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Hello Heart

I woke up with the first verse of “Hello Heart” in my head while I was on a songwriting retreat at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains.  It poured out so fast that I had to jump out of bed


Bluebird Cafe Meets the Nashville Ballet

I was 17, sitting at the kitchen table with my mom. I had tears streaming down my face. It was the first time in my life that I had to choose – consciously choose – to shut the door on

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“Why Baby Why” on American Idol

Tonight, I’m sitting in my living room watching an American Idol contestant sing one of my songs in an audition. That’s pretty surreal. I wrote “Why Baby Why” with two of my dear friends and collaborators, Emily Shackelton and Phil


2, 4, 6, 8…How Do We Collaborate?

If you look at the tiny print under the songs on a CD cover, you’ll almost always find multiple songwriter names listed. Collaboration is a big part of what we do. How does that work, you might ask? Well, collaborations


Show Me the Money!

  I’m often asked by fans what is the best way to purchase or listen to music in order to ensure that the songwriters behind it are being paid fairly. After all, if you love a particular songwriter or artist,


Adopting Baby Alexa

Twelve days ago, my husband and I received the most precious gift possible. We were given the honour of becoming parents through adoption. Our journey to parenthood was long and trying. For years, Dave and I privately navigated our way


You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

  Do you find yourself watching the TV show “Nashville” and wondering how true-to-life it is? Well, the  real music business is just as crazy as the TV version.   Here’s a story about royalty checks that should be delivered


What the Heck is a Staff Songwriter?

I’ve spent almost 20 years living my dream as a staff songwriter on Music Row, and I consider myself very blessed to still be doing it today. Due to the decline of physical CD sales and the advent of streaming services


An Insider’s Guide to Nashville

  With world-class food and some of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the world, Nashville has become an “it” city to visit. Thinking about taking a trip? Now that I’m in my 20th year as a Nashvillian, I thought I’d create an insider’s guide

Hi, I’m Victoria.

If you’ve discovered some of my music and want to learn more about who I am, this video pretty much sums it up.  Hope you enjoy it!  Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I hope you’ll take the time to comment, or

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