1. Hi Kyle, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you started your country music career.
Before music took my world by storm, I was heavily involved in baseball. As a kid, I was on every traveling baseball team I could play on, pretty much all year long. I used to eat, sleep and breathe it. I’ll pass by a park, or go see a major league game and start reminiscing from time to time. I sure do miss it, but I wouldn’t trade my guitar strings for that baseball glove ever again.
2. How did you become a country music fan and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
My Dad used to watch CMT before bed when I was a kid, and it was always something that was just kind of in the background. Maybe subconsciously I grew to love it because it was so familiar to my childhood. I think I knew that I really wanted to pursue a career in country music specifically, when I got the honor of playing on the Grand Ole Opry with Casey James. It was an absolutely surreal moment in my life, and hands down the most memorable gig I have played.
3. Who are some of your musical icons?
My hero will always be Gregg Allman. He really shaped who I am as an overall musician, at an early age. I feel like I went to the “Eat A Peach Songwriters Camp” because I religiously studied the Allman Brothers. Something about his approach, his growling vocal melodies and vivid lyrics just drew me in and wouldn’t let go. I am also a fan of Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Brent Cobb and Chris Robinson.
4. What is the story behind your song “Hangover Town?”
Well there is no direct story, per-say. It is more-so about the life of a touring musician. My life. It’s really easy to catch a hangover out on the road, but it can be really difficult to find love. This song kind of outlines that type of lifestyle and the trials that go with it.
5. Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
There are lots of “new” things coming up, but you’re gonna just have to wait and see what all we get into this year. We are really excited to get out on the road and play all of the new material out live.
6. Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?
Hopefully I am still recording songs that I can tour with and continue to travel the world playing music.
7. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?
I would absolutely LOVE to do a duet or sing a song with Grace Potter! She is fierce, and I think we’d be a dynamic little duo.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it. . . seek knowledge from those wiser and teach those who wish to learn from me.” – Duane Allman
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
I’d like to thank all of my friends, family and fans for their continued support! It would not be possible to do what I do without each and every one of you, and I cannot thank you enough!