My mom thought I should tell you about my band, Girl Authority. We are a group of 9 girls who sing pop covers, geared for the "tween" market. I've always been involved in musical theatre. Ever since I was 5 years old, I've been preforming for audiences in local theatre productions. I've preformed in the musical Annie, I played the orphan Molly and the orphan Tessie twice and I played Oliver in the production Oliver. When I was 8 years old my mom took me to an audition for a professional company, Trinity Rep's production of, "A Christmas Carol". Stacy Keach, yeah that Stacy Keach, was playing Scrooge. I got the role of Tiny Tim. It was so thrilling and the production was great!! The show ran for about 4 weeks trading off alternating nights with a different cast of kids. All of my friends that auditioned got in with me!!! It was our first professional (yeah we got paid :) acting job. Stacy Keach was pretty cool, but I think the coolest thing was when my entire family came to the show on Christmas Eve and sat in the front row.
Not too long after "A Christmas Carol" , Rounder Records approached me and asked if I wanted to be part of a group of girls called Girl Authority. The premise was that the 9 girls chosen for the group would each have their own "personality". We recorded our first album entitled "Girl Authority". Our first album sold close to 100,000 copies (which is not half bad), and we toured the country singing our versions of pop covers. It was a blast! Not to mention that all of the girls that I grew up doing theatre with were in the group!!! A year later we recorded our second album entitled "Road Trip".
The second album didn't do as well as the first album, or as Rounder expected, but last summer we toured the country again and played to large audiences. They loved us in St. Louis and we really felt like rock stars. We opened for the Jonas Brothers twice, and that is how I met my future husband Nicholas Jerry Jonas aka Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers (a girl can dream...no but we are getting married) We also opened for Jesse McCartney, who is very attractive :) We even had our album commercial on Nickelodeon and ABC kids. That was kinda cool, especially when my friends saw it and called me to tell me they saw me on TV. I guess you could say that we were real life Hannah Montanas.
We are still touring and singing our Girl Authority songs, but since the record industry has changed we have only released a few new songs here and there, exclusivly on iTunes. I will leave you with the video of one of five original songs from "Road Trip". This song was written for Girl Authority by Vince Clarke of Erasure. Its called "Let's Get Together".
Can you guess which one I am? Hint: I look like my mommy, I'm one of the smaller ones, and I am one of the three lead singers. Hinty Hint Hint: I am Country Girl :)
Thanks bloggers for listening! I hope I didn't bore you...mommy made me write about this :)