Friday, January 27, 2012


So, have you ever been sick and had things to do? This week has been a example of that! I was so excited for all that was booked and planned for my week in Nashville. Co-writes, playing out, demo work, voice lessons, just cool stuff in general! To my surprise, I wake up on my day of departure from Arkansas to find that I'm feeling terrible. Thankfully, I've gotten to do almost all of what I had planned!!

Co-writing has been great this week.  I've gotten to write with great Nashville songwriters Trent Jeffcoat, Rich Eckhardt (Toby Keith's guitar player!), Mason Douglas and Jamie Nattier from Indiana.  I'm excited about what we have written! And I still have one more tomorrow with Eddie Heinzelman, who plays with Julie Roberts and Billy Yates!  Tuesday night I played at the Commodore Grille with Ashley McBryde, Matthew Huff and Benny Reiner on drums (they are all AWESOME btw).  We're all from Arkansas, so we had fun for sure. I'm going to get to play there one more time on Saturday night before I leave for home!

Today, I went with my Dad and looked around the Middle Tennessee State University campus where I'm starting college next fall. It's a weird transition time, but exciting at the same time. I like the campus a lot.  I'm now starting the housing phase, registering for dorms and all of that fun stuff. I'm interested to see who my roommate will be considering I don't know any students :/ but I'm sure it will work out great!!

I think the worst part of this sickness is the ear infection because I don't know how loud I'm talking or when I turn up the TV or radio if it's too loud for other people! hahah  I'm glad it will pass soon!

My Reverbnation account is updated so go check that out! I hope you have a big Friday Night planned like me, resting and MOVIE NIGHT hahah. I love that. Really, I'm excited, but I'm not sure what we'll find to watch.  Hopefully, no scary movies.  I can never handle those.

Tomorrow is my last day in Nashville and then I'll be back in a week so, really, I should never unpack my suitcase haha :p  So much great stuff happening, though, so it's all worth it.  Keep coming back to see new updates and blogs.  Thanks for taking the time to read!!

Love, Katy

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Hey everyone! How were your holidays?? I had a great time with all of my family and going from one Christmas to the next then having a New Year's Eve get together with karaoke and homemade pizza. It was a great time and break. I also finished my senior year of high school a semester early to be able to travel to Nashville and write more often before I begin college in the Fall at MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University).

I just got back home after a week of songwriting in Nashville, where I had a lot of productive things happen and got to see and meet many talented people!!  I'll be back in Arkansas for a week then back to Nashville for a week ... that's pretty much the game plan until the Summer. One week here, one week there.

I'm also excited about the Cotton Bowl win by the Razorbacks!!!

I'm looking forward to going to college and the changes that come along with it, but I'll also miss these years and how fast they've gone. I'm thankful for the support from everyone special to me and will stay close to them no matter how far we go!!!  I'm also equally excited about all of the new things in my life.  I've been growing as a songwriter as well as figuring out who I am as an artist.  The title of my latest album, as I've mentioned before, is "Find Yourself" and I believe that term applies greatly to this time in my or anyone's life. Seventeen is a big time of change and figuring out who you are and who you're going to be as well as realizing you're growing up.  As long as I have people I love around me, I know I'll get through it and stay true to who I am.

The weather has been so weird here too!  It's warm one minute and cold the next but has never been extremely cold for too long, which I guess is a good thing.  I've heard the saying "if you don't like the weather in Arkansas, wait five minutes."  Hahaha.  I like that saying, it's funny and very true.

Last Friday night I got to play in Jackson, Tennessee at Music Highway Crossroads in Casey Jones Village,  I'm so thankful they keep asking me back to play there!!!  Plus the food is AWESOME!! I'm very fortunate to have Steve Patterson, a great guitarist, accompany me whenever I go there.  And my very talented friend and co-writer, Diana Kelley, is playing there Friday, February 3rd, so go check her out, if you're around!

Also remember to visit my website at to see the other dates that I'm playing, as well as links to Facebook, Twitter and to get my music through iTunes, CD Baby and directly through my website!!!

Keep checking the blog and thanks a ton for reading.  I hope you have a great week!!!

-Katy :]