I am a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Tennessee. My musical journey began at the age of 12 when my best friend Tommy Deane taught me to play the guitar. We spent countless hours in the basement of my home playing songs by the Beatles and groups from the 60s.
In 2018, I formed a friendship with Rob MacLeod, StartUp Music Mentors, a music recording/ consultant group in Dublin Ireland. I began learning how to best utilize major social media platforms.
In 2019, Rob and I decided he would record an album of my songs titled “Red Roses On A Windowsill” along with three videos that were produced in Ireland. One of the videos, “Sing A Lullaby” has attracted over 130k views from fans around the world.
In late 2019, I recorded my first album “ not looking back” with Daystar Recording Group in Knoxville,Tn release date was August of 2020. The first single, “In And Out” received over 30k views on social media worldwide in the first few weeks.
My music from the “not looking back” album has been played on several internet radio station around the world:
WYLB-FM in Livingston Al/Meridian Ms
Banks Radio (BRA) Australia
The Georgia Songbirds (Georgia) In And Out stayed on their top 10 for over 30 days
2016—my song Tennessee Spring was entered into the NSAI, Nashville Songwriters
Association International’s songwriters contest receiving critical acclaim.
2018—-Exit 10, Tennessee Spring and Baptize Me received reviews from Gerald Crabb, noted writer who has written 46 top 10 hits as well as 26 number 1 hits nationally.
2019—-WYLB-FM Livingston Al/Meridian Ms featured “Tennessee Spring” on their Song Gallery program and podcasted worldwide.
2019- Dirt Road Social Club featuring Ken Sanvidge recorded “Leaving Macon" and was featured on WLYB-FM Song Gallery Livingston Al/Meridian Ms .
2019-"Most Promising Traditional Country Songwriter of the Year" for Exit 10 (Volunteer State Country, Gospel, Bluegrass Music Organization, VSCGBMO) Elevated me to the North American Country Music Association International, NACMAI, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
2019- spotlight song of the day (Sing A Lullaby recorded in Ireland)— Sudwestmecklinburger Runschau (a German online magazine).
2020—Rosalee, a song from my album placed as a finalist as Best POP Song in the World
2020—featured artist in Poze Productions magazine (vol 37)
2020- guest artist on Middle Georgia Podcasts (Macon Ga) with legendary host Ben Sandifer
2021- guest on Quirky Minds podcast (Las Vegas, Nv) with hosts Temple Kinyon and
2020- Summer and Fall- Finalist World Songwriting Awards POP category-In And Out/Rosalee
2021- Winter-Finalist World Songwriting Awards POP category-You Get To Me
2021- Michela Vannazana-renown singer in Italy to use my song In And Out in her act
2021-Sync licensing deal with Amurco, London, UK
2021- finalist in the USA Male Rising Star category (International Singer/Songwriters Assn) winner announced in August 2021.
My fan base has grown throughout the world in the past two years as has my contacts with the music industry.