With a mother who loves to sing and a father who is a drummer, Melissa grew up in a home surrounded by love and music. She started singing at a young age and has followed that passion all of her life. Melissa loved choir in middle school and high school, and while in college she was part of an elite group of singers called the "Talmadge Choir".
In 2011 Melissa helped form the band True Cadence. True Cadence has become one of the top local bands in Southwest Virginia and continues to grow.
"True Cadence has been such a
blessing to me. I have met so many
amazing people along the way
and made some great friends.
I am truly thankful for my TC
friends & family!"
In 2017 Melissa joined "Last Illusion," a tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra that tours during the Holiday season.
Melissa's passion for music and love for writing led her to her songwriting. After spending a few years practicing guitar, she had all she needed to pursue her new dream. In July of 2018, Melissa took a few of her songs to Nashville and had them produced and recorded in a professional studio.
"Having my songs produced and
recorded was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. There is nothing like seeing a song YOU wrote
come to life in such an awesome way.
I cannot wait to get back in the studio!"
In August 2018 Melissa released her first Country Music Singles "Therapy". Therapy is a great "feel good" song that reminds us how music can take us away if we let it. Therapy has already gained great feedback!
"...Amazing song! Can't wait to cruise
with the windows down blasting it!"
Stay tuned for more of Melissa's music!