Meet Kylie Rae Harris
Kylie Rae Harris remembers family road trips that resembled a country concert on wheels. Her parents would turn up the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and Radney Foster, each family member would pick a part and sing harmonies. That music sank deep into her soul as a seven year old. It’s what comes out now.
“You can just feel something about somebody when they mean what they are singing,” Kylie says. “That’s so important to me…It’s why I love music.”
She’s never strayed from those early influences. Throw in singer/songwriters Walt Wilkins and Patty Griffin and you begin to understand why her lyrics sound so….real.
Those influences drove her to sing and a vocal camp at age 12 threw kerosene on a growing flame. She began crafting her own songs and playing guitar. By the time she’d graduated from high school she earned a music scholarship – and a welding scholarship – but took neither. She decided to press ahead with a music career instead. Songs like “All the Right Reasons” and “Change” are soul music; straight from Kylie Rae’s soul to listeners.
“Music has always been in me,” Kylie Rae said. “To me, songs are supposed to have a purpose,” I’m going to be writing and singing music the rest of my life whether I’m broke or not so I might as well go for it.”
Still can't fathom the heartache that some of these families in OK are dealing with. The children. My prayers,thoughts,& love are w/ you all