At the time I wrote KTMS, I was in the early stages of finding my love for songwriting. It was my second or third month living in Nashville, I was surrounded by more creative people than I’d been around in my entire life, and life was better than it had ever been before.
I remember walking home on an October afternoon when the melody and lyrics, “go ahead and kiss me on the sidewalk like we’re not in front of my momma’s house” came to mind. I recorded a voice memo and went inside to write the rest of the song then and there. Writing it was so much fun because it’s about keeping a relationship under wraps - the whole song is around an idea that I’ve never experienced - but that’s why I think the creativity songwriting allows is so cool. Just a few details in your life can inspire a whole song and you can take it anywhere you want to go with it.
I’m really thankful for getting to collaborate with some dear friends in bringing this song to life! My good friend Erik Swart co-wrote it with me and a handful of other friends contributed to bringing the record and live performance to life.
Touring KTMS was so much fun. I got to take the song around Tennessee with 20 of the coolest people I know which is something I hold so close. I also had the awesome opportunity of getting to sing it at a retirement home a couple weeks after I wrote it! It was special to bring music to the residents and interact with them… and a good reminder that at that age there’s no fear behind speaking your mind - thick skin.
I am so happy that so many beautiful memories are tied to what I’ve chosen to embark my journey of releasing music on. I have so many people to thank, but you know who you are. THANK YOU for listening! It truly means so much to me that you choose to play it. Keep streaming Keep to Myself and soon we'll have another one. Follow your dreams!