Reached the final four on the first season of NBC's hit reality singing competition series The Voice, she was also nominated along with
She started songwriting when she was 13 and learned to play more than 10 instruments including the guitar, trumpet, French horn, and a multitude of other fretted and percussive devices. She previously worked as a dental assistant.
She performed at the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Charlotte, North Carolina.
She was born in Kingsport only because Gate City, Virginia didn't have a hospital.
She was coached by Christina Aguilera on The Voice and sang a duet of "Beautiful" alongside Aguilera during the show.