Wow, a LOT has happened since I last updated the news section on here! I need to get better about updating this. That being said, if you’re wanting more frequent updates on my music, follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. That’s where I post the most! (That rhymes.)
Since most of you who will read this probably follow me on those platforms anyway, you already know that I have released the new EP, gone on a spring tour, and had a heck of a time! It’s been crazy. If you’re thinking about trying to have a music career while also being a full-time college student, I would advise you not to rush into that decision. It’s easier said than done! That being said, I wouldn’t trade where I am for the world, and while it’s been challenging, this past spring has been an incredibly rewarding time. Find My Way charted in the Top 10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Albums Chart, peaking at #8! It also reached #3 on the Singer/Songwriter EP Chart! It was a fantastic release. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word!
The Mississippi in the Spring Tour was equally amazing. The band and I performed at several venues I’d been dreaming of playing in for years, as well as some of the state’s premier festivals. There were so many awesome moments. I’ll never forget walking onto the stage in Oxford to a completely packed-out venue full of friends and classmates alike. Proud Larry’s was the venue I had aspired to headline ever since I got to Oxford, so to finally see that dream become a reality with so many people I love in the building was amazing. Starkville was amazing in a different way, as we walked out to a huge crowd of mostly new faces! Hattiesburg and both of the Jackson shows were a blast, and the Duling Hall show was filmed for an episode of MPB’s Amped and Wired that will air later this year! Brookhaven, my hometown, was a special show as always. Recess 101 was the venue where I really began to come out of my shell as a performer, so to return and play for a room full of hometown friends was a tour highlight for sure. We closed the tour at Riverstock in Natchez where the stage overlooked the mighty Mississippi River! Perhaps the highlight of Riverstock for me was when Green River Ordinance called me up on stage to sing some harmonies on “Free Falling” with them! I have listened to them since high school, so to sing with them on stage several years later was a very tangible reminder of how blessed I’ve been in my music career so far. Those are just a few of the highlights, but every show on the tour was memorable and special! A huge thank you to the crowds, venues, openers, and my band for making the Mississippi in the Spring Tour a time that I’ll never forget.
Now, on to the main point of writing this post, which is updating you on my summer plan! This summer I’m touring the southern United States playing solo shows! (Although the legendary Will Walker will occasionally join me on guitar.) I’m six shows into the summer tour now, and it’s been a lot of fun so far. Follow me on the Bandsintown App to be notified when I come near you! This fall, the band and I will get back into the swing of things with a number of full-band shows, so keep checking back for those dates! We have some really cool things in store.
So yeah, things are good! As always, thank you for your continued support of what I do. Maybe it’s because of all this time I have on the road now to think about my career, but I’ve been feeling especially thankful that I get to do what I do lately. It couldn’t happen without a supportive following, and I thank you so much for being a part of that.
I hope you’re having a great summer and I hope I’ll see you at a show soon!