There she learned how to fully use her vocal skills. It was a very forgiving group of folks because it consisted mostly of family and her dad’s many friends. It was a lesson far from singing in her room for hours and hours daily where her only audience was her dolls on the shelves. Vicki went on to sing throughout her school years along with working as a model.
Following graduation from high school and college Vicki decided to become a kindergarten teacher. “I love kids! They’re so honest and beautiful, and they were always willing to listen to me sing! I had a chance to help shape the future of these kids. I made a difference by being their first official teacher!” While teaching school by day, Vicki was gigging with her band at night and on weekends all around Southern California at street fairs, festivals, and speedways. She performed in Nashville on her first trip to Tennessee and set up a booth at Fan Fair, currently The CMA Fest.
She gathered up some players and traveled to Switzerland to play the 39 Days of Country Music Festival there alongside Pam Tillis and Neal McCoy. After such a hectic performing schedule for about four years, Vicki said ‘goodbye’ to her kindergarten students and decided to pursue her singing career full time. “I had exhausted all of my substitute teachers and after teaching school all day and gigging at night fueled by good, strong coffee, I needed to make a choice. It was tough to leave the kids at school because they felt safe for me, but I had enormous support from my closest friends and family.
I had always taught the kids to follow their dreams and to dream big, and what better way to teach them than to lead by example. I gave my notice, packed up my classroom, prayed, and I never looked back.” Her most recent accomplishment, receiving 4 Grammy Award nominations for her current cd 'dream catcher'. It appears as though she is definitely destined for stardom because she is well on her way. Read more on Last.fm.
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