If you were to write an intro for “Texas Hold Him” before it played on the radio, what would you want listeners to know about the song?
I would want them to know that this song is about when you know you love someone and have done everything to make things work, but maybe in the end you realize you two just weren’t meant to be and that’s okay. It’s okay to still love that person and let them go for the better no matter how hard it is. In the end, it’s probably what’s best for both parties in the long run.
6 Things You Don’t Know About Me:
Hometown, Power Springs, GA. Enjoying outdoor activities with friends and family – horseback riding, swimming, four wheeling, hunting, and traveling. What are some bucket list trips you’d love to take with your family?
Hawaii, Alaska, and Greece.
At age 14, debut recording, a cover of Don Henley and Patty Smyth’s classic, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” with your dad, Travis in 2012. How did you chose this song as your first recording?
I was sitting in the back of the car, me and my family were headed to a wedding. Dad had his playlist playing and one of them was a demo of the duet that dad was looking for a female artist to cut with him. I started singing the female parts from the back seat and, every time the song would finish, I’d ask my dad to play it again (I had no clue he was even listening to me). And when we got to our destination, he told my mom that he wanted me to be the female artist on the song and that’s where it all started!
Debut single, “Perfect,” co-written by Jesse Owen Astin, Adam Folsom, and Dionne Osborne, released in the fall of 2017. Your hope for the release was that it would resonate with fans, reminding them of their first love. What have fans shared with you from when they first listened to this song?
A lot of people have told me it reminds them of falling in love for the first time with their crush, so I was very happy that what we wanted to resonate with that song stuck. Of course, I loved hearing all the stories from the fans about what the song means to them and how it brought them right back to that perfect moment.
“If these walls could talk and rumors walk…” “Porch Light,” written by Jaida Dreyer. What attracted you to record this song?
Definitely the attitude! I loved this song the second I heard it because it was right up my alley, personality wise, all the sass and how the song clearly shows that she’s not going to be treated any kind of way. And that’s a lot like my personality cause I’m sweet as pie to a fault sometimes but if you cross me hell hath no fury like a woman scorned lol.
Writing songs to establish your musical identity. Where are some of your favorite places to write?
I love being outside. Sitting on a porch, by any body of water, anywhere scenic and beautiful. Somewhere where there isn’t much going on and I can clear my mind. Sometimes ideas will hit me in the bed too and I have a journal in my nightstand. I’ll just reach over and write down what flows and that’s also relaxing for me too.
I hope to have an Opry debut real soon so I can start paying my dues haha. I’m going to keep putting out new music and touring to new places and keep growing my fan base! And to make a name for myself and my career in this industry.
Can you share 12 songs that have influenced your life and career?
Suds In The Bucket- Sara Evans
Blue Bayou- Linda Ronstadt
Jolene- Dolly Parton
I Hope You Dance- Lee Ann Womack
Tin Man- Miranda Lambert
Redneck Woman- Gretchen Wilson
Concrete Angel- Martina McBride
She’s In Love With The Boy- Trisha Yearwood
How Do I Live- LeAnn Rimes
Heads Carolina, Tails California- Jo Dee Messina