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Dreams of Nashville usually remain distant fantasies for the teenaged girls who believe that they were born to be famous. Thousands of hopefuls follow the direction of their parents to have a backup plan just in case their singing careers don't take off. After pursuing their secondary plans they give up on their dreams because by then, they feel it is too late. In Kelcy Hyde's case, she has always pursued only one thing, singing country music. On top of that, she has pursued resiliently.
Luckily for Kelcy, her parents never put a shadow of doubt in her that she couldn't do what she was born to do. In fact, they even told her that if she wanted to sing, they would completely support her decision as long as she graduated from high school first. This Nevada beauty took the bull by the horns and did what she had to do to graduate at 16 years old, and her parents didn't disappoint. Right after she graduated, they packed up and ALL moved to Nashville in support.
FCW: You moved at such an early age while most kids your age still had two years to go until graduation from high school. Is there anything you wish you would have done differently?
KL: "High school for me was just a stepping stone. I was never into partying, prom, and studying to get into Harvard. I just wanted to sing and write and move to Nashville. I would stay home on Friday nights and study lyrics, sing in my room, read music magazines, play guitar... anything that had to do with music. I was never interested in what everyone else my age was doing. If I could change anything, I would have graduated sooner and moved earlier."
There's absolutely something to be said for a young woman about how driven she is to be able to get out there against all odds to perform and write her heart out. She has played shows at renowned places like 12th & Porter and The Bluebird Cafe and has already opened for Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and The Farm as well. She recently performed at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and was #1 on ReverbNation Country Charts in her area. This past fall she was named “Spotlight Artist Of the Week” on American Veterans Radio for her song, “Girls Are Heroes Too,” a song she wrote in appreciation of women who serve in the military.
Kelcy is releasing her first album "Your Heart Amazes Me" this October . The infectious sounds of Kelcy's powerhouse voice dangerously intertwine Country and Rock music in the tracks on this album. It has already received rave reviews and plenty of replays.
Many opportunities are in sight in the near future for this young budding country star, but she has really been able to do all of this because SO many people believe in her. Obviously, Kelcy is doing what she loves, and doing what you love most is the best success.