Kelcy Hyde is a 21 year-old country cutie from Las Vegas who started singing at the age of 6. She even had the opportunity to open for Darryl Worley at age 13. She has also opened for artists such as Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. She has also played at many music venues all over, including the very popular, well-known venue, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Most recently, Kelcy co-wrote all of her songs on her album, “Your Heart Amazes Me”.
I had the opportunity to meet Kelcy Hyde a couple of months ago. We discussed her journey into the music world, and she shared the meaning of some of her songs with me. These songs stem from Kelcy’s real life relationships. I immediately realized that this girl is not only an incredible singer, but also her ability to share her gift of songwriting with the world through very personal and emotional songs is truly touching and inspiring. I firmly believe that with her sweet nature and true passion for music that she will be an artist people will want to follow.
In this interview, we get the opportunity to learn even more about her.
If you could perform with one artist or band, who would it be?
My whole life I have listened to one country singer more than anyone and he is my favorite. With that said, I am completely sure that if I had the opportunity to perform with George Strait, I would cry!
What’s your favorite way to connect with fans?
My favorite way to connect with fans is in person of course! There’s nothing like actually shaking hands with your fans and talking to them face to face.
What’s your favorite part about being a musician?
Just being on stage, performing songs that you’ve created and singing your heart out to everyone in the audience. I can’t explain how magical it is, but it’s my favorite part about being a musician.
Was there one defining moment for you where you knew that you wanted to play music?
When I was 6 years old, I sang “Seek Ye First” in my church talent show. Originally, a pianist was supposed to accompany me on the song, but unfortunately couldn’t make it. Instead of backing out of the show, I decided to sing the song A Capella. That was the first time I had ever performed on stage, sang a solo, or received a standing ovation in my entire life. After that, I was hooked.
Be on the lookout for Kelcy’s single, “Boots Off”, which will be released within the next couple of months.
Kelcy’s current album “Your Heart Amazes Me” is available for download on iTunes. You can see Kelcy’s full schedule on her website http://www.kelcyhyde.com
You can also follow her updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
(Photo credits: Alissa Anne Photography)