Kellie Lynne came to see me a time ago and I was immediately captured by her voice. Now, after listening to her single "Dirt Cheap" I'm even more pleased with her voice. She's a true story teller and sounds like she really believes her lyrics. Her high notes seem to soar like they are not high notes. Her ease, tone, clarity, control and believability are foundations for a strong career.
Kellie Lynne’s journey is a tribute to being genuine, to talent, and to pure grit. From performing for her stuffed animals in her room in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, Kellie Lynne wrote, performed, and sung her way to Nashville in 2010. She is an unsigned singer/songwriter who is diligently working her way towards success.
While growing up, Kellie fell asleep many evenings to the sound of her father strumming a country song on the back porch. Kellie fell in love with the music and soon formed her own band and toured throughout 6 states for 8 years. While touring with her band, Kellie opened for the “Queen of Country”, Loretta Lynn, twice and other known country singers like John Michael Montgomery, Mark Wills, Chris Cagle, Trent Tomlinson, Aaron Tippin, and Emerson Drive just to name a few. Kellie Lynne’s singles, “Bad” and “I’m There” became the #1 fan voted songs in 2010 for XM/Sirius Satellite Radio station Nashville 11. Kellie was heard competing in a radio contest and was given a performance spot on a live taping at the historic Apollo Theatre in New York City where she became the first female country singer to ever receive a standing ovation.
For a while, Kellie lived on a farm in Ohio. That way of life gave her a true sense of appreciation for the lyrics of country music and a realization that a song can be an anthem for life, a tattoo of emotion that stays with you forever. She made it her mission that every person in her audience would feel the lyrics while she performed. Michael Kenny owner of Nashville Universe said in an interview about Kellie, “I tell people that she is a talented, beautiful performer that everyone needs to get out to see. Her live show is great as she connects with the audience, and she has a sweetness about her that welcomes everyone. Music Row has taken notice of Kellie, and it’s exciting to see her star begin to rise.” In January 2013, Nashville Universe named Kellie Lynne, Nashville Universe Female Vocalist of the Year and she was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year.
Marc Eric, CEO of Empirical Music publishing company and producer of Kellie Lynne’s new single, “Dirt Cheap” says Kellie Lynne has the “It” factor. “I have had many artists come through my studio. You just don’t see that often, she has superstar blood.” Eric also sees her as a genuine person. “Her voice resonates from her heart. I think people can hear when someone is being real.” “Dirt Cheap” was written by Nashville songwriters Hillary Lindsey (“Jesus Take the Wheel”, “A Little Bit Stronger”, “American Honey”), Dallas Davidson (“Put a Girl In It”, “I Don’t Want this Night to End”) and country superstar Luke Bryan.
The music video for “Dirt Cheap” was directed by Michael Monaco, who filmed Luke Bryan’s video “Drunk on You.” “From the first time I heard Kellie, I knew that she would one day be a future voice we hear in Nashville,” Monaco says. “It was an honor to direct her first video.”
The video is airing on the nationwide TV networks Heartland and ZUUS, where she was recently asked by TCN to host one of the segments for the TV show “Breaking Out.” The video will kick off a brand new Atlanta based online TV show at www.alltangtv.com to kick off their season. Yallwire and W.O.A. TV have also picked up Kellie’s “Dirt Cheap” video. The song is being played on iHeartRadio stations New Country and The Nashville Chanel, and plenty of Indie stations as far away as Ireland and The Netherlands. Between Kellie’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, she has established over 30,000 fans that are ready to see and hear more of Kellie Lynne.