Born in New York and transplanted to South Carolina, she was born with a cleft palate and endured several surgeries with the likelihood that her speech would still be impaired. Countless hours and lots of sleepless nights were spent researching the best care for her to make sure she would not face the challenges that children with cleft palate and facial deformities deal with. Tears would fall on her newborn face as her mom would rock her to sleep, praying to that she’d be able to talk and hear normally.
Well, God had a different plan! Byrdie evolved into a sassy little six-year-old and performed in a talent show she signed herself up for. As she was getting ready, she instructed her family that they “needed to get on board because she's going to be someone!”
And the journey began…
Working her early years with vocal coaches Celeste Simone and American Idol Coach, Michael Orland, Byrdie was prepared to work with The Peter Frampton Band's Musician, Singer/Songwriter Rob Arthur, to produce her first three songs "Fool for You", "Stay" and "Breaking Free" in 2018.
She took a brief hiatus from music in 2019 and 2020, but it wasn't until the death of her boyfriend in November 2020 when she found solace and healing in her song writing again. In March 2021, Byrdie found the guidance, mentorship and friendship of Musician, Singer/Songwriter and Producer Erik Halbig.
At 19, Byrdie took the leap, moved to Nashville and has turned up the volume on her natural born "sass" with even more feistiness. She recently released her first single, co-written and produced by Erik Halbig. "Hold My Hoops" on January 28th. We are super excited for her new single “Broadway“ to release on March 10th, which has gotten lots of positive traction on TikTok!!