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Throughout her K-12 years, Caitlyn performed in an array of bars, musicals, and variety shows. At the age of 17 she moved to Nashville and attended Belmont University for a year. Throughout the rest of her undergraduate program she performed in an a’capella group, multiple musicals, started teaching herself how to play guitar, and wrote hundreds of songs.
In June of 2016, Caitlyn met a bunch of handsome men and became the lead singer of the band, Grit & Glory (G&G), out of Dubuque, IA. Along with the full band, she’s played a variety of bars, casinos, and fairs; in addition to opening for Mark Chestnut and other touring artists. She has also opened for Dustin Lynch at the Buchanan County Fair, and performed at Benton County Countryfest headlined by Chase Bryant. Acoustically, Caitlyn has sung at countless weddings and other opportunities where she could perform and meet new friends.
Caitlyn’s musical style has been influenced by a wide range of genres throughout her entire life. She’s often told that her original songs give off the “Taylor Swift” vibe, due to their relatability , yet when it comes to the fiery touch, many think of Miranda Lambert or Gretchen Wilson.