This article is a part of #KanvasLive, an interactive, cross-platform content series brought to life on the Kanvas app and AOL.com. See more on coverage here.
It seems like you can't turn a corner this year without hearing about rising country singer Cam. Her newest album, "Untamed" was released in December and has already racked critical praise, including a Grammy nod and four nominations from the American Country Music Awards, including "New Female Vocalist of the Year."
The native Californian got her start as a songwriter and has helped pen hits for major singers, like Miley Cyrus. But 2016 is Cam's breakout year as a performer in her own right and her star is shining brighter than ever.
AOL.com had a chance to chat with Cam at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this past weekend, where the bubbly blonde opened up about how she fell in love with country music and what it feels like to "win" as a songwriter.
Check out more photos from Tortuga Music Festival in the gallery below:
The Tortuga Music Festival took place next to the picturesque B Ocean Hotel & Resort in Fort Lauderdale. For more information about the hotel, click here.
More from AOL.com:
One amazing quality sets Tortuga Music Festival apart from all others
Savannah Kennick makes her film debut with TriBeCa horror flick "Holidays"
Okeechobee Music Festival successfully gets undivided attention from thousands of millennials