Janelle began singing in the heart of the Smoky Mountains at 8yrs old. She performed thousands of shows in the area before making the move to Nashville in 2010. She soon began her American Idol journey. After 3 years of persistence, she made it all the way to the Top 5. Janelle not only had international exposure on Idol, but also on shows like the TODAY show, the Kelly & Michael Show and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She’s been the opening act for Craig Morgan, Rascal Flatts and has performed alongside and/or collaborated with The Henningson’s, The Band Perry and Vince Gill. Her lifelong dream was to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage, and she has fulfilled that dream multiple times since her debut on June 19th 2013. Janelle just finished shooting Take 2 For Faith, an independent film where she plays the lead character Faith Winters. Country Artist Deana Carter plays her mother in the film.