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Art Imitates Life:
“Me and my now-husband were going through a transition stage. I had been writing in Nashville for the past six years, but I officially moved to Nashville four years ago. I’m back in Louisiana now, but for a solid two years I lived in Nashville just writing. So, on this particular day, I had to write with Rivers Rutherford, and I had told my boyfriend at the time, now-husband, ‘I just don’t think it’s fair for me. I need to focus on being a mom right now, I need to focus on my career. And I don’t think this long distance relationship is fair for you, or any other guy, for that matter.’ And that’s where [‘How Could I Want More’] came from, because I was just so fresh from that moment.”
Mommy’s Little Girl:
“Honestly, I would prefer her to be a doctor or something like that, but at the end of the day, I want to make my daughter proud. And she already says she loves singing and all that. I will totally encourage and help her develop herself, but I will not let her sign a contract until she is 18. I will not let it become work. My job as a parent is to let her be a kid as long as she wants.”
Raised on Country Sunshine:
“My sister came from the pop world, but we were born and raised in Louisiana and she still has a special place in her heart for country music. My daddy was a big country music lover, so that was something I grew up around. As a young girl I was presented with opportunities that most people dream their whole lives of, doing a TV show and thingslike that, and as a kid you just don’t know what you want to do with the rest of your life. So, when it came time for me as an adult to decide what is going to make [me] happy, because ultimately that’s what’s going to make [my] little girl happy, I just knew music was it for me.”