Native of Baldwin County, Alabama, Melissa Joiner has been submersed in music since birth. Her diverse style and creative use of formal opera training, has created a unique sound that makes her a standout among other gulf coast female vocalists. In her first summer of being a professional musician, she hosted the Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout in the world famous Florabama, and participated in many festivals which include the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, Mississippi Songwriters Festival, Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival,and the 43rd International Shrimp Festival just to name a few. She is the co-founder and co-producer of the Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout, and founder and executive producer of the Songs that Save concert series. Melissa has been featured on 92ZEW fm radio live concert series, and has opened up for a few national touring acts.