When did you first know that you wanted to be a musician?
I knew I first wanted to be a musician around the age of eight. The radio was filled with the new sounds of 90’s country hitmakers Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, Clay Walker, Doug Supernaw, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others. I knew one day I would want to be a part in making that type of music. I would constantly sing into the mirror, sing on the playground, or in the car.
When it comes to your songwriting where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw my inspiration from the good and bad that has happened in my life. The pain from those I’ve lost, or a love that went wrong, to a love that will never die. If something makes me mad, I write about it. If something makes me happy, I also write about it. I write about the emotion that comes to heart.
Music is god’s language to the heart. I take the emotions I’m feeling or the things I’m dealing with in my life, and I write a song about it. I think that’s what helps people connect to music. When a singer is writing music from the heart, other people hear it and feel the same emotions. Some of my favorite songs in my life really captured something I was feeling at the time. The singer spoke to me through their music, and that’s what I’m doing when I sit down to write my own music.
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Zoe Hodges, Editor