Terri has been surrounded by music from a very young age - her parents were Bluegrass musicians. At the age of 9, Terri began violin lessons with the idea that she'd play fiddle in the family band. However, her classical music training lead her in a different direction. She chose upon classical voice as her major study at North Texas State University, with a full academic scholarship. She was the winner of many state-wide competitions and graduated with honors. New York City was her next venture when she was accepted into the famed Juilliard School of Music. Terri soon realized though that she did not want a professional career as an opera singer. So she moved to Los Angeles where she was exposed to many other thriving genres of music, namely Rock & Roll, Blues, R&B, and Soul. It was here she joined her first band and started writing music. She sang in many Blues and R&B bands and even performed at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, the Catalina Blues Festival, House of Blues, BB King's Blues Club, and countless concert venues. In January of 2006, she moved to Nashville to begin her next journey, focusing on songwriting and of course, singing.