Meet Country singer Kylie Frey! I was introduced to Kylie by watching the country music singing competition TV show Real Country on USA. Her powerhouse voice stuck with me and each of her songs available to purchase and stream have continued to showcase her traditional country sound. For country fans that are looking for a more traditional country sound and a powerful voice, definitely follow Kylie Frey. It was a pleasure getting the chance to interview her and learn where she’s coming from as a singer and songwriter.
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
My favorite kind of sandwich would have to be a club because who should have to ever decide between turkey, ham and bacon when you could just have all three! I typically like it with lettuce, mayo and french fries of course.
Lyrics to live by?
“Theres a blacktop road, a faded yellow center line, it can take you back to the place but it can’t take you back in time.” These are the bridge lyrics to a song called “Flies on the Butter,” a Wynonna song that I learned in my early years. It’s my favorite bridge that I’ve ever heard in a song and it reminds me to stay present and live every moment to its fullest.
“Desert Island” album?
“Fly” by the Dixie Chicks
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless and George Strait
How would you describe your “sound”?
I like to describe my sound as modern day 90’s country through the eyes of a cowgirl.
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself playing stadiums for honest working people who adore country music as much as I do.
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
I wish that I played piano! I only learned guitar growing up and I wish that I would have learned piano because I think I may have connected a little but more to it since I’m such a visual learner.. but then again, its never too late!
What was the best advice you have received?
As simple as it sounds, the best advice that I have been given is to have fun and when something becomes not fun anymore, then that’s when you know you need to change something.
What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
To not take myself so seriously and appreciate the little milestones that become building blocks to the artist within.
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes mostly from my own life experiences and the years that shaped me as a little girl growing up in rodeo. I also tend to feel the emotions of others more than I’d like to but in return, that often leads to songs for me.
What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
My biggest achievement so far I think has been the personal growth in this process. Learning that I’d rather make the music that I want to make and sound how I want to sound even if that means taking the long way around. That and the mentions in Rolling Stone and Billboard this past year.. that was pretty rad:)
How did “One Night in Tulsa” come to be such a perfect country music song? 🙂
(Love this question!) SOOO, “One Night in Tulsa,” was a ‘based on a true story’ kind of songs. I was crazy about a guy that lived across the country and he was going to be in Oklahoma at a rodeo and wanted me to come see him there. Other than the fact that it was 11 hours away, I knew leaving town for a few days meant that I had to miss this awesome co-write that I had coming up with Thom McHugh and Neal Coty. They are some of my favorite writers in this town and I was just too hard headed to miss out on an opportunity for a boy. So I stayed in Nashville and went to this writing session even though my heart wanted to be in Oklahoma. I walked in the room that way with the title of the song and was completely honest about how I was feeling and in an hour and a half we had, “One Night in Tulsa.” Even after writing it and hearing the power in this song with just acoustic guitars, it took a few years of me developing and being in and out of the studio for this song to see the light of day but it was totally worth the wait.
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
(Also love this question!) As I’m typing this, “One Night in Tulsa,” is currently #5 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart with hope that it will hit #1. With the partnership of a wonderful booking agent, I’ve been able to play from coast to coast in 2019 with dream shows on the calendar for 2020. I get asked every show where more music can be found and I always say the usual.. ‘its coming, I promise!’ and pimp out my socials (@kyliefrenchfrey on everything). So I would love to take this opportunity to share that it is coming and I’m looking to put out a project in 2020.. so stay tuned and thank you for reading this far!! XOXO -Kylie