Singer and songwriter who gained renown for finishing in the top 8 contestants on the NBC reality singing competition show The Voice. She appeared during the show's 1st season, and finished in coach Adam Levine's top 2.
She began teaching herself to play the guitar at age 15. In April 2009, she won the Colgate Country Showdown in Florida, which first earned her wide exposure.
In 2011, her recording from The Voice, a rendition of the song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," debuted at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2015, she released her third album, Young Heart, to iTunes.
She was born and raised in the Naples, Florida area.
She has previously opened for Grammy Award-winning country singer John Anderson.