BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Abby Ballard was our guest for Free Music Friday.
Biography from her website:
I grew up in a small town in west Texas called Plainview, its between Lubbock and Amarillo. I started playing guitar when I was 13 around the time my parents were getting divorced. It was an escape for me, a way to release my emotions in a productive way.
I also started writing songs shortly after as another way of expressing my feelings during this difficult change in my life. The Storm was the first song I wrote that people really responded to and said "wow, you wrote that?"
And I guess it was somewhat impressive for a 13 year old to write something that put everything I was feeling out in the open.
I've always loved music and have been singing since I could talk and another door opened up for me when I learned how to play and and began writing and it's almost 8 years later and it's still one of my favorite things to do and is still my escape from the world.
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