It’s videos like this that really make me stop and think... “is this really my life?”
I know most of you know my story... but for those of you that don’t, here it is.
⁃ 4 years old. Became obsessed with rock music. (Linkin Park being my favorite band...probably not the healthiest influence... but thanks dad! LOL)
⁃ 5 years old. Started playing guitar. (no one in my family is musical. It was just always in my heart)
⁃ 12 years old. Started singing, writing & performing.
⁃ 18 years old. Started playing bars
⁃ 19 years old. Wanted to reach more people & got the crazy idea to take my truck out to the middle of a tailgate before a Brad Paisley concert
⁃ 19 years old. Recorded my debut 6 song EP featuring “Drop a Tailgate” that was inspired by those sunburned CRAZY tailgates I played off the back of my truck... wouldn’t trade those days for anything
⁃ 20 years old. Released the “Buy You a Drink” EP, started selling out my own headlining shows, played the MAIN STAGE on a festival with Riley Green, Morgan Wallen, Chris Lane, Chase Rice, & Kip Moore at the same amphitheater I used to park my tailgate at and play off the back of.
⁃ 21 years old. COVID hit, had to cancel my tour, got in the best shape of my life physically & mentally, started reading a book per week, recorded the “We Brought The Party” EP.
⁃ 22 years old... ⤵️
& now here I am at 22 years old... just released one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written “Nashville & Hawaii”, and as corny as it sounds, I actually shed a few tears watching this video that @michelle sent me. Of course I have massive goals to sell out arenas, amphitheaters, and stadiums across the world... but watching this video... I realized that the only thing that 19 year old me (with a voice a few semi-tones higher than it is now) wanted was to connect with people & make happy through music. At 22 years old... that’s still the only thing I want & it’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m absolutely humbled & grateful beyond words. I love music more than anything & love y’all like family. Keep loving the music. There’s tons more coming. Love y’all ❤️🌅🏟