Flexible Opportunities

"I grew up in a tiny, rural town where drugs are really big and there really aren't that many opportunities. When I graduated high school, I started going to this community college and realized I was never going to make it. Instead, I decided to move to England for a few years and get my …

Most Valuable Possession

"I would say my wedding ring. My husband and I have been together for 28 years, and when Illinois finally- they didn't legalize gay marriage, but they legalized civil unions- so we got... I like to say 'unionized.' We looked and looked for wedding rings, and men's wedding rings, for the most part, are fairly …

Life is the Road

“A lot of my songs are autobiographical. Of course, there's some traditional things there that songwriters do; melancholy, loss, girl problems... I feel like my songs have two main veins: Bluesy, funky, goofy lyrics, or really introspective, soul-exposing type stuff. I have a song called ‘Finish Line’ and it's about how the more you strive …

You Aren’t So Alone

"Last week, I went to a women's empowerment conference in Dallas called 'Rise'. Rachel Hollis created this conference. She was an event planner in Los Angeles and eventually she wanted to be this big media mogul. Her mission eventually became, 'how do I make women realize their worth?' Her whole concept stems from attending a …