'Three Chords and the truth'
The pursuit of happiness has been my truth since I was 6 years old.
That was the age I first decided that I had to sing and perform on stage.
It was also the age I was at my happiest as child.
I was singing, performing for family, making up songs in my head,
creating, dreaming and I laughed a lot.
I loved to read, play on my swing and feel the warmth of the sun on my bare feet.
My Dad would play me songs on his guitar instead of reading stories.
Mostly Johnny Cash songs.
Mum loved to listen to Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton & Reba McEntire.
I was born in West Sussex, in the UK and am an only child.
Would describe myself as an 'introverted extrovert' with a gypsy childlike spirit.
School ? hated it! It made me feel trapped.
I left home at seventeen and began my adult life in London.
At eighteen, I travelled to California with a friend, we back packed, explored,
it was an amazing adventure. I fell in love with America, I fell in love with country music, but then I was brought up on it so I guess it was already in my soul.
I started to pursue my dream of being a Country singer, I taught myself to write songs and started performing them live. I juggled many 'day jobs' including getting a lucky break with an independent touring Theatre company where I played the lead role in the dark comedy 'Butterflies Are Free'.
I have always loved acting, but I adore singing more and love sharing my heart and my truth through my music.
I started a new chapter in 2016, when my Nashville adventures began and I recorded my debut album.
It was exciting to pick up these awards on my journey:-
Nomination ‘California’ for Best Video at The British & Irish Hotdisc Awards 2016
Nomination by the UK Country Music Radio Awards for:-
UK Country Album of the year 2017,
UK Female Country Singer of the year 2017,
UK Country Artist of the year 2017.
Nomination by The BCMA Awards for ‘Horizon Act of the Year' 2017
Winner of Best Album - G.S.M.C. Awards 2018
Winner of Best Solo Female Artist - G.S.M.C. Awards 2018:-
Nomination by The Josie Music Awards, Tennessee 2018 for 'Female Rising Star'
Winner of 'UK Country Female Singer of the Year' 2018 by the UK Country Radio Awards.
Nomination by the UK Country Radio Awards:-
'UK Female Country Singer of the Year' 2019
'UK Country Artist of the year 2019'.
Winner of 'Song of the Year' 2020 Award for 'Steel Horse' by UK Country Radio.
Nomination by G.S.M.C Awards for ''Best Female Solo Artist 2021''
In July 2017 after performing in Nashville over the CMA weekend, I signed a production deal with SSM Nashville record label and went back to Nashville
in the November to co-write and record some new tracks.
In February 2018, I performed at the Annual 'CRS' Country Radio Showcase at The OMNI Hotel in Nashville in preparation for my U.S. Single Release 'Steel Horse'.
Meanwhile my latest U.K. Single release "I'm Fine" peaked at No.15 in the UK Country iTunes Chart & No.2 in the Belgium Country iTunes Chart.
In July 2018, I went to Spain to make the music video for 'Steel Horse'. It was super fun riding on the back of a Harley!
The video was released to Country music TV stations in September and was taken up by Heartland TV, Country Fix and a variety of TV stations across U.S.A.!
In Feb 2019, I returned to Nashville to perform again at the 'CRS' Country Radio Showcase' hosted by Warner music Nashville at The Omni Hotel.
My Single 'Steel Horse' continued to climb the country charts expanding into the larger markets including 'The Music Row Country Breakout Charts'
I was the only British Artist in the chart!
In the UK, 'Steel Horse' peaked at No.4 in the British & Irish Hotdisc Charts
and in Switzerland it was taken up for instore play in every branch of C&A fashion store.
In September 2019 my New Single 'GONE' was also released to U.S.A. Country Radio and in March 2020 it entered the 'Music Row Country Breakout Charts' U.S.A.
In June 2020 I was excited to sign a Production/development deal with Nashville based label 'Plateau Music' and later in the October I took an opportunity during a gap in the global pandemic to fly to Gibraltar for a photoshoot, in preparation for the new Single releases.
Plans for 2022 include recording my new EP in the UK, returning to Nashville to release another Single and several other exciting projects in the pipeline!
I have always believed that anything is possible, and so I continue to dream big, pursue my 'happiness' and encourage others to pursue theirs too.