I grew up in a very close-knit Christian family, I was home-schooled, and started attending college as a high school junior. Music was always important in our house and I fell in love with it at an early age. At fifteen I bought my first guitar from a buddy for $25. I started writing my first songs with heavy influence from 90s pop/rock music such as Hootie and the Blowfish, Sister Hazel, Jars of Clay and U2. The only country music I had any familiarity with was fringe country like The Eagles, Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell. But in the summer of 2006 I met country music singer-songwriter Johnny Jolin. His country-rock shows blew me away and I quickly started to listen to country more and more. I have been writing commercial country music since late 2007. I have cuts by Andy Griggs, Johnny Jolin, The Front Porch Country Band and numerous other indie artist as well as compilation placements.