I've never been shy or secretive with the fact that if you walk into my life, you may be walking onto a record.
It never mattered to me that people in school didn't think that country music was cool, and they made fun of me for it - though it did matter to me that I was not wearing the clothes that everybody was wearing at that moment. But at some point, I was just like, 'I like wearing sundresses and cowboy boots.'
I feel the emotion that life conjures up and the songs I write get me closer to my feelings and realising who I am. It's a natural process.
I don't ever feel like the cool kid at the party, ever. It's like, 'Smile and be nice to everybody, because you were not invited to be here.'