Born in Pittsburgh, PA, singer/songwriter Courtney Jaye moved to Atlanta during her formative high school years and began writing songs after a friend's untimely death. She traveled extensively after graduation, spending her days working as an acupuncturist in Flagstaff, AZ, and playing in a band at night. She then found herself on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where she developed an affinity for the region's fluid rhythms and laid-back atmosphere. It wasn't until Jaye returned to the mainland and temporarily settled in Georgia that the music she absorbed in Hawaii began to influence her songwriting, however. Athens provided the young artist with her first love and a vibrant, influential music scene. She then relocated once more -- this time to Austin, TX -- where she and her partner went their separate ways, thus leaving Jaye with a bottomless well of emotions to write about.