The song 'Innocent' is a song that I wrote about something that really, really emotionally impacted me.
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.
Factoring in millions of people when I'm writing a song is not a good idea. I don't ever do it.
I feel like in my music I can be a rebel. I can say things I wouldn't say in real life.