Every great artist has a story; one of determination and prowess that guides them on a trying journey to find fame and success. Kelcy Hyde’s story started when she was a young girl with a passion for music, undeniable talent and a one-track mind to follow her dreams. Today, Kelcy’s determination to share her gift has shattered expectations as she works to overcome all odds and make it to The Ryman.
Growing up in Las Vegas, attending high school was considered a mere stepping-stone for Kelcy, who was not your ordinary teenager. Instead of finding her perfect dress for prom or going to parties, Kelcy spent her nights and weekends at home cultivating her talent and devoting endless hours to studying country music.
At 16 years old, Kelcy fulfilled a promise to her parents and received her high school diploma, two years earlier than her peers. In return, her family relocated to Nashville in full support of Kelcy and her resilient pursuit to become a country artist.
Developing a singing and songwriting career has always been a number one priority for Kelcy, whose opportunities quickly began to evolve once in Music City. In only a few years, the ambitious young artist grew her resume to include performances at renowned music venues and experiences playing on tour with established country artists.
Recently, Kelcy performed on the historic stages of 12th & Porter and The Bluebird Cafe, which previously helped launch the careers of famed artists Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks and Kings of Leon. She additionally shared a stage with Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy and The Farm during their nationwide tours.
While Kelcy’s talent in undeniable, it’s her predisposition and winning attitude that put her efforts well above the hundreds of other aspiring musicians in the Nashville area. In an interview with Rick Moore of the Nashville Music Guide, Kelcy asserted, “Quitting is just not an option!” These efforts have not gone unnoticed, as her talent has gained much public and media attention.
From the beginning of her career, Kelcy has received outstanding recognition and support from the Southern Music Line. The Line discovered Kelcy in Las Vegas during her mid-teens and named her “Artist to Watch in 2014” and “Nashville’s Next New Sensation.”
In 2013, American Veterans Radio picked up Kelcy’s single “Girls Are Heroes Too,” and recognized Kelcy as “Spotlight Artist Of the Week;” one of Kelcy’s self-proclaimed proudest achievements. Further, Kelcy was nominated for three new country music awards and reached the #1 spot on ReverbNation Country Charts in her area after a powerful performance at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Kelcy dropped her first EP titled “Your Heart Amazes Me” with an electric performance and release party in Nashville. The album contains five Country Rock songs including: the title track “Your Heart Amazes Me,” “Boots Off,” her debut single “All You Need,” “War and World Away,” and “What Happened in Vegas.” The album has seen rave reviews across the Internet and Kelcy plans to drop her next single “Boots Off,” later this year!