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NYC to Nash!

How did a New York born and raised, musical theater geek end up living in Nashville writing

and performing country music? Honestly, I'm not even sure myself!

Molly's first time playing The Bitter End in NYC

I grew up in the quintessential suburban neighborhood outside of New York City. My parents

grew up in the same area and so did their parents - all New Yorkers through and through. My

mom has a love of all things Broadway and took my sisters and I to numerous shows

throughout the years. I remember sitting spellbound through Les Mis (my mom's all time

favorite show) at the age of 5. If you ask me, that was pretty risky to take a 5 year old to such a long and (at times) dark show. This was no "Little Mermaid" but nonetheless I was hooked!

I was always a bit of a ham and will admit, I still don't mind being the center of attention.

There is a photo of a very young Molly (maybe 5 or 6) sitting on my cousins lap, hands

clasped around a big microphone singing "My Heart Will Go On" at my aunt and uncles

anniversary party. Move over Celine Dion! When my elementary school was doing a talent

show I took a pass on joining all my friends in a group number and opted for a solo,

choreographed dance to "Ease on Down the Road" from "The Wiz" complete with a

scarecrow costume! It's safe to say that video is out there still.

Molly in Wagner Colleges production of Spamalot

Fast forward to my junior year at Wagner College where I was studying theatre performance.

Due to a pretty light schedule I decided I would intern at a casting agency called House

Casting. From there I was introduced to Nefertiti Jones and Jimi Bones of JonesBones

Productions, and incredible pair of songwriters and musicians. Fast forward a few weeks and the next thing I knew, we were writing and recording my first EP, "Red, White & Booze". From that experience I was totally hooked on this industry that was entirely foreign to me. I finished school, began to focus on my music and tackle this tough but exciting journey.

Molly in Westchester Broadways production of The Music Man

After spending a year going back and forth to Nashville about once a month, I realized it was

time to bite the bullet and head on down full time. Before driving down here I released my

newest EP "Dancing With Strangers" and finished off a summer tour throughout the

Northeast. Then I packed the car and made my move. Now that I am here my song "CHUG" is

charting at number 14 on the New Music Weekly charts and I could not be more proud. While

this transition has been crazy (THAT would be an entirely different blog post) I could not be

more happy with my decision to transition down here and I am so excited for what's ahead!

Molly's first official CMA Festival

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