I never thought someone I loved could have taken someone so pure and innocent and tear them down to nothing. I saw a world full of hate, addiction, abuse, anger and self distruction. Heart of paper was inspired by the pain as well as the strength I gathered through the course of the relationship.
At the age of 7 I was singing along to Crystal Gayle in the back of my Dad’s car and it was at that moment I knew my dream was to become a professional country singer. When I was younger, I had horrible stage fright. Singing is my absolute passion so to overcome my stage fright I pushed myself onstage as much as possible so I could make my dreams a reality!
The most memorable places I have performed at were the San Diego County Fair and the Rancho Bernardo Fireworks in 2009 as well as in 2010. I also just recently sang with the band Barbwire as a guest at one of their shows at The El Cajon Grand. I also regularly am a guest at Country at the Merc in Temecula, where I sing with The Ranch Rockers which allows me to continue to learn how to work with a live band! In August I was named the 2010 Bluegrass Female Vocalist of the Year for the West Coast Country Music Association. In March I traveled to Nashville and won the title of 2011 Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year from the North American Country Music Association International.
I just recently started to learn guitar and piano so I could try my hand in writing music. My love for music, especially country music continues to grow through the years. I absolutely love Martina McBride, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood. They are truly queens of country music and I hope one day I can be on their level! I keep growing as a performer and the continued support from my friends and family keeps me moving forward. Having a dream this large and working for so many years towards your goals really teaches you self-motivation and perseverance.