Born in Lee Country, VA., a small coal mining town; dad was a coal miner. 1960 coal miners were on strike. During the minor's strike in 1960 someone set our home on fire. Dad got us all out of the house, as we watched it burn to the ground. Losing everything, work was hard to find, we moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Dad’s plan was to take us back to VA, that never happened, he died in 1968, I was 14 years old. Before he died; he bought my first guitar and said “girl teach your self to play, write an answer to a song for me”. I still go to Virginia to see my immediate family and to visit daddy’s grave. Virginia will always be my home! Born country and always will be a country girl!
At 18 yrs old, I met a DJ from WUBE Radio in Cincinnati, Dave Scott. He asked me to play my guitar and sing for him. Dave organized a band and that was the start of my performing. When Country Performers came to the Taft Theater in Cincinnati, Dave was their Master of Ceremonies and he would take me with him. I was able to meet and talk with the Great Performers like…Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell & others. Standing back stage and watching them walk out to perform. It felt like I was walking out there with them. At 20yrs old I moved to Memphis. I met Jerry Lee Lewis, Dee Presley, through Dave I met Les Acree (in DJ hall of fame), other great country music performers and DJ's.
A year later I moved back to Cincinnati. I continued to sing in bands around the area. A few years later, I married, gave my heart to the Lord and had four children. I stopped performing in public, my dream, became my family, so I dedicated my life to them. I continued to play my guitar and write songs over the years, but only for my family and friends.
My dreams of music were to write, sing and perform. Now I would like to write for others to sing, until that day I’ll continue to sing my own songs. I hope you enjoy my music as much I do in writing and singing them.