Andrea was born singing. She made up songs before she could spell, and performed for everyone who happened by the suburban Kansas household where she grew up. During a recent visit there, she found her old song notebook and a tune she wrote in 4th grade: Do Something Great. She guess she was writing it to myself, because that’s still her life goal - She wants to make the truest, bravest music she possibly can, and writes songs that lift people’s hearts from life’s dark gray monotony into the pure and hope-filled place that music helps us find.
She began my professional musical career at age 16 when she became one of The Gospel Music Association’s Top 20 New Writers. Since then she has had the privilege of embarking on three overseas tours and four in the US. She has immensely enjoyed writing songs with writers that work for Rascal Flatts, Sarah Evans, Andrew Alan, MTV, and everything in between, and she has yet to wane in her affinity towards performing and production.
Because of an increasingly burning desire to touch the world with songs of hope and healing, her most special moments has been getting to perform for charities and community benefits like: The Young Artists Grant, AIDS Center of Pasadena, The Dream Center Los Angeles, Charity for the Poor Africa, The Hope Center of Kansas City, Meinohamma Christian Center of Japan, Serve Day, Kansas City Juvenile Hall, Halogen for Missions, The La Canada YMCA, Revolution 626, Safe Haven, Plumb Line, Mosaic Cafe, and others, as well as contribute to fundraiser compilations and non-profit film soundtracks. These are the things that remind her why she does music.
In 2009, she suddenly found herself in a battle for her health, and life. “There’s nothing we can do” soon became her least favorite phrase. She was informed that many of the things she was dealing with had no cure, and therefore her singing career was likely done.
Somehow through this confusing time, her soul remained brave. It told her the doctors might be wrong - that she was born to sing - that she had to, no matter what, keep believing. There were many ups and downs, many many prayers, and more than a few crazy alternative treatments.
Now, she is in Los Angeles again - and SHE IS SINGING AGAIN. In July 2012, she was told the last of her “incurable” diseases is now gone. But, somewhere along the way she realized that the biggest miracle was not her body’s repair, but the growth and character that have welled up in her heart - and now she gets to share all the hope she gained through song