going on around us, and let go of what things should be in
order to lean in to what God has for us, we’d all be ahead of the game! Work in progress.
Please list your social media links so our readers can follow you everywhere!
I’m grateful for all the support, any stream, share, follow, it all means the world to
me. Music is a collective adventure, and I’m grateful for the company!