In Early 2002 the new year brought many new things for Melissa, including the decision to move to the legendary music city of Nashville, TN. After following music all through school it became evident that her vocals wouldn’t go unnoticed, from singing with childhood friends in a female trio called “Masters Touch”, to performing with the college group “Kaleidoscope” on a vocal scholarship.
Soon after her move to the City of Music, Melissa found herself surrounded by everything she knew and loved, music. From singing song demo’s for some of the nations best song writers, to sharing the stage with such names as Jeff and Sherry Easter, Michael English, Crystal Lewis, The Master’s Quartet, T. Graham Brown, and Lee Ann Womack.
Melissa’s versatile powerhouse vocals have been featured on some of the medias biggest shows including UGLY BETTY (ABC), CMT Insider, Born Country (CMT), My Big Redneck Wedding (CMT), Trick My Trucker (CMT), Look For Less (STYLE), Hot Guys Who Cook (STYLE), E! Entertainment (E! Network), and Cheerleader Nation (Lifetime).
When asked about her style of singing Melissa says “I would say my style is Mississippi Soul. Some of my greatest vocal influences are Wynonna, Reba, Trisha Yearwood, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and of corse Elvis.”
When Melissa isn’t bringing vocal life to a fresh sheet of lyrics, you can find her performing several times each week in the greater Nashville area!