"I come from a coal mining family; my husband is a coal miner," Slone said. "He'll only have to miss one day of work. I'm so proud of what he does. He makes me proud every day going underground to support us. I hope one day I won't have to worry about him, and he can just be with me."
She hopes this is all leading somewhere big for her in the future.
"I hope so. I really do believe with all the things I got already, I could make it. That's what I'm hoping for. I'm trying to keep my head on straight and see what happens for me," Slone said.
"I'd like to be like the rest of them — be like Loretta and make a lifelong career out of it."
Slone grew up listening to Loretta Lynn and other country stars, and that has inspired her to pursue a singing career.
"I actually got to Skype with her right before the Grand Ole Opry. She was like 'I love you' and I was like 'I love you, too!' She's so sweet; she hasn't changed with all the fame," Slone said.
As for the near future, she'll still be donning the dark blue and khaki.
"Well, I still got bills to pay," Slone said. "And I'm just like everyone else. I just sing a little bit. I'm blessed to have everybody I have in my life and all the supporters and fans that I have. I hope that I make them proud."