- From Crawfordville, Florida.
- In high school, she played flute and oboe in her school band and was a drum major and band director. She started singing as a child in church.
- Her big break came when she was introduced to Tom T. Hall at his Florida home on St. George Island. Her first album Local Flowers (Blue Circle) became a pet project for Tom T. and wife Dixie, as they wrote the songs and produced the album.