Born in Ohio, moved to Nashville, married, divorced, hit single and adopted a child all with the help of supportive parents by her side: Tammy Cochran.

When Tammy Cochran turned 8, she was given a child's record player with a microphone. She sang songs by Barbara Mandrell and Loretta Lynn, according to She would perform for family, her older brothers charging their parents 50 cents.

Cochran then sang in church and entered her first talent contest at age 12. TC Country was formed while in her teens and they played at fairs and weddings.

After vocational schooling for back-up, Cochran and her parents moved to Nashville. In the mid to late 1990s, she married and divorced.

She was encouraged to sing at a writers night, where she met Shane Decker. Cochran recorded a demo that was passed among different labels and eventually signed.

In 2001, Tammy Cochran's self-titled debut released "Angels In Waiting," a top 10 hit, according to That is a song she wrote for her older brothers, who were both born with cystic fibrosis and died early in their lives.

Cochran also released "I Cry," and the title release from Life Happened. Eventually becoming an independent artist, she released Where I Am in 2007, and her fourth album is 30 Something and Still Single.

Personally, in 2007, Cochran adopted a little boy from Guatemala, whom she named after her older brothers, Shawn Allen. She tried to adopt a girl from Guatemala but there were legal issues, according to