A. After missing X Factor TV auditions just barely when I was 14, I decided to release an original recording and music video. I gave up varsity high school sports as a sophomore and started touring nationally. I joined the cast of a TV sitcom (iShine Knect) targeted at tweens and similar to Ant Farm and Hannah Montana in humor and music. I felt that music was a good path to pursue although I was already being pursued by some colleges for basketball and baseball as a freshman.
Q. Do you feel that the industry needs more artist like yourself? Why?
A. In the industry I’m most known within, Christian music, there is no one doing what I do as a teen. So it’s easy to say that yes, we need more teen artists like me doing Pop R&B music.
Q. Would you prefer to be independent or signed to a major?
A. I like the flexibility of creativity as an indie, but would love the marketing budget and radio play that a major can get an artist. So if I had the money and connections that a major has, I’d stay indie.
Q. Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
A. As an artist who is getting Christian radio airplay and a teen, I’m definitely unique. But I would never say I’m the best at anything I do because I’m always trying to get better and more skilled, which means I’ve certainly not arrived.
Q. Have you won any awards?
A. Yes. I’ve been nominated twice for Best Pop Artist and didn’t win for the AI Music Awards in L.A. I’ve been nominated as NEXT BIG THING for the WE LOVE MUSIC AWARDS 2015 and stand a good chance at winning based on what I’m hearing. I won’t know until sometime in February since it’s fan votes that dictate the winner. I know my fans (kaneiacs) are amazing and they’ve been voting like crazy for me so I really hope to win.
Q. What are you currently working on and how can the people find you?
A. My latest project released Sep 2014 and I’ve been working on new music since. I don’t know when I’ll release more tracks but I’m definitely going to be busy touring this year with my calendar already getting a lot of booking dates. My website is the main place where all my social media page links are shown. Most of my followers are on Twitter and Instagram, but I have Facebook and Vine as well as a few others.