Singer and songwriter who has written numerous hit songs for other artists, including the 2002 song, "Where Would You Be," by Martina McBride.
She starred in school productions as a child, including Annie and The Sound of Music, and later appeared on Star Search.
She once played in a band that included then-unknown country singer, Blake Shelton.
She grew up with her family in West Virginia before moving to Nashville in the 1990s.
She co-wrote Jessica Simpson's songs, "Come On Over" and "Remember That" in 2008.