It’s been a big year for me! I started my blog, I started touring a lot more, I released two songs to radio, and there were ups and downs, and bridges to cross, it was a lot packed into one year, but all in all, it’s been a great year and so much fun. I loved playing shows in LA, Chicago, New York City, Vermont, Maine, and visiting so many new places as well! I’ve grown as a musician, I’ve learned so much professionally, personally, and through going to school at Belmont all the while. I love the people I get to work with, the music I get to create, the musicians I get to play with, it’s such a magical experience every time we step on stage. Here are some of my favorite pictures from this year, I’ve had such a great time sharing it with you!
I’ve filmed A TON of YouTube videos and most of them I’ve been the artist, the creative director, and the editor, sometimes even the cinematographer! So when it came time to shooting the official Bad Habit video I was beyond excited. I knew what I wanted it to look like, but I didn’t have a storyline yet, and that’s where Carl Diebold (videographer for Rascal Flatts, Gavin Degraw, etc.) had some great ideas about how the storyline of the song could be brought into the video in a fun light hearted way. The video is now live on YouTube and I love how it turned out! My hair and makeup was done by Julie Garcia, a great MUA based in Nashville.
We recently shot a video for Off The Market at a soundstage in Toronto. I’ve done videos before but this one was particularly fun, because typically I’m shooting videos at a show I’m already doing, which means there are so many other factors to consider, but in a strictly video setting, it’s easier to focus on that one goal; getting a great looking video. I’ve shot videos where I’ve had my hair done and my makeup done, but for this video I wanted to do my own hair and makeup. Having been “made up” so many times, I can accomplish most makeup/hair looks on my own, so it’s fun when I get the chance to utilize those skills! The video was filmed at MSTVOW in Toronto, and I’m really looking forward to sharing the footage with you! In the meantime, here are some photos from the day.