- From North Carolina.
- In high school, played in a band called Highway Bound.
- As a student in the Bluegrass, Country and Old Time Music program at East Tennessee State University, played with a band called the Troubadours. Sang lead and played bass. Also plays mandolin.
- 2010, recorded a solo project titled “Here and Now.”
- 2011, won the Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest.