I grew up in Covington, GA and one of my favorite memories from childhood was riding with my grandad on Sunday’s to a little country restaurant to pick up fish for my grandmother. I can still hear Clarence say, “What’ll it be today, Mr. Jay? The catfish or the perch?”
I was finishing up my freshman year in college down in Birmingham. I had decided that I wasn’t going to keep playing football and I was wondering if the career path I had chosen to pursue, Pharmacy, was really the right fit for me. I found myself sitting in Sunday school one morning and a guy randomly comes up to me and asks me if I sing. That led to me singing and traveling with a college ensemble my sophomore year and during that time I became sure of 2 things. I did not want to be a Pharmacist and I loved music. Near the end of that school year I followed 2 of my friends up to Nashville to audition for the school of music at Belmont University.
I am passionate about people and songs that transform our hearts. There are so many parts of the process that I love but perhaps the pinnacle is seeing a song go from the studio to the stage and into a moment that transcends. The moment when time stands still for a second and Truth, in the form of a melody, changes a life and offers hope.
I was nearly 6’ tall sporting a killer peach fuzz stache at 12. Not much has changed since then except for the texture and color of that facial hair.
You might find me at the ballfield watching a game, doing yardwork, going to the dump and if I am lucky riding my bike. Or maybe taking a family hike or just hanging out with my family and friends. Unless of course, I am out visiting an artist at a show ☺