I am a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Tennessee. My musical journey began at the age of 12, my best friend Tommy Deane taught me to play the guitar and we spent countless hours in the basement of my home playing songs by the Beatles and groups from the 60s. I began writing lyrics and songs in 2015 and networking with musicians locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. My connections within the music industry has grown as I have connected with musicians all over the world. I have worked and/or recorded with many local, regional and international musicians/artists and have had my songs presented to numerous artists both domestic and international for recording considerations.
In 2018, I formed a friendship with Rob MacLeod, StartUp Music Mentors, a music recording consultant group in Dublin Ireland to began learning how to best utilize the 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 produced in Ireland for three singles from that album. One of the videos from the album, “Sing A Lullaby” has attracted over 108k views from around the world.
My music has been featured on WYLB-FM Livingston Al/Meridian Ms and internet radio stations around the world. In late 2019, I recorded my first album “ not looking back” on Daystar Records label in Knoxville, Tn and released it in August of 2020. The first single, “In And Out” has received over 18k views on social media worldwide
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, a noted writer who has written 46 top 10 hits as well as 26 number 1 hits nationally.
March 30, 2019, WYLB-FM in Livingston Al/Meridian Ms featured “Tennessee Spring” on their Song Gallery program and podcasted worldwide.
April 27, 2019, "Leaving Macon" recorded by Dirt Road Social Club, featuring Ken Sanvidge was featured on WLYB-FM.
2019 - I won my first award as the "Most Promising Traditional Country Songwriter of the Year" for Exit 10, through Volunteer State Country, Gospel, Bluegrass Music Organization, VSCGBMO, for 2019. This award elevated me to the North American Country Music Association International, NACMAI, to be held in the spring of 2020, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
2020 - My single In and Out placed as a finalist as Best POP Song in the World Songwriting Awards.
2020 - Rosalee, a song from my album placed as a finalist as Best POP Song in the World Songwriting Awards.