I began writing songs when I was 12 years old. I had a guitar with a hole in it, and got a tab book. About a week later, I wrote my first song. It just came naturally, like it was something I had always done. My Kentucky roots, on my momma's side, has always been a major influence and reason for my love of country music. When I was a kid, it was normal to go to my moms parents house, and there would be a porch full of family, and a banjo, mandolin, 2 guitars and a stand up wash tub bass in full swing. I have been somewhat of a closet singer songwriter until this year, when I decided that it was time to put forth the effort to be heard, share my music, and land a publishing deal. Writing country music is a part of me, and will always be that way. My influences as an artist ( i do not claim to sing all that well ) are Keith Whitley, Vern Gosdin, Darryl Singletary, Randy Travis, Montgomery Gentry and Mark Nesler. As a writer, I always followed the ways of Chris Wallin, Tony Lane, Anthony Smith, Jeffery Steele and Debi Champion. All, very good writers.
At the end of the day, music is in my heart. It is part of me, and sometimes, most of me. My goal is to be a staff writer in Nashville, and write songs that make folks feel something. I will always be a songwriter. It's just who I am.