Official Site: http://reverbnation.com/kylemercer | @kylemercermusic
Kyle is an unsigned Country music singer-songwriter recording artist currently residing in Nashville, Tn. Born in 1985, he was raised by a supportive loving family that was split between Texas and Arizona. He grew up playing sports for most of his young life while also playing in local music contests and venues whenever he could. After graduating high school he decided to join the U.S. Navy. He served a four year tour overseas stationed in Japan with his military tour of duty spread all throughout the Pacific visiting places like Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea to name a few. While serving he'd entertain his fellow troops playing in a local Country music band on base. After his service and traveling the world he decided to move back to Arizona and pursue his college degree and also formed a new Country band playing music in local bars and venues like Toby Keith's Bar, Az Diamond back stadium and Dodge Theater around his home town of Phoenix, Az. One highlight of his career was competing in The Country Colgate Showdown and taking first place for all of Northern Arizona which is a nationwide contest with a rich history of artists competing like Garth Brooks and Leanne Rhymes. After this contest Kyle was requested by STUDIO ONE MEDIA to help in the sound development of the famous MYSTUDIO booth which can be found in malls across America. During that time he had the privilege of working with Shelly Yakkus (Produced U2, Stevie Knicks) and famed film director Lienol C. Martin (Directed the film “How to be a Player”, Boyz II Men Music videos,etc). Kyle played as one of the main acts at the Red/Blue Carpet Release party of the MYSTUDIO Booth in Scottsdale Fashion Square which had 3000+ in attendance. Finally, Kyle finished his Associates degree at Glendale Community College in Phoenix and with 10 years of combined live shows, studio recordings and a catalogue of written songs under his belt; he decided to make being a Country music artist/writer his full time gig. He arrived to Nashville by himself about three years ago with no contacts, a job, and lived in his truck for a month until finally landing a couple jobs dish washing and chimney sweeping. Since then he's been making a name for himself in the music industry playing Nashville Honkytonks and being mentored by some of Nashville's finest writer's and industry professionals like SeaGayle Music Publishing's Creative Director Mike Owens and Pete and Pat Luboff who’ve had cuts with Snoop Dogg, wrote Patti LaBelle’s No. 2 charting “Body Language” and worked with Micheal Peterson and Glen Jones among others. Kyle has been busy finishing up his senior year at Belmont University studying Music Business and also chooses to spend time giving back to his community as a "BIG" volunteer with The Big Brother's and Big Sister foundation. Currently Kyle is in the process of recording his first OFFICIAL EP which will be set to drop in April. The greatest time he has is on stage playing live music and jamming out with his friends and band mates. "Although most of my songs have been written from personal experience my music is really made for anyone who likes to have a good time pounding beers, remembers a heart break or the one that got away, and loves their family, friends, and where they come from."- KM