Do you often get compared to Taylor Swift because you play guitar and do country music?

I do! I think it probably has to do with the blonde hair! I love Taylor, so it’s an honor to be compared to someone who is so successful!

What inspires you to write so many songs?

Life 🙂 haha I like to write about what is going on in my own life, as well as in my friends and family’s lives. I write about anything from boys to air- planes! (My dad is a pilot and I’m cur- rently learning to fly also! I love it!)

How long have you been going after a career in music?

I started out as an actor about 5 years ago. I soon realized that in order to make it in the entertainment industry, I needed to be able to sing as well. My problem was that I had no natural singing ability whatsoever! My friends and family actually thought that I was tone deaf! However, when I set my mind to something, I won’t stop until I achieve my goal. So I started taking voice lessons and I fell in love with music! Now you can’t get me to be quiet!

Can you tell us about the very first time you performed on stage? Were you nervous?

When I was 13 I was in a music group, and our first performance was at my church. I was SUPER nervous about the performance, but I knew that my best friends were there on stage backing me up, and no matter what, we were in it together. They always encouraged me, and gave me confidence to sing in public. The show ended up going really well, and the audience really liked our songs!

Do you have any embarrassing moments while performing?

I ALMOST FELL ON STAGE! I performed at the Taste of Soul Music Festival this past year, and I was wearing these really cute black boots. The only problem with these boots was that the rubber had worn off the heel of the boot and they were really slippery. Fortunately I caught myself before I hit the ground! Oth- erwise I would have been SO embarrassed!

Are you working on any new projects for this year? Album?

I actually just got back from Nashville! I recorded 3 new songs! I finally have enough songs for my EPK, so hopefully I will be releasing that soon!

What advice do you have for other artists today?

I would say follow your dreams and never let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough. If I would have quit singing just because I wasn’t “naturally” tal-ented, and not many people thought that I would have a future in the music in- dustry, then I wouldn’t be where I am today. Finally, I would tell them to sur- round themselves with a great team. My team is so supportive, and they always have my best interest at heart. At the end of the day, they are more concerned about my personal well being rather than how many records I sell. However, they are fully committed to helping me achieve my goals, so let’s just hope that my well being AND my record sales will BOTH be great! 🙂



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