My story starts out grim but at some point that story moved me into becoming a singer/songwriter.
I grew up in San Angelo, Texas and was raised within the radio industry.
When I was a kid I developed a love for drums, piano and guitar, but I also developed a lyrical and soulful knack for voice advanced through professional training in classical methodology.
My musical compass has been oriented by widely diverse influences from all genres and era's, but I'd say most of my inspiration seems to stem from the challenges I faced as a child and young adult.
I battled my 20's in the midst of a world riddled with substance abuse, drug dealings, prison, and death.
By my choices and through the causation of many others poor choices effecting my life, I went through many heavy obstacles that most people will never have to go through in their entire life. In all reality, though, so many more have gone through what I have and have simply never processed their trauma.
I had an on again-off again relationship with God that was never actually more than the genie type. After a serious go with death in Nashville the summer of 2017, I ended up back in Austin, Texas trying to pick up the pieces of my mistakes, yet again.
Back home in Austin is where I met the Lord in a county jail cell near the end of 2017 while waiting trial for yet another scrape and tango with the devil. Looking at 22 years in another prison, the Lord made a way where there was literally no way out.
Through His providence and immense mercy, I was able to go door to door from a jail cell into a drug rehab thanks to the SIMS Foundation and The Grammy Foundation/MusiCares where I was able to begin the journey to healing and walk in the calling the Lord had on my life. And for the umpteenth time in my life, the felony charges were dropped. His goodness and mercy have always followed me.
Since walking with Jesus, nothing has been the same. I have grown in life beyond human measure or understanding. The transactional lifestyle I used to live in with God matters none because he is so forgiving.
Every moment I live and breathe today is for the King of all eternity, Jesus. His hand on my life is unmistakable.
He gave me a beautiful and grace-filled wife named Brittany. Together we are raising our three wonderful and beautiful children: Railyn, Jack, and Ruby.
Our heart together is to see the depravity of sin struggle in everyone we encounter be overcome through the power and work of Jesus Christ.
To help Him open the eyes of the lost to the life-changing reality of the Gospel and know the loving kindness of Jesus is our Mission as husband and wife. Whether it be through churches, the homeless, in prisons or in orphanages, we will go where he sends.
And personally, to help the saved and the lost come to know the voice of the all-consuming fire that is the Holy Spirit is my call on this earth.
To see heaven meet earth on a repeated basis in any venue or forum is my goal through the power of the Holy Spirit.
To see the people of earth become people of Heaven in constancy is my mission and my heartbeat.
Love and Blessings,