Growing up, I always dreamed of being a singer. I knew it would never happen being a little girl from a tiny trailer park in Nashville, but I still liked to pretend in my room anyway. I’ve always had melodies and lyrics flood through my head constantly for no reason, but it wasn’t until I started trying to put all the craziness in my mind down to music that I realized it was my passion. When I was 18, I got a call from the drummer of Lydia asking if I wanted to audition for their band. I’ll never forget crawling into their tour van, terrified and insecure as hell, but singing as best as I could in freezing cold weather trying not to make eye contact. Being in that band was one of the best experiences of my life—signing to my first major label, sharing the stage with some of my favorite bands, learning how to survive on wheat thins and peanut butter. I met some of the best people I know out on the road and ended up later leaving to start my own band with some of those amazing friends, called States, which was another absolutely incredible journey in my life. After a few years, I decided to take some time off because like every human, sometimes we need to actually make time for ourselves (especially after 9 years of constantly touring), but the entire time I was thinking about music. This is the first song that I wrote over the last few months and finally recorded. I’ve always had a band and team to do this with—people just as invested as I am in the music to encourage me, help execute, and promote. This time I am doing it all on my own. It’s been terrifying, exciting, nerve-wrecking and exhilarating all at the same time. Lifted is a song about love and that feeling of being high on someone. I hope you love it and add it to all of your playlists and share it and sing along with it in your car so hard like no ones watching (…they are though).