Today we have an interview from Kaylee Keller. A singer/songwriter that I was introduced to and decided to interview them.
Kaylee Keller is a Positive Pop singer from Garden City, Kansas with Christian and Country Pop genre as well.
You can find out more about Kaylee on her website at KayleeKeller.com
At what age did you begin singing or playing an instrument?
My mother told me as she sang to me as an infant I was already humming along. I remember begging my parents for a variety of instruments that I was determined to play. However the only one that stuck with me was the guitar.
What inspired you to become a singer/musician?
“Animal Crackers in My Soup,” that is what inspired me to be a musician. At about 5 or 6 years old I was introduced to the legendary Shirley Temple. I wanted to sing, dance, and act just like her. Anything I had to give a name was always Shirley Temple, including my floppy eared male bunny.
What genre would you call your music?
My concentration is on “Positive Pop” but on this particular EP, each song has its own type of vibe and can fit into Pop, Christian, and Country Pop genres. I’ve been told I’m setting the standard for “the new cross mixed music”. I have also noticed that artists are not limiting themselves to just one genre for ex: Steven Tyler just came out with a new country song called “Love is Your Name”.
What have you learned from being a singer/musician?
As an independent hands on artist I have had to learn about every aspect of this industry. Equipment, social media, video editing, blogging, recording, my own website, to the smallest details of the color of my merchandise shirts. I have learned that this journey isn’t about me being a “famous artist”. Its about helping each other reach our goals and serving one another.
Can you say a little about what being a singer/musician means to you?
Music is such an important part of my life. I love singing words that have a meaning and a message and not only sharing my story but inspiring others. I am humbled every time someone sends me a message sharing how my song “Diamond” has helped them get through bullying, depression, physical limitations, and sometimes just a bad day.
What part about being a singer/musician do you like most?
I love traveling and meeting new people and hearing about their life story. I find such joy in singing and acting and the best part is I get to combine them all by being a singer/musician.
Have you made any friends because of being a singer/musician?
Rumor has it that the entertainment industry is full of boogie men and scams and top record labels not supporting their artists, but I have been blessed to have found the opposite. Capital Records opened the door for me and I have a great team around me that have become close like family. From radio personal, celebrities, top industry executives, fans/friends, guitar and vocal coaches. I met Rusty Rierson a top chart country singer/musician who has helped me with music equipment, playing guitar, live shows, and brought me into his family, including his parents even letting me play with their farm toys (equipment). He is one of the many friends I have gotten to meet through my career.
Have you traveled because of being a singer/musician?
Traveling is a huge part in becoming and being a successful artist. From live shows, recording studios, filming videos, and interviews, I have got to go to Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Florida, Atlanta and many places in between. I didn’t expect my career to take off this fast but it has been so exciting and rewarding and I feel very blessed to be called “one of the up and coming artists of 2016”.
Have you done something exciting because of being a singer/musician?
Watching the process of my ideas turn into a song. Starting with a pen and paper then into a video, then to an EP and now available to buy on kayleekeller.com and iTunes, Spotify, Google Plus and Reverbnation. It is such an indescribable but exciting experience.