First song you learned all the words to?
Probably ‘I Just Drove By’ by Willie Nelson. It was the first song that I learned with my grandpa, so I knew it by heart. That’s the first one that I remember knowing all the words to because we would sing it together all the time.
A song that makes you think of touring?
I think ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’, that’s the song I always play in the car when jamming out.
A live show that changed your life?
The last night of Country 2 Country for me as a performer, that has already changed so much, it’s just such a great experience. Watching someone else it’d definitely be Taylor Swift. I went to a ton of her concerts when I was younger and I just really looked up to her a lot, she was amazing.
A song that reminds you of growing up?
‘The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA’ not a lot of people know it but it’s a family favourite.
A song you can no longer listen to?
I cannot stand ‘Baby Shark’ it’s been played way too many times. My little sister loves that song but it’s so annoying.
An album that made you want to be a musician?
The ‘Red’ album by Taylor Swift is really good or Kacey Musgraves ‘Pageant Material’. I’ve always loved writing and singing ever since I was really little. I would still be doing this for the rest of my life, whether or not it was a career for me and it was those albums that really inspired me to pursue my passion.
In some ways you fell into the music industry via TikTok, when you began uploading videos, did you have any idea how people would react?
No, the first bathtub video that I posted was just for fun. It was a joke that I was singing in the bathtub – very nonchalant. Then it blew up. It was such a crazy moment, because it was something that I just did for fun.
What’s your songwriting process like?
A lot of my inspiration comes from my journal, I keep a journal every day. So a lot of that comes from my personal, everyday feelings in life, reading back into my journal.
Tell me the story behind your song ‘Narcissist’?
Most of the songs that I write come straight out of my journal and that one in particular. There was just this one person in my life – everyone has someone like this – where every time they would do something that just wasn’t very kind, I’d confront them about it and somehow, it got turned on me that I was crazy and dramatic, overreacting, you know, all the good words.