I began singing in August of 2010. The tragic death of my beloved cousin, Collin Petts, inspired me to share my emotions through the gift of song. I had been working with friend and neighbor, Hunter Smith, on an original piece. I sang this song, 'Take Me To The Rain', at Collin's funeral; and dedicated it to his older brother, Kyle. That was only my second time singing at a public forum. I realized that I could affect people with my lyrics and voice. This past summer, I went to Nashville, TN where I recorded my debut EP of three original songs entitled 'Don't Shine'. It is my hope to continue: growing as an artist, writing moving lyrics and developing my unique style - blending country pop with Indie pop - to create a household favorite.