She was interested in acting in addition to music growing up, appearing in both commercials and music videos from a young age.
With her sister, she performed a cover of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" in order to increase publicity so she and Lennon could apply for work visas.
She was born in Oshawa, Ontario and later moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Her parents are Brad and Marylynne Stella.
She shares the screen with Connie Britton on Nashville.