I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
For me, genres are a way for people to easily categorize music. But it doesn't have to define you. It doesn't have to limit you.
I get nervous for everything - literally everything.