I'm the oldest of three kids. I grew up in the small east Tennessee town of Sparta. I like to tell stories.
As long as I can remember I've liked to tell them, and so I guess becoming a songwriter was logical. Every song I write is like a chapter from a book...they are stories for you and truths for me.
I never write a song just to write a song. They paint a true and vivid picture of what my life is or was like. My goal when writing is to make people feel something - I want them to think. My stories, and thus my songs, come from observation, lessons, love and dreams.
I picked up the guitar at the age of thirteen and formed my first band at fourteen. With over 1,000 shows under my belt, the next step was to go after my true dream of becoming a professional artist...so off to Music City I went. I started making trips back and forth to Nashville at the end of 2012, and met Clarence Spalding who would sign me to Maverick Management (home to Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, and Terri Clark). I also landed a publishing deal with Sony ATV in 2014.