Photo by Susan Waggerman
I was born in July of 1992. Shortly after, my parents Tony and Susan bought a farm in Louisburg KS. I have two brothers, Isaac (drummer in the band) and Noah. I have one sister, Rebekah, who was in the band for many years before moving to central Kansas.
I started singing when I was 8 years old. I began playing guitar at the age of 10 to be just like my grandfather Bill who would play guitar for me growing up.
My father and I would travel to Opry shows around Kansas and Missouri singing classic country. The first song that I ever sang on stage was Johnny Be Good in Paola, KS. We continued singing at opry shows until I started high school.
From the fall of 2006 until the spring of 2010, I attended Louisburg High in Louisburg, KS. I participated in soccer, baseball and choir. I was a four year Select Choir member under the direction of Jason Sickle. Mr. Sickle helped shaped the singer that I am today by his passion for music and dedication to not be perfect, but to always practice being the best you can.
Shortly after high school, my father and I decided to start a band. Slowly we added a drummer, a bass player and eventually a lead guitar. Although many different people have come and gone in the band, we have been playing together for the past 10 years as 68 Overpass. I came up with the name driving home one day as I went under the overpass of 68 highway which runs through the heart of Louisburg.
I married Devin, the love of my life, in June of 2014. Together, we have 4 children: 3 boys (Anthony, Justin, Eli) and 1 girl (Raelynn). We live on a small farm in Louisburg with horses, cows, chickens, pigs, our cat and our faithful dog Mumford.
My dream is to continue to make music for a long time. I believe music gives life joy. No matter how you are feeling, there is a song out there that can make you feel just a little bit better than you do right now. I hope that one of my songs does that for someone!