She was a weekend sports anchor and reporter for KVII-TV in Amarillo, Texas, from 1991 until 1993.
Her songs appeared on albums that combined sold more than 160 million internationally. She also wrote for such films as Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Hannah Montana, and Raise Your Voice. Her songs were also been used in numerous films and TV shows.
She married teacher and general contractor Mike McCuddy on July 5, 2009, with whom she had a son, Greyson James Carroll, by gestational carrier in 2013.