In the lingo of sports language, Kellie-Lynne can bring it! She can occult you on offense with lyrics like, “My love ain’t dirt cheap/I’m not a yard sale special on a dead end street.” She can deny you on defense by declaring, “I don’t care how nice your truck is/If it’s too pretty to haul a buck in,” all the while still being darling. With her new set of songs, Kellie-Lynne puts more points on her stat sheet.
Kellie-Lynne is on a singing streak that hasn’t stopped. She had a successful season and to sum up some things I’ve already said, she was the # 1 unsigned country artist in PA, her song “I’m There” reach # 87 without any outside promotion, and her song “Bad” was the # 1 requested song on XM radio Nashville, and that was before she even had a record deal! It’s safe to say that Kellie’s completion percentage is one of the best in the business and she’s the division leader of doing it yourself! With her new set of songs, score one more for Kellie Lynne!
Kellie is succeeding in a system that has consistent competition and she’s winning with talent and tact. Recently, Kellie added yet another accomplishment to her already astonishing arsenal and finished filming her music video for “Dirt Cheap,” which is now available on iTunes. She will also be performing at CMAFest 2012. Luckily, she took a time-out to tell me about her gracious game-plan.
Sara Fincham: What is your favorite motivational quote?
Kellie Lynne: I actually do not have a favorite quote, because I love to be inspired by many motivational quotes! I do always strive my best to live by, “Treat Others The Way That You Would Like To Be Treated.” My parents taught me that at a very young age, and I respect them so much! There is nothing more that I enjoy than meeting a new person! Whether it be at a show or not, there is always something wonderful that you can learn and pull from meeting someone new! I really enjoy staying connected with new and long standing fans! They mean the world to me, and deserve to be treated with the highest level of respect! If it wasn’t for my fans I would not be able to pursue my love for music!
SF: What different things are you doing this time around and how have they helped?
KL: I am working a lot more with songwriters and currently co-writing a lot of my own music. This has helped me to make better music for my fans.
SF: Do different cities inspire in different ways? What are some inspirations from Pittsburgh and also Nashville?
KL: I absolutely loved living in Pittsburgh! My hometown is where I was able to launch my career to build a wonderful fan base! I was very lucky to have such a great support team throughout the years by my family, friends, fans and band members! Having the opportunity to live in Nashville has opened many doors for me! Living in ‘Music City’ is so incredible! I am very fortunate to be able to live in a city where everyone and everything is music! There are so many talented and motivated singer/songwriters/musicians/producers here! Everywhere you turn, you tend to run into someone who is musically involved with the industry!
SF: What did you learn form last time that you are applying to your artistry now? What new insights can you share?
KL: I believe that this industry has a lot to do with networking! I feel I have become more confident in approaching industry people and other singer/songwriters. This has made me stronger as a performer today.
SF: When it comes to cutting songs – what’s something that a song should have that would make you want to sing it?
KL: I believe that “you know when you know!” You can talk to so many people and get a lot of different opinions on what songs you should cut and not cut, and drive yourself absolutely insane! Sometimes, you just need to listen to what your heart is telling you to do!
SF: When you hear a finished song for the first time – what’s that feeling like?
KL: The feeling is pretty hard to describe! You are the only person that knows every ounce of detail that went into picking/writing/producing that song, and when it all comes together on a fully produced track, there is nothing but a huge smile on my face from ear to ear! My new single “Dirt Cheap” is currently playing on IHeartRadio and when I heard that song play for the first time, I had chills running up and down my arms!
SF: I know you have a lot on your plate. Serve us some side dish!
KL: Online Radio interviews to tune into: Sunday, June 3rd at 4:00 PM EST with NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio-Listen live at www.blogtalkradio.com/nfotusa/2012/06/03/kellie-lynne-live. Monday, June 4th at 7:00 PM EST with Conversation Crossroad – listen live at www.conversationcrossroad.com.
CMA FEST 2012 Shows: Thursday, June 7th at Just Kickin– 7:30 P.M. – 8:15 P.M. (Brand new bar on 2nd Avenue next to Wild Horse Saloon). Friday, June 8th, 3 – 4 P.M., and Saturday June 9th, 2 – 2:45 P.M. at Wild Beaver Saloon – (performing for www.NashvilleUniverse.com). I’ll be playing a show 1one week later at Losers Bar & Grill on Wednesday, June 13th from 7:00 – 7:30 P.M.