Singer/songwriter Kelcy Hyde was born in southern California in 1994. The next year her family moved to Las Vegas and then to the small Nevada town of Pahrump seventeen years ago.
Her interest in singing started early on when at the age three she was performing for her family. A career defining moment came at the tender age of six when she performed “Seek Ye First” a capella at her church. Her first on-stage solo produced a standing ovation and a dream was born.
In her early teens, Hyde opened for Darryl Worley, performed at an after-party for Trace Adkins, and participated in the Colgate Country Showdown competition. She loved to ride horseback, read, boogie board, but most of all, sing. However, there weren’t many opportunities for the singer in Pahrump.
Her parents wouldn’t let her go to Nashville until she graduated high school. With that proverbial carrot dangling on the end of the stick, Hyde graduated two years early at age 16 in 2010. The entire family packed up again and moved to Tennessee.
“Quitting is just not an option.”
The American Veterans Radio picked up Hyde’s single, “Girls Are Heroes Too,” in 2013. The station also named her ‘Spotlight Artist of the Week,’ one of her proudest achievements to date. The song is about her older sister, Kaela, who is in the Navy. Nominations for country music awards and a #1 on a local ReverbNation Country Chart followed.
She co-wrote every song on her first EP, ‘Your Heart Amazes Me’, which included “Boots Off” and her debut single “All You Need.” In 2014 the Southern Music Line named her an ‘Artist to Watch’ and ‘Nashville’s Next New Sensation.’ She performed at 12th and Porter and The Bluebird Café. Her hard work was paying off.
Hyde’s new single, “Hell or High Water” (co-written with Lori Kelley) will be released today.
“I’ve always wanted to write a love song for the people who don’t give up, against all odds. I truly believe that if you love someone, and they love you, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. When I met Lori Kelley and told her I wanted to write a song with the title ‘Hell or High Water,’ she loved the idea as much as I did.”
The young artist, whose dream duet partner is George Strait, won’t stop until she achieves her goals. The title of her new song makes that perfectly clear.