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  • From St. James, Minnesota.
  • Began performing at age 10 with her parents in a band called Prairie Grass.
  • 1996, won the Minnesota Junior Fiddling Championship. Also won the Hank Williams songwriting contest in Avoca, Iowa.
  • As a student at East Tennessee State University majoring in public relations, performed with the ETSU Bluegrass Band and with Linda Barker and Appalachian Trail.
  • Her songwriting credits include “Be Living” (recorded by Doyle Lawson), “Charlie Lawson’s Still” (recorded by Mark Newton), “Fishers of Men” (recorded by Rhonda Vincent), “Music to My Ears” (Ricky Skaggs).
  • 2000, released first solo project.
  • 2004, released solo album, Little Bird (no label).
  • 2008, joined Thunder Radio’s Bluegrass Crossroads Show in Manchester, TN as co-host.
  • 2001-2011, was a member of Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike.
  • 2003, released Rest My Weary Feet album (no label)
  • 2012, appeared on the cover of Fiddler magazine.
  • 2012-2014, was a member of Darin and Brooke Aldridge’s band, singing harmony and playing fiddle.
  • 2014, released second solo project Tween Earth and Sky (Dark Shadow).
  • 2014, embarked on a solo career.
  • 2015, won IBMA Awards for Emerging Artist of the Year, Recorded Event of the Year (for “Southern Flavor”) and Songwriter of the Year.
  • 2016, won IBMA Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Fiddle Player of the Year.
  • 2017, released Crepe Paper Heart album (Dark Shadow).
  • 2018, won IBMA Awards for Gospel Recording of the Year (for “Speaking to that Mountain” from her Crepe Paper Heart album) and for Recorded Event of the Year (for her participation in Missy Raines’ “Swept Away” single featuring the “First Ladies of Bluegrass.”)
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