I have always loved music from a young age and was constantly around it as some of my family members have a musical background. My father is a professional musician; he is a drummer and plays music as his full-time job. Growing up, he would play guitar for me, introduce me to classic bands and artists, and let me bang around on various instruments. However, it wasn’t until later in my life that I realized music was my passion, talent, and calling.
When I was younger, music was more a private part of my life. I would sing and put on performances for family and friends, but never thought of truly sharing that part of me with the rest of the world. That all changed when I was thirteen years old. In the eighth grade, my dad and his former bandmate, Michael Howard, wrote a song specifically for me to sing, called “You Make Me Believe”. I had the opportunity to go into a studio for the first time, record this demo, and see what being a recording artist is like. Not long after the birth of this song, I decided I wanted to try out for my middle school talent show. I had never done anything like this before; I had never performed in front of an audience as a solo act. But before I knew it, I made the talent show and was standing in front of nearly 1,000 people bearing my heart and voice.
After that day of the talent show, I knew all I wanted to do for the rest of my life was sing. In high school, I was in choir, learned how to play guitar and piano, and started my own YouTube channel. People from all over the country were watching me and my journey, encouraging me along the way. Since then, I have made a number of personal achievements in my music career. I have written, recorded and released my first single; I have performed in various restaurants and bars, including some on Broadway in Downtown Nashville; I have been in a singing competition and made the final four; I have auditioned for NBC’s “The Voice”; most importantly, I have been given amazing opportunities and met so many amazing people since pursuing my musical career, most of which would not have been possible before.