Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: I tend to find myself writing songs or just down in a journal when I need a moment to shut things out. I jot down a few things that are running through my mind just so I can get it out and into open space where I feel like I don’t need to keep thinking about it.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
Ans: At the moment, my favorite song to belt out in the car is definitely “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood or another song I find my self belting out in the car is a classic throwback which is Taylor Swift’s “Our Song”.
Q: At what age did you start singing?
Ans: I started singing when I was about 7 years old. I really wanted to take vocal lessons as a child so I ended up finding someone who teaches vocals and called her myself and set up vocal lessons. My mom got a call the next day asking if I actually wanted to do it and made sure that my mom knew about it. From then on I started vocal training and take them whenever I can now.
Q:When and why did you start playing?
Ans: I started singing when I was 7 years old but really fell in love with performing when I was about 10 or 11. I was in a girl group called the 5LPs (5 Little Princesses) and completely fell in love with the music industry. From that moment on, I knew that I couldn’t stay away and music is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Q: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
Ans: There are definitely so many I admire but the ones that really inspire me would be Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Chris Stapleton has a way of singing with so much soul that you can feel every little bit of emotion in whatever he sings. What I admire about Miranda Lambert is the attitude and drive in her music, theres not many people that can match her energy through song, and Carrie Underwood has so much power and technique in everything she sings.
Q: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
Ans: My fondest musical memories would be when I was at ‘The Voice’. It wasn’t necessarily my TV performance but actually the aftermath when everyone was back at the hotel and everyone was piled into one room and jamming out to whatever song that came to mind. Someone would play the same 4 chords and everyone hopped on with a new song every couple of seconds. I swear we made every song like a 25 part harmony haha.
Q: Have you been in competitions?
Ans: I was on season 16 of ’The Voice’. The voice was such a fun experience and really taught me a lot about who I am as an artist as well as as person. I was surrounded by some of the most talented musicians and really looked up to those around me. I kept pushing myself to strive to be better because I didn’t want people thinking that just because I was young, I may not be as much as a professional as them . I’m so grateful for that experience and everything I learned there.
Q: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Ans: I’m the kind of person to either keep going on with the show like nothing happened if it wasn’t too noticeable, or try to make a joke out of it to make myself better somehow!
Q: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Ans: I wouldn’t say that I get nervous before a show and I get more of an adrenaline rush. I may have a few nerves depending on what the event is, but most times I’m able to relax and enjoy those moment right before show time and change my nerves into excitement.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Ans: Finding a good balance is definitely necessary to stay sane. I mainly am all work unless I don’t have any
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