What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
My music is country-pop with trap and soul beats and elements.
Give us a little bio about you.
I have a passion for music that has carried on throughout my life, so it’s no surprise that I’m pursuing music as a career. I grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, and even went to school to be a pharmacist before I switched paths. I am also a skin cancer survivor and advocate. When I’m is not in the studio, I’m an advocate for raising awareness for early detection of skin cancer, including the “#GetNaked. It may save your life” campaign with The Melanoma Research Foundation.
What made you go into music?
I was born in Kentucky, near where the late Loretta Lynn was from, so country music has always been an influence in my life. I actually released my first album at only ten years old. My parents saw my passion and always encouraged it. I owe a lot to the people around me for standing beside me as I chase my dreams. I feel like I’m just getting started!
Who are your influences?
From early to current, my early musical influences are Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Patsy Cline, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Carrie Underwood.
Are you a signed?
I am an independent artist, but I work closely with my team at 22Visionz on writing, production, and everything in between. I’m grateful to have them in my corner!
You released your new single ‘Firecracker’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song.
The term ‘firecracker’ sort of embodies my personality in a nutshell. It’s about me being my bold, loud, spicy self, getting out there, exuding confidence, and shining bright. Meanwhile, finding someone special that can match that energy is everything! I came out the other side of a cancer battle with a stronger mind and body and I’m proud of that. I also wrote this song with an amazing team of accomplished writers that really helped me make my vision a reality. I think that moment helped solidify in my mind that I deserve a place in this industry not only as a performer but as a songwriter.
Describe the track in two words.
Explosive and sassy!
What was the writing and recording process like?
My management, T-RAN and 22Visionz, brought us all together. T-RAN introduced me to Cash Callaway and I recorded some covers first for YouTube and we all enjoyed the vibe. So we reconnected and brought in J-Lo and Celine Dion’s writer, Maria Christensen, as co-writer and we created “Firecracker.” The outcome was magical and greater than anything I could have imagined and we had a ton of fun together!
Who did you work with on the single?
My team consisted of myself, Maria Christensen, Cash Callaway, and T-RAN Gilbert.
Will we see a music video for ‘Firecracker’ and if so what can we expect from the creative process?
Yes! The music video is set to release after the new year so keep your eyes peeled! We filmed over the course of a long fourteen-hour day and the entire team was super involved. From choreography to videography, we covered everything and really made the song come to life in a new way. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
There’s definitely some larger projects coming up. My voice continues to get stronger and honestly, I feel like my best songs are yet to come. We have a ton to work with and I can’t wait to debut it!
What else can we expect in 2022?
I’m taking the rest of 2022 for some much-needed rest after the busiest year ever and spending time with my family and husband! I’m also still soaking up the love for “Firecracker” so far!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Personally, I hope to have made a family of my own, maybe a couple of kids. Career-wise, I hope to have had a platinum-selling album, won a Grammy or two, plus a sold-out world tour in the can. I want to travel the world and I feel like a world tour is the only way I’ve ever imagined doing it.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Go big or go home” is my personal motto. I’m a big proponent of preparation. I don’t like to “wing it” with my art. I like to mold it, pay attention to details, and have a plan. Then once I get up on stage, then that’s where “whatever happens is whatever happens” comes to play and I try to just live in the moment.