Fourteen years ago, TaRanda Kiser was like most high school seniors. She was headed for college and ready to conquer the world. Little could she have known what the next decade and a half would hold, after she made the decision to forsake college and audition for the popular Southern Gospel Music group, The Greenes. "Singing full-time had always been my dream," recalls TaRanda, "so I gave up a college scholarship, left Florida, and made my way to the mountains of Boone, NC, to pursue my dream. All I wanted to do was sing!"