My first gig was at the age of five singing “Your Cheating Heart”. The next morning I made up for it by singing at my grandfather’s church. I will admit that the Honky Tonk songs were much more fun and the pay was much better! My singing career was limited to singing in churches and school after that, until I was on my own. Marriage and children came along and my three daughters got hooked on community theater and so did I. After they were grown and gone from home I tried my hand at directing several community theater and church musicals. I also started a choir for developmentally disabled adults with 25 members ranging in age from 21 to 72. This was the most fulfilling project I have ever had. It was like singing with the angels!
My niece introduced me to Alive & Kickin the summer of 2022 and I fell in love! So much so that in the summer of 2023 I moved to Minnesota from Tennessee with hopes of securing an audition with A & K and the rest is history. It has been a lot of work but I have never had so much fun working in my life! I have a long way to go but with the help of the other Rockin Seniors I believe I’m gonna make it!