Tena Mosher was born in Burlington, Vermont in 1978. She started playing keyboard at the age of 10. When she was 12 years old she signed a contract with Platinum Records for her lyrics to the song "Since You’ve Been Gone" in which she wrote for her 8 month old niece that had passed away. The song was released on cassette. Between 1997-1998 she sang with the Gregg Smith Choir,and also had started a band with her brother Ray. The band was called "Behind Closed Doors."
Shortly after, Tena went through a terrible heartache when her father died in 1999, and her mother died in 2001.Tena recorded her first song at her local radio station. The title of the track was "Daddy’s Little Girl" which was dedicated to her father.