Independent multi-instrumentalist who co-wrote Lil' Jack Slade, the Grammy-winning single by the Dixie Chicks.
She attended Hardin Simmons University and Southwest Texas State.
Her philosophy was "own your own universe," which was taken from an early song she wrote. She was known as a masterful live performer who gave forth a sunny disposition and much positive energy.
She grew up with a sister.
She and Nelly Furtado were both Texas natives who became well-known musical artists.