Kelly Lynn Madison would be the first one to say she didn’t know exactly where her musical journey might take her. But she did know ever since she was a young girl that there was an artist, singer, and songwriter that had to get out. After some years of trials and turbulence, these songs were born from those life experiences and needed to be sung. “Learning through living and singing, while stripping away all the things that had weighed me down for so long, this is freeing” she replies. “I’m finally letting my passion come to the forefront.”
From Grammy® nominated producer, songwriter, and artist Billy Smiley's (WhiteHeart, Johnny Cash, the Newsboys, Clay Aikens, and Steven Curtis Chapman) opening guitar parts, and with him bringing in mixing engineers Billy Whittington (Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Faith Hill), and adding players who play for artists like Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, and Switchfoot, these new songs are the beginning of a new venture into the vulnerable world of her own music.
For fans of the Indiana/Oregon native, this country/soul/rock singer will remind you of a young Shania Twain who can also bring in the passion of a Bonnie Raitt. From the infectious groove of the song “Can I Love You Now” penned by her and Smiley to the catchy “Small Town Girl”; and to the romantic strum of the acoustic guitar on “5th Of July”, no one in the room will be in doubt that we stand in the presence of a special voice and beautiful soul that needs to be heard in today’s music world.
With words like "catching stars and moonlight, takes us to a place we’ll never come down, cuz we’re on the open road, we’re on the open road”, it’s easy to understand the heart of Kelly that will connect and touch the lives of everyone in the audience.
“Emotionally and physically – it’s all been tested,” she continues, “and it made me stronger. It’s been a journey, but it’s a been good thing. Really hard lessons... all of it will be on this record. “Open Road” (The tentative title of the album) will be a testament of her liberation and freedom. “I am here to let it all out. The emotion and soul on this album is sure to resonate with everyone, and I’m so excited to share this with you.” You will find Kelly’s new music on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and elsewhere in the summer/fall of 2018 worldwide.