Question: Who has influenced your personal musical style?
Answer: Miranda Lambert and Waylon Jennings. Miranda is my Idol. I know every single song she has recorded. I grew up listening to Waylon and I still do every day.
Question: Who is your favorite male artist and why?
Answer: Waylon Jennings, because he was raw, outlaw country. He wrote so many great songs.
Question: Who is your favorite female artist and why?
Answer: Miranda Lambert, because she really tires to stay true to real country music. She talks about guns and stuff and that's what I love.
Question: What was the first concert you attended?
Answer: *NSYNC. I was like 7 and it was pretty fun.
Question: If you could perform in any venue?
Answer: The Grand Ole Opry, because that is an amazing honor in country music.
Question: How has music inspired you?
Answer: By giving me an outlet to express exactly what I'm feeling. I can also rock out and get all my energy out.
Question: Do you have any formal singing training?
Answer: I've taken singing lessons since I was young, just to work on technique.
Question: What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Answer: Lil Wayne's album.
Question: If you could perform with any person or group, who would it be and why?
Answer: Miranda Lambert, because she is my Idol!
Question: What do you do to unwind after a performance?
Answer: Just sit down, relax and talk!
Question: Which theme week would be most challenging to you and why?
Answer: I think anything to do with a pop legend would be most difficult.
Question: What theme week would you love to have for Season 11?
Answer: An oldies country like a Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings or George Jones song.
Question: What's your dream song to perform?
Answer: 'Guns' by Justin Moore.
Question: What makes a great performer?
Answer: Someone that knows exactly who they are and aren't afraid to show it.
Question: How do you combat stage fright?
Answer: I just take deep breaths, talk to my besties Hollie & Josh, and pray!
Question: How do you plan on differentiating yourself in the competition?
Answer: Just being my country self.
Question: If you could model your career after an artist, who would it be and why?
Answer: Miranda and Carrie = Queens of Country. Enough Said.
Question: If you couldn't sing, what other talent would you most like to have?
Question: What has been the most unique job/chore you've ever had?
Answer: Clean soap. Yes, someone told me to clean their soap. Can soap get dirty?
Question: How would you define success in life?
Answer: Doing what you love no matter what it is, and giving back.
Question: What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever seen or experienced??
Answer: Falling at school.
Question: What's your proudest moment in life outside of American Idol?
Answer: Accepting Christ and getting the legacy award at school.
Question: What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Answer: I'm really good at solitaire and I can turn my arms in full circles.
Question: If you have 24 hours to do anything you wanted, what would you do?
Answer: Meet Miranda and Waylon. Sing at the Opry, CMA Fest, CMA Awards, CMT Awards, ACM Awards, Grammys, and win all those too.
Question: Who is the person that you would most like to meet?
Answer: Miranda Lambert and Waylon Jennings, if only he were alive.
Question: Do you have a favorite quote, phrase or personal motto / words to live by?
Answer: JOHN 14:6
Question: What's been the most surprising part of the Idol experience so far?
Answer: It's like a job when it comes to hours, but we are doing exactly what we dreamed of so it's great.
Question: What have you learned about yourself by going through the Idol audition process?
Answer: To stand your ground, but also be open to possibilities.
Question: What are you hoping to get out of your Idol experience?
Answer: I'm hoping to become a recording artist and make albums and go on tour. On a personal note I want to gain more confidence and give back in any way I can.