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About the ArtistKelly Lee - BIO
Kelly Lee is a twenty-four year old Country singer and songwriter from Hatfield in the UK.
When you ask Kelly how long she's been singing, she always replies with " Since I was a little girl listening over and over to my favourite Patsy Cline tape and singing along". Kelly has loved country music for as long as she can remember, listening to her parents tapes of Patsy, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Charlie Pride, and later on The Judds and Reba McEntire.
Kelly's influences now are Miranda Lambert, Dixie Chicks, Julie Roberts, Keith Urban, Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow and Gretchen Wilson to name a few.
Kelly started her musical journey when she was fifteen, doing guest spots in various country music clubs and pubs with a band called Struck It Rich, and opening for another young singer, Niki Dean, at the famed Borderline Club in London.
As well as singing Kelly wrote a monthly page on British country acts called Kelly's Eye, in the magazine Country Music International, which included reviewing albums and writing features on British and International acts.
In June 2005 Kelly recorded a fourteen track country covers album, with Steve Rowland producing. While she was recording, Mike Maslen who is the owner of London based Indie label Halo Records, came to see her. He loved what he heard and since then has been working with Kelly and signed her to Halo in November 2007. Kelly recorded eight of the ten tracks on her debut album, I Can Dream...England 10 Titans 0, with four of the former members of International Southern Rock band, Medicine Hat. The two songs that completed the album, a Julie Roberts cover First To Never Know and a fantastic song called Stay, from two Nashville songwriters, feature guitar legend Albert Lee.
Kelly's debut album and single is available now to download at iTunes, play.com, & Amazon, and the CD can now be ordered from HMV, play.com and Tower Records amongst others.
Her first single from the album, “Stay”, reached # 1 in the British and Irish Hotdisc Chart Top 10 and stayed there for three weeks and received raved reviews. It reached # 5 in the Independent Top 20, and #7 in Hotdisc Top 40. Kelly has signed a 3 year deal with Alien Star Records and will be calling Nashville her second home in Aug 2010.
Reached 69th in Best of Country chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 5 weeks.
May 2010 Country
May 2010 Lilith Local Talent Search: Indianapolis
April 2010 Judging Excellence
by What People are saying about Kelly - GRIZ KITCHENER, 2GCR FM, AUSTRALIA She's a winner all the way and Albert adds that touch of magic that only someone like him can do. STUART CAMERON, UP COUNTRY...
by Album Reviews I CAN DREAM (ENGLAND 10 TITANS 0) Not the run-of-the-mill, candy-coated brand of female chanter – pretty Kelly is engaging and easy to stomach but forceful and thoughtful with these...