OBU Student Pursues Country Music Career

Oklahoma Baptist University sophomore DeMetri Moon has returned to Bison Hill from a summer in Nashville, Tenn., where she pursued her career goal of becoming a country music artist. At OBU, Moon is working toward a bachelor of music arts degree with an emphasis in violin.

Moon found opportunities to perform with several artists during her stay in Nashville. She played the violin on a track for Christian rap group Grits, was featured playing the fiddle in Ronnie McDowell's new music video and performed at many venues in Nashville.

Moon began playing the violin at age 3 and started playing fiddle music at age 7. Before coming to OBU, Moon resided in Casper, Wyo., where she played with different performers and sang the national anthem at many sporting events around Wyoming.

"OBU has helped me to keep a positive, Christian attitude in an environment that is not always a Christian atmosphere," Moon said, referring to the professional music industry. "I just live one day at a time and enjoy every second God has given me!"

Moon plans to continue pursuing her country music career in the coming months and plans to return to Nashville for a third summer next year. Moon also hopes to record her first album while spending the summer in Nashville.

She attributes Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Faith Hill as some of her inspirations for becoming a country music entertainer.

"This year I am really going to focus on my goals and try to become a better musician," Moon said. "I have truly been blessed with many wonderful people in my life who have encouraged me and helped me with my music."