Passion, talent, and entrepreneurship took this young man from a suburb of Nashville and into the spotlight performing at events with award-winning artists, writing top playlisting songs and performing over 100 shows a year.
Elliott grew up in a traditional household learning that hard work and determination are the keys to success. “My family and those lessons made me who I am.” says Kyle. “I’ve done everything from construction, to a night shift stock boy. It's built character no doubt.” Giving credit to his parents for his love of music, Kyle credits them for their influence. “They were always listening to music when I was a kid.” Kyle’s musical tastes were formed early on by sounds of 80s Rock, 70s hits, and 90s mainstream. As Kyle got older he found his Nashville roots showing his love of Country music, including artists like Randy Travis, Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, & more.
Kyle took serious interest in guitar at the age of 13. “My mom is a high school music teacher and after school her students would play their guitars and I wanted to be like the older kids. It was at that point I realized I could write my own music.” Learning how to play wasn’t easy Kyle says “I never took a single lesson. Thankfully I grew up in an era where everything I wanted to know was at my fingertips, thanks to Youtube.” Once Kyle settled into the life of a musician he began to find his path. “I started playing guitar and back up vocals for an alternative Rock band, but I knew I loved Country more. I grew up listening to it, living that lifestyle. It's who I am and that's why I love singing and playing Country music.”
After graduating high school, Kyle decided to pursue music professionally by studying vocal performance at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. “My time at SIU helped in the professional training of my voice, though it wasn’t the exact style I wanted considering it was focused on classical music. However, it made me realize that I would always love performing no matter what.”
His dedication and tenacity paid off in opening slots for nationally recognized, award-winning artists-a feat that is virtually unheard of for a young, unsigned artist. In a short time, Elliott has been making a name for himself in Country Music. Kyle continues touring countless dates building his fanbase and in early 2020, signed his first management deal with Rachel Sellick and Scarlet River Management.
Influenced by the likes of Randy Travis, Josh Turner, Chris Stapleton, and Eric Church, Elliott is a performer who puts a lot of emphasis on his lyrical stories, telling a story captured in his lyrics making for music that always connects with listeners.
When it comes to the fans, the bar is set high for Kyle. “I love my fans, without them I'd be nothing and I’d be doing all of this for nothing. I want them to know they are the sole purpose behind my music. When I feel low they pick me up, when I feel as if I’ve underachieved they remind me of how far I've come.” as Elliott puts it, “Entertaining a crowd, meeting the fans, hearing their stories, seeing them have the time of their lives…that is what God put me here to do…that’s my passion.”
Elliott has released singles "Sunrise", "Love Hangover", “Come On Over” and his most recent single "Empty" delivers Kyle Elliott's rich, smooth, and deep vocals. Elliott says, “Empty is a true turning point for me. This song sets a whole new standard for my releases moving forward. It captures the emotions and true empty feeling of a heartbreak story. It’s been described by radio professionals as the perfect song for the here and now of Country music!” Empty's lyrics were inspired by Stapleton’s ‘Whiskey & You’ with the story talking of love, and loss and how alcohol is often used as a crutch and remedy for a broken heart with Elliott taking us through the life of a broken man who has nothing left but empty bottles.
It is a surefire radio smash-hit that will no doubt become a huge fan favorite too allowing for rising star Kyle Elliott to build a solid foundation for future success, finding his true sound that will be the benchmark for future releases as he pushes toward global chart success.