We last talked to you back in June for CMA Fest, What has been going on for you since then?
My single “Run Girl” hit the top 37 which is so exciting. It’s crazy to think that this is happening and I am putting out a new album in the summer so I’m excited.
Your family had just made the move to Nashville. Has your life changed any since moving here last year and do you have any new favorite spots?
My mom is a die hard Phillie girl; cheesesteak, loudmouth, loud opinion, you know how it is, go Eagles! It’s been a hard move for her but not for my dad because he’s from Texas. I think the move has been great for me, I can kind of travel anywhere. I’m like a free spirit gypsy. I’m just like, I’m fine, you know I’m happy. There’s music everywhere, so it’s been nice for me.
Tell us about the new music you having coming that you have been teasing on your social media.
Yes! My new single, well we haven’t picked a single yet, but my new album, is kind of me to a T like my blood sweat and tears went into this album. All of my experiences and I lost my brother last year which encouraged me to write. Hard situations for writers are actually a good thing, which I know that sounds bad. I had to write a song for him on that and also wrote one of my favorite songs from the album which is called “A Soul With Roots, A Heart With Wings,” and that’s kind of about who I am and who I want to be. I think that’s the one that people are really going to like.
Tell us about your “I won’t be silent” that you post about.
I am a part of the Jason Foundation which is a foundation that brings awareness to youth suicide, suicide in general and as I said I lost my brother to suicide and he was only 18, so, helping one person and just bringing awareness to a topic that most people don’t want to talk about is so important to me and I feel like I am bringing my brother’s legacy with me and I’m making him proud and this is what he would want me to do.
If you had to leave home with only three items, what would they be?
Mascara, lipstick, and gum.
For fun, can you give an example of a “typical day” of eating for you, whether you are going out with friends or cooking at home.
Alright, so this is going to be a little weird because my mom went gluten free, so she got gluten free cereal and we drink almond milk now. I usually have cereal with almond milk and then I usually have fast food for lunch which I know is bad. Like Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, McDonalds, you know the greasy places which is so bad. For dinner, I will usually have rice or chicken or something like that…you know, something a little bit healthier.
So have you found a new favorite restaurant in Nashville so far? Do you ever get to eat out?
I do eat out a lot which is very bad but there is a restaurant that serves the best fried pickles, I can’t think of it, but it is so good. I love fried pickles! I never knew about fried pickles because it’s a country thing, so when I came here I was like “fried pickles are like cheesesteak in Philly.” They are amazing.
What is your favorite thing about Nashville so far? And just like the food in general. I know it’s a very foodie town.
Well of course the food, but my favorite thing about Nashville I think is the people. The people are just absolutely amazing and so kind. The musicians I work with have brought me under their wing and I’m like the little sis in the family. I feel like I really fit in.
What are 3 things always found in your refrigerator?
Chocolate Ice Cream, Pizza and Mozzarella Sticks.
What was your favorite food growing up?
Steak and potatoes. That’s such a basic answer but I love steak.
Finally for Battered and Brewed, if you could have a meal and a drink with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you have?
I would have a meal with Patsy Cline because she is my favorite singer and I just want to talk to her. I think I would eat something that would make me not look so not put together. So, I think I would eat a salad.
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