1.) Why country music?
Country music was my first love. I spent my entire childhood jamming out to Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and King George. My dad always had it playing wherever we went. All of my memories of growing up were fishing and camping while listening to these amazing artists paint these vivid stories. The lyrics, melodies and timelessness of country will always have my heart.
2.) You grew up in Colorado. How did that shape your music?
Colorado is a great place for music. Colorado has a huge country scene, but is a melting pot when it comes to genres. I grew up listening to everything because I had friends and family members who were constantly introducing me to new styles and sounds. It shaped me into the artist I am today and I am so grateful that I grew up in the Mile High City.
3.) You have a ton of social media followers! What’s your secret and how do you keep them all engaged?
I just posted covers and got lucky to be completely honest! I am SO grateful for my followers and how willing they are to go the extra mile for me. I like to go out of my way to connect with fans and make sure that they feel apart of my journey. I think the secret to social media is to just engage the fan base and make them feel like family!
4.) Who are your inspirations in country music and why?
In country music, I draw inspiration from anyone trying to push the boundaries and do something a little different. Recently, people such as Madsen Morris, Sam Hunt, Chris Lane, Kelsea Ballerini and other amazing artists have been super inspiring!
5.) You do some awesome song covers! How do you choose the songs?
I like to take requests if I can! I also love singing multi-genre music to try and engage a larger fan base. After all of that, it usually just comes down to what had been stuck in my head all week!
6.) Tell us about your single “Do It All Again.”
My new single “Do It All Again” is a real look into young love. A lot of the time, we fall so hard for someone and it just doesn’t end up working out. This song is a way to look back in loving remembrance and try to feel some of those old feelings one more time.
7.) What’s something about yourself that people would never guess?
I used to play football in college! I loved the game but after 2 shoulder surgeries, I had to give it up.
8.) You post about your mom frequently on social media. What role has she played in helping you pursue your dreams?
My mom is my hero. I have never met someone as selfless, genuine and with a bigger heart. My mom and my dad have been an incredible support system and have let me chase my dreams relentlessly.
I wouldn’t be anywhere without my amazing parents.
9.) You’re partenering up with Love Your Melon for an awesome cause. Can you tell us a little more about that?
Love Your Melon is an awesome organization! They are dedicated to putting hats on children battling cancer and patterning with organizations who are fighting pediatric cancer. I am so so so proud to partner with such an awesome organization.
10.) What are your goals in the next 6 months?
My goals are to keep connecting with fans and to release some more awesome music! I am super excited for 2017!