I’m a local singer/songwriter and also a wife and mother of four. I grew up in Castle Rock. My faith is important to me. I love art and creativity. Nature inspires me. My new EP, “Made New,” will be released everywhere on Sept. 22.
The single “Sing Out Your Song” from the EP has already been released. It’s a song I wrote for my daughter who is in middle school. It talks about the beauty of a person who is hurt and broken but still chooses to sing, and how making that choice to sing in the midst of a hard time changes you.
Recording my EP in Nashville
The experience was amazing! I got connected with a producer by a friend of a friend and we did all the pre-production of the songs via email. Then, I went to Nashville and we did all the recording in one week. The musicians were so good at their craft. They heard the demo of each song one time, then played it almost perfectly just by looking at the charts. The producer, Ryan Corn, was also great. He really shaped the sound into the vision we had.
Why I’m pursuing music
I have known I wanted to be a singer since I was a 4-year-old. I have been singing on my church’s worship team for more than 15 years. I have never really abandoned music, but once I got married and started having children, my focus really turned to my family. Some hard life circumstances a few years ago really forced me to look at my life and separate out what was important and needed to stay from what needed to go. Music was high on the “important” list. At that point, I started learning to play the guitar so that I could actually start playing shows.
A creative life
I have been a French teacher, a photographer and a small business owner (soap and body products). I also homeschool my two younger children and have recently learned to screen print. I kind of just love being creative. When something catches my interest, I want to learn how to do it.
I have learned to grab on to joy when it surfaces, and to look for beauty and goodness everywhere.
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