Hake, Kelli : Stay a Little Longer
In today's world of contrived music & cookie-cutter singers, the word 'entertainer' has lost much of it's meaning. There are however, a few standouts...performers who write, sing & know how to knock your socks off with an exciting show! Leading the pack of today's hot new talent is the lady once billed as 'Kansas's Best Kept Secret', Kelli Hake. Consider this: *She charted #1 nation wide with three consecutive singles released to independent radio on her debut album 'Only In My Dreams', including a song she co-wrote. *She charted #13 on the European major CMA charts with her first release. *She has sang for audiences numbering up to 58,000. *She was nominated for 3 Golden Music Awards in Nashville, 'New Female Vocalist', 'Female Rising Star' & 'Country Album of The Year'. *She is a Past Preliminary Miss America Pageant Winner *She is College Graduate in Speech Communications *She has set the stage for Major Recording Artists such as Brad Paisley, Ricochet, Michael Johnson, Tracy Lawrence, Steve Holy, The Clark Family Experience, LeAnn Rimes, Phil Vassar, Trick Pony, Daryl Singletary, Jeff Carson, Rhett Akins & Chris LeDoux. *She was the writer/co-writer of 4 songs on her debut album 'Only In My Dreams'. *She is performing at prestigious events like the Comstock Windmill Festival, Comstock, NE, Country Stampede, Manhattan, KS, National PBR Rodeo & many other events. The depth of accomplishments is overwhelming for this Tipton, KS native! She may be a regional favorite, but she's well on her way to becoming a national presence! To begin with, Kelli has an endearing stage presence that is nestled somewhere between gutsy & charming. She is completely at ease & chats comfortably with even the largest of audiences as she tours across the United States. Her Nashville based band can easily handle a wide variety of styles from traditional to rock, thus providing the perfect accompaniment to an already amazing event. Audiences will find a thrilling musical experience that often ends with an encore demand. This year promises to be a busy year. Kelli has now completed her second album 'Stay A Little Longer' in Nashville, which she hopes to release soon. She continues to be in high demand, whipping crowds into a frenzy with her Dynamic Style & deliverance of fun filled family Entertainment! As quoted by Music Director, Scott Walker, 'Kelli is a natural - her smile, personality & energy are contagious! I liked the fact that she wasn't pretentious...she performs as if she is already on that Opry Stage'! Kelli Hake is a first class performer. Her talent knows no limits. Her music will stand the test of time. Her heart remains true to the legends who paved the path before her. While many others are surviving with cheap imitations....Kelli Hake stands out as an original!