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Texas Crossing (Tiffany Valentine)
I guess I should start out by introducing myself! I am a 34 year old native Texan! I Absolutely LOVE being a musician! I love the opportunity to get to meet new people and to travel new places! Although I have lived in Texas my whole life, I haven't had much of a chance to travel around it or any other states for that matter!
I haven't always been the woman I am now! When I was younger, I got myself into some trouble that landed me in a Dallas prison. I walked out of there with the clothes on my back and a backpack of what-nots I had gathered over my stay, and started a new life in the Hill Country and started trying to prove myself as a productive member of society with having two jobs and staying out of trouble. During that time, I met Colt Buckelew (now my husband).
In 2011, I was graduating my Associates Degree in Psychology, and when asked my grandparents what I wanted for my present I thought long and hard about it! Colt and I had been dating 5 years by then, and since he had been involved with music for 30+ years, and I thought it would be a nice "Hobby" for us to do together! Also taking into consideration, my grandfather loved building guitars and was dying of mesothelioma, so I thought it would be the perfect gift from them to get a guitar! I soon found out I could sing as well, and within two years we were playing honkytonk, bars, festivals, and rodeo stages all over Texas!
In 2013, our love, dedication, and talents were awarded by the Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame! We've enjoyed opening for acts like Earl Thomas Conley, Kevin Fowler, Jason Boland and The Stragglers (Twice), Bri Bagwell, and many more!
At the end of 2015, we had finally saved up enough money to get our first full length album (Country's Redemption) really started! But as fate would have it, I was diagnosed with Stage 0 DCIS Breast Cancer. After surgeries and a few months of radiation, I was pronounced CANCER FREE!! In fact, March 1st I celebrated my 1 year Cancer Free Mark! But it took away our savings and we were back to square one with the album. In 2016, We were finally blessed enough to find a studio (Trinity Recording Studio in Corpus) to work with us on the project and go from there! In May 2017 we are crossing our fingers that everything goes well and we are able to release it!!
In the end my ultimate goal is to become that female role model that the younger generations need more now than ever! There needs to be someone to show them that their talents come from themselves and not the least amount of clothes they wear. There needs to be someone to show them that no matter your past, you can do anything you put your mind to! Nothing should stop them from achieving their goals! I want to be THAT role model!
I am a full time booking agent, promoter, and music is my life. I live, eat and breathe it... But I do love animals and if I could have an entire zoo of different types I would, but Colt's convinced me it would be hard to carry them all if we ever do a tour or start traveling! So, I am happy to have my two rat terriers; our children, our babies!
In the end, I am just a country songstress with a siren voice, a gypsy soul, and a hippie heart!