Began singing at the age of 5. Competed in Maxim magazine's 2007 "Hometown Hottie" competition with a series of skimpy bikini photos. Auditioned for NBC reality competition Nashville Star prior to trying out for American Idol. Sang Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou" in her Idol audition. Has performed with a number of bands, including the Amy Davis Trio, 6th Element and Pink Floyd tribute act Echoes of Pompeii.