I grew up in a sports home. Ever since I can remember I was throwing some sort of ball with my dad, or playing any and every sport possible. My Father Gary Rutledge played football under Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama and won a National Championship in 1973. I had to live under this huge shadow, but God had other plans with me and used me in high school to lead worship for my youth group. I still played sports and did well in basketball, baseball, and really thriving in tennis. I didn't really realize I wanted to do music until I did it every week and began growing more and more in love with it. . . I realized that God had given me a gift, and using it to give him glory is ultimately the thing I wanted most.
So after college I decided to pursue this calling on my life and move to Nashville, where I am now.
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