Spending time with family is always special, but holidays are extra special to me. Ever since moving to pursue my music career, my parents have lived over 400 miles away from me, so every time I see them is a joyful, happy and special time for us all, but there is just a presents in the room on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter etc. that doesn't feel the same if family isn't there with me. This Christmas being my first in Nashville was quite a success! I bought Christmas gifts for the whole family on my own for the first time, so choosing each gift had thought put behind it and meaning in each present. Also finding all of the best holiday bargains was quite the quiz. It's like a life test to see how much money I can save! And everybody knows I've never been afraid to admit- I'm looking for the best deal. After Christmas and New Year's season slowed down it was time to face reality again, I needed a new apartment. Moving is probably one of the most complicated decisions I have ever had to make, simply because if you make one wrong decision you are still stuck with it for the next year, or more. Luckily this time I think we got it right! I am now 15 miles closer to downtown, putting me directly where I need to be, in music city! Also this month I have gotten back over five rough mix songs already for the album. Anytime I hear original music fresh out of the studio it puts a smile on my face. Also we started booking for this years summer and fall shows! (Dates will be announced asap of course) ... so overall this month has been an unforgettable start to the year 2017. And I have never been ashamed to also thank God for the opportunities I have been given in my life, and I couldn't feel more blessed and thankful for you, yes you, reading this. Thank you. And everyone back home in West Virginia, I have not forgotten where I came from! You all made me who I am and I am thankful everyday for where I'm from. Growing up in my hometown for 17 years and then leaving was probably one of the hardest decisions to make for my life, but one I could never regret.