I tried really hard not to be a musician. As soon as I graduated high school in Sugar Hill, GA, I moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University. I grew up playing violin and was writing songs in my bedroom, but I kept any daydreams I had about playing music full time at an arms length. While I was in college, I started doing internships in the music business because I convinced myself that just being around it would be enough for me. One day during my senior year, I was typing someone else’s lyrics into a computer and something inside of me snapped. I knew I would always regret it if I didn’t at least try.
Right after graduation in 2018 I got a waitressing job at night so I could write songs during the day. On my nights off I would go play writer’s rounds around town and meet people to write with. Before too long I found myself in an incredible community of artists and friends. Being surrounded by people that inspired me so much made me want to work even harder. In 2021, I signed my first publishing deal with Hang Your Hat Music, a co-venture with Concord Music started by Hillary Lindsey, an absolute hero of mine. Since then, I have had the opportunity to make music both on and off stage with my heroes every day. I’m currently working on my debut project and am beyond excited to get it out into the world. Here’s to the dreams that keep us up at night.