Kylie Morgan In Her Own Words Hi, My name is Kylie Morgan. I am seventeen and from Newcastle, Oklahoma. When I was twelve, I realized music was what I wanted to do with my life. It all started with a little pink guitar I got for Christmas from my papaw. I learned my first three chords and just fell in love with the fact I could create songs of my own. By the age of fourteen, I signed a record deal with Land Run Records. I was writing, recording and playing shows almost all the time. Life as I knew it had completely changed. During those first few years, I came to realize of how much hard work and effort it really took to get where I wanted to go. It was all about trying new things, scraping my knees and getting back up to try again. To keep up with my busy schedule I switched to online school my sophomore year. In December 2012, I graduated early with a 4.0 GPA. One of the biggest obstacles I faced as a young artist was venues. Sure, I played my fair share of smoky bars but the big question was “Where could I perform to reach my target audience?” When I was fifteen I had a writing session with Liz Hengber and Rob Crosby. We wrote the song, “Phoebe,” in honor of fifteen-year-old Phoebe Prince who took her life due to bullying. The song was so much bigger than we expected. It created a platform for me to go to schools and talk to kids and teens everywhere about bullying. Not only was I making a difference, I was creating a fan base. It went from being a local project to a national campaign that allows me to spread my message and my music. In July 2012, I was chosen to be on the E Network's new reality show called Opening Act. I got the opportunity to open for Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan in Birmingham, Alabama on the “My Kind of Party” tour. This show took me from national to international when it aired around the world. I went from hoping and dreaming to doing and achieving. I have the confidence and reassurance this is what I was born to do. –Kylie www.kyliemorgan.com www.landrunrecords.