Melissa Elkins started singing as a small child. Her mom recalls her singing when she was still in a high chair. Music has always been her passion and it's what she's dreamed about doing her whole life. She started out her musical journey in school singing in choir and music programs. She had her first solo performance at the age of 13 in a local contest and from then on she's been addicted to the stage. Over the last 10 years she's sung at several events from weddings to hockey games to festivals and contests. She auditioned for American Idol in 2002 and competed in the Best New Talent contest in Los Angeles, Calif. In 2003. In 2005 she recieved 1st place in the Knoxville Star contest in Bridgeman, Mi. and was sent to Knoxville, TN. to record an album of cover songs. In 2005 Melissa was discovered by Cheryl Borowski from Starmakers Unlimited and she took Melissa under her wing and introduced her to Gary Sadker from Red Ridge Entertainment in Nashville, TN. In 2006 Gary Sadker produced Melissa's debut album 'Dusty Road'. She recorded in May of 2006 at Bayou Recording with some of the most awsome musicians she had ever heard. Some of the musicians that played on the album have played for some of the top artists including George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, and Jessica Andrews. The album has 10 tracks including 2 originals written by Melissa Elkins 'All I Do Is Cry' and 'Floatin' On Cloud 9'. Since recording 'Dusty Road' Some of Melissa's music has been aired on 97.5 WYTZ out of Benton Harbor, Mi. as well as a radio program in Australia and The Netherlands. She's continued to perform for festivals as well as local contests. During the summer of 2006 at a contest at Club Landing in South Bend, In. Melissa met a fellow contestant Alicia Rose who also had worked with Cheryl Borowski and Gary Sadker. The 2 of them started forming a friendship that soon turned into a bond like sisters. In June of 2007 they started working on some duo songs and have since formed a duo group called 'Take Two'.
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