The first stage was a musical. After that came competitions, Austin City Limits, CMA All Star Showcases and then the actual CMAs. At just 21 years old, Mignon Grabois has played places women twice her age still dream of — but her sights are still set higher.

July's #LetTheGirlsPlay artist says she hopes her music gets to millions by the time she's 31. Grabois has big dreams to go with her big voice. On Wednesday, ToC readers experienced the emotion she's capable of injecting into her music during a performance "Followin' the Beat" (watch below). Then, her new fans learned how she's relied on support from parents and family to see her through a difficult move to Nashville and college.

Now, this college senior shares photos from her personal scrapbook. Grabois grew up in Houston, but moved to Nashville at 12, at the urging of songwriter Mark Nesler. Her family came with — yep, they all relocated for her. She's made the most of her time, building a strong support network one stage and one connection at a time so that when she finishes school in May, she'll have something to fall back on.

You'll find Grabois on many Monday nights at the Listening Room in Nashville. She's a frequent player during the Song Suffragettes songwriter's round. The group was formed to support young artists looking for their first big break. Taste of Country is proud to partner with the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement by spotlighting one talented female during the first full week of every month.

Watch Mignon Grabois Sing "Followin' the Beat"