Where do we begin? Music has always been in TarsaVena’s spirit. With a singing and musical family, it's hard not to be musical. Memories go back to a little child of my mom singing at our home in Selma, AL and later in her home in Linden, AL. The beauty of her voice would rock and console her. Her mother was in a gospel group with her family, and even had a chance to receive a recording contract.
Long story made short... She started taking piano lessons after she got on my brothers nerves when they would practice on the piano. She grew to love it. She would sit at the piano; create songs, play, and sing all day. At an early age, she started playing at 5th Sunday church. Her grandfather and mother would take her while father and brothers went to her father's church, Elbethel M. B. Church in Selma, Alabama. Lord, her grandfather was so proud of her. He would sing this one song every time. It was called Only Believe. It was funny to her then, because he would get so into it. Now, she realizes he was singing to her. He was letting her know her dreams are possible if she only believed. Trust that times are hard and have been harder. Yet, she still hears him singing to her. TarsaVena has so much faith, perseverance, and belief that she didn't have before.
She got married young, had two beautiful children, and made lots of mistakes. Through it all, she still kept that song in my head. With parents whom believed in her more than she did herself, she began to realize her purpose through God. There is nothing she is not willing to tell a young lady about her life, because she is working through it. She loves using her life to express her songs, whether it's love, a need for love, disappointment, tiredness, struggle, faith and more.
Dreams are possible if you only believe. It does not matter where you come from; a little country girl who had everything or two little country boys who had nothing. God can see you through if you want Him. You got to make the first step, Faith. Through God, all things are possible if you only believe. She does and things are happening. She hopes you can see that through her music.