i grew up in small towns, mostly in Oklahoma and Indiana. as a kid i spent most of my time with my family ridding horses and camping. we never really had much money but it didn't matter, we would always find a way to entertain ourselves. i started going through a lot of personal problems as a young teenager, as my father was a truck driver and being a bit different in a small town is a big deal, feeling cast aside i found music. after years of feeling messed up and isolated my father bought me a guitar. both my father and cousin Ricky thought me what they could, after that i started to develop my own style. when we moved to another small town in Indiana i stopped playing music and spent my time with the few friends i had but, at the age of 14 we moved again back to Oklahoma. again i was isolated and had nothing to do but fall into depression until my father brought a old Harmony acoustic guitar that he bought while on the road home and told me not to mess with it. good thing i didn't listen and by the time he came back i wrote my first song. after a year of living back in Oklahoma we moved again to a different town in Indiana and i started to play in different bands around town and started playing shows on the local round about but, bands didn't last and people were untrustworthy so when i was 17 i started using my own life experiences and troubles to write my songs and started depending on only myself and after four moves and five years I'm back in Indiana doing what i love.