It's a Jungle Out There
Strong, powerful and untapped are a few of the adjectives used to describe country artist Kelly J. Growing up, she listened to and is influenced by not only female greats like Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Patsy Cline and Patsy Montana, but Merle Haggard, George Strait, Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton, and Johnny Cash as well. 'I like singing guy songs because they are different and it gives the song a completely different perspective when you hear a female artist performing it,' said Kelly J. Combine the vocal prowess of Martina McBride and the conviction of Wynonna Judd along with the All-American sex appeal of Faith Hill and you get a powerful performance from 27-year old fireball Kelly J. Born and raised in Longmont, Colorado located at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Kelly J. is a huge outdoor enthusiast-hiking and racing jet skis in the summer and snowskiing in the winter are a few of the hobbies she participates in when not on the road. Kelly J. performed in school choirs and dabbled in school plays. It was after graduation and a dare from a friend that led her to enter a contest at the famed 'Grizzly Rose' in Denver where she floored the audience in a 'Star Searchesque' talent contest. Kelly J. walked away hooked by the rush and applause she received by entertaining the crowd. After singing with numerous bands and at the prompting of several club owners she decided to start her own five-piece band. They have been traveling over the past four years playing private parties, fairs and festivals, clubs and casino lounges building a loyal fan base and delivering an incredible performance throughout the Mid and Southwest. In addition to performing with her band Kelly J. has had the honor of singing our National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, numerous rodeos & fairs, The Colorado Rockies & The Colorado Mammoth. Kelly J. has completed her first CD 'A Little Bit Of Both', which has achieved excellent reviews. Her first single, 'If We're Letting Go' has received air-time on many radio stations throughout the mid-west. Kelly J. has opened for numerous stars and is on a collision course with destiny to become one herself.