Since Melissa has been songwriting professionally, she’s had cuts by several major recording artists including Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Mallary Hope, David Nail, Phil Stacey, John Paul White, Maia Sharp, and Jonathan Singleton among others. She is a recipient of the 2004 ASCAP Country Music Awards for writing the country single “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain” for Reba McEntire, one of the year’s most played songs as well as a number one video hit on CMT.
Melissa has penned two recent international hits. Doc Walker’s “I Am Ready” went top 10 in Canada in 2005. Bella’s “Tumbling Down” went top 10 in Australia in 2004, was a number one hit on Austar’s Country Music Channel (CMC), and helped earned the group the “Vocal Group of the Year” award at Australia’s Country Music Awards.
In January 2009, Melissa's song "That's Where It Is" performed by Carrie Underwood was placed in the Lionsgate movie "New In Town" starring Renee Zelleweger and Harry Connick Jr.. David Nail's recording of her song "Red Light" is currently a country radio single. Melissa is a native of Bucks County Pennsylvania and currently writes for Stage Three Music and hit songwriter Bobby Pinson.
Melissa's independent solo album titled "Lonesome Lullaby" incorporates her country, bluegrass, pop and acoustic influences. Lonesome Lullaby is available on CDBaby, Itunes and Amazon.