Prettyman began her career playing locally in clubs and bars throughout California's San Diego County before being invited to join fellow San Diegan Jason Mraz on his national tour.Prettyman spent winter 2004 in New York collaborating with producer Josh Deutsch. The title pays homage to the 23 Enigma, a concept referring to the abnormally high occurrence of the number 23 in daily life as described in the book Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson.On August 26, 2014, she announced on social media that she and Maris had married at Kruger National Park in South Africa.At one point, Tristan Prettyman didn't know whether she would continue pursuing music.The album peaked at number 24 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart."Say Anything" from Cedar Gold is featured in 2013 film adaptation and accompanying soundtrack of Nicholas Sparks's novel.In a way, it all happened for a reason and I got to the place I am now because all of that." Looking back on the writing and recording of the set, Prettyman said, "It's sort of like an outer-body experience in a way because I'm there and I'm present but at the time same time, it's such a grey area looking back." But now that the album is out, Prettyman says, "I'm 100 percent connected to it and I believe in it fully." One of those new songs, "Say Anything," opens the new film, "Save Haven," starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.The new material makes up a lot of Prettyman's performance set list.
In December 2013, Prettyman announced on Twitter and Facebook that she was engaged to venture capitalist Bill Maris.And that was a miracle in a way because I had been coming from four years of being completely uninspired and felt like I was forcing myself to get back into music.So that situation just totally kick-started my inspiration." A trip around the world that Prettyman, 30, describes as her "'Eat, Pray, Love' moment" also kicked her creativity into high-gear. When VF Daily caught up with the former Roxy model, she told us about an unexpected vocal-cord surgery and how she “lost” her voice after her split with pop singer Jason Mraz. I went to Bali and Australia, New York and Costa Rica, and then I started feeling guilty because I was having so much fun traveling.Highlights from our chat:__ I have been on quite the journey. It was supposed to only be a year to take some time for myself and travel. I came back home and started writing and recording, and then I noticed I was having some vocal issues."The minute it [her 2011 Split from Mraz] happened, I ran to my guitar and the pen and the paper," Prettyman told "And I couldn't write fast enough to get out everything that was going on in my brain."When I'm on the road, I like to stay connected with the fans, Instagram and tweet and focus on the show." And as for Mraz, Prettyman has an update. We're not super close or anything, but if we ran into each other, we can give each other a hug and be fine. I have kind of come to peace with and had some closure." Asked if Mraz has heard her new album, Prettyman said, "He was funny because I had asked him if he had heard any of the record and he said, 'I've heard most of it and the most important things is that it sounds truthful when sing it."It's funny -- him and I, a couple of weeks ago, we had an exchange," Prettyman revealed about the "I'm Yours" singer. I feel this weird negative energy and it just feels awkward. And it's really beautiful." That honesty infiltrates all the songs on "Cedar Gold." "My experience is obviously going to be different from his and his is going to be different from mine.She's currently on a tour across the country that stops in Philadelphia on Wednesday and wraps May 10 in Napa, Calif. While on the road, she makes sure to keep her voice in check, getting enough sleep, limiting talking and eating right."I feel like -- for once -- everything is aligned and in harmony. So far, Prettyman hasn't sat down to write new music, as for right now, she's keeping the touring and writing processes separate.