Right now I am writing you this note from my favorite coffee shop in Nashville, Tennessee. If someone would have told me 8 years ago when I started this journey, that at 21 years old I would be writing and recording for my first record I would have told them that they were crazy. Yet, here we are.
Since forever, I have been the girl telling the person beside her that we should embrace who we are and love our flaws. Yet, when I was home alone, I would look in the mirror and pick myself apart, comparing myself to others around me. I wasn’t practicing what I was preaching. And on 6.19.17, I woke up and realized that it was time to call myself out. This was the day Hypocrite was born.
Hypocrite is an important song to me because it started this new musical chapter that I now get to celebrate with you publicly for the first time. This song helped me shape my fingerprint within country music. Being launched into the songwriting world after appearing on The Ellen Degeneres show when I was thirteen years old gave me the opportunity to grow up around some of the most influential artists and songwriters. They taught me to explore and become a fan of so many different types of music. This project allows me to pull from all of those favorite places and experiences. For me, the most important thread displayed through those artists and songwriters who influenced me was the vulnerability and honesty they showed. That was something I worked very hard to capture in this upcoming project.
Getting to travel as a Radio Correspondent for Radio Disney Country for the past two years has allowed me to interview and learn from the artists that have come before me. I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to co-host my own radio show with Kalie Shorr and Radio Disney Country starting in the fall. I can’t wait to continue this journey beside them. With the support of Taylor Guitars and American Girl Doll, I have been able to connect with a younger audience by playing shows around the country and meeting girls just like me. This past summer I was invited by Jake Owen to appear on Real Country on USA network set to air in November 2018. All of these experiences have lead me to this sound, this song, and this chapter.
You know those moments in life that move you? All of the love, loss, heartaches, and firsts? Those moments that make you realize that being you is the most important thing you can do? I have been working to turn those moments we all have into songs every day. Now, I want us to celebrate those moments together because we have all been there. This project is for me, you, us.
This is just the beginning. I can’t wait to share this with you.
Origin: Sandy, UT
Genres: Country Pop