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Good old-fashioned country girl mixed with a little bit of sass and rock & roll.
Born and raised in a small town on the South Shore of Massachusetts, Valerie has enjoyed all types of music and theater from a young age. From plays, band, and chorus’ in grade school, to completing a degree in Classical Vocal Performance at the University of Massachusetts, Valerie has kept music close to her heart throughout her life.
Being known today as a country singer/songwriter, she explains “I love the raw, gritty, storyteller style of country and similar genres. I found that I always try to bring that same style into my writing and in turn, my originals. I want to be known for my lyrics more than anything. I want to tell stories in a way people remember..."
Having released her debut original album "Hurt & Healing" in September 2022, she commented "... I think a lot of people will be able to relate to the lyrics and will really connect with the songs..." A year later in September 2023, that album led to Valerie being nominated for two local music awards including "Rising Star: Massachusetts" for the 2023 New England Music Awards as well as "Country Act of the Year" for the 2023 Boston Music Awards. She is now in the process of recording a second album. "It's night and day from my first album" she says. "It's cut back, raw and simple yet great storytelling about adventure, life, and friendship."
When she’s not writing music or performing, Valerie enjoys an array of hobbies including traveling, horseback riding, bike rides, paddle boarding, being with friends, and a good old fashioned! “I believe life is too short not to laugh, be weird, and have fun!”, she says.
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