Candace, who has called Tennessee her home for most of her life, grew up in the suburb of Mount Juliet. At the age of 14, she became the personal nanny for the country music singer, Gretchen Wilson. She worked for Gretchen, both at home and on tour, for almost six years. She was exposed to the ins and outs of the music industry during these years. At the age of 20, she transitioned into working for the well-known Nashville bar, Tin Roof. Over the 10 years with the famous live music joint, she fulfilled many roles and eventually took over their corporate payroll department. She headed that department for five years while also on the road with her husband Caleb, who was an MLB baseball player. She was his informal assistant during this time as well, assisting him and his teammates through the intricacies of the baseball world. When they moved back to Brentwood, TN to plant roots, she knew she wanted to explore getting back into the music scene leading her to EB Media.