If you were to write an intro for “Charming” before it played on the radio, what would you want listeners to know about the song?

I wrote “Charming” when I needed to assure myself that I should have high standards for the people I dated and that it was okay to have them. Also, I needed to tell myself that I was not a hopeless damsel, but a strong woman who deserved to be treated with respect and loved right. 

6 Things You Don’t Know About Me:

Native of Indiana. Tell me you are from the Midwest without telling me you’re from the Midwest.

Ranch is not a sauce but a side in all situations. 

Moved to Nashville in 2018. Graduate of Belmont University for Commercial Music. The degree program is built on a foundation of Classical, Jazz and Blues to enhance the study of more contemporary styles of music such as bluegrass, jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and more. How did it teach you to incorporate different genres in your music?

Going to Belmont greatly impacted my genre of music as an artist. I came into Nashville not knowing my sound could be more than country or classical. Being surrounded by friends and co-writers who are different genres has helped me to add influences of rock, pop, and blues into my music and songwriting. I now would say my genre has old country foundations with notes of pop and rock influence. 

You co-wrote “Charming” with Erin Kinsey. Where are your favorite places to write in Music City?

I personally am a comfy writer! I love being in a home environment where me and my writer can relax and let ourselves open up and write naturally. 

Your new single references Cinderella and how you might have dropped your slipper on purpose knowing only that man that was your true prince charming would go to crazy lengths to find you. Which Disney female character is your favorite and why?

I would say my favorite Disney character would be Cinderella! I identify with her work ethic. She never had it easy. She went through pain and judgment before finding her happily ever after and even when she did find him, it wasn’t easy to get him. She didn’t feel she deserved him. This is exactly how I felt when I met my husband and it took me realizing I deserved someone who would fight for me as much as I would fight for them, for me to realize I could let myself find happiness. 

If you could eat one type of cuisine for the rest of your life, it would be _____.

Mexican… tacos are superior. 

The bravest thing you’ve ever done is _____.

Move to Nashville knowing no one and nothing about songwriting or the music industry.

Can you share 12 songs that have influenced your life and career?

“Blue” by LeAnn Rimes

This was the first song I performed out that made me know I wanted to do country music.

“Jesus Take The Wheel” by Carrie Underwood

This song was one of my favorite songs to sing in the car growing up.

“I Cross My Heart” by George Strait

My first dance with my husband.

“Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson

This song was my dancing song in high school. 

“Stay” by Sugarland

This song showed me how raw emotion can be conveyed in a music video.

“Kevlar Heart”

It is a song I wrote dedicated to the law enforcement community that has impacted my writing career.

“When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley

I loved this song and it always helped me through hard times.

“Sunscreen” by Ira Wolf

I love the simplicity and depth of these lyrics.

“The Good Stuff” by Kenny Chesney

I loved this song’s message about cherishing your moments in your relationships.

“Hide The Wine” by Carly Pearce

This song’s attitude and flirtatiousness just makes me want to dance.

“Make You Feel My Love” by (Adele’s Version)

Both of my maids of honor sang this at my wedding, and it always makes me smile any time it comes on.

“The Blessing” by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes

This was the song that played before my baptism.

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