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Calgary Singer-Songwriter Kyle McKearney Shares Poignant New Track From Upcoming Album
By Jason Schneider.
Calgary-based Americana artist Kyle McKearney continues his winning streak of singles leading up to the release of his debut solo album Down-Home, now confirmed to arrive on Oct. 1, 2021. "Each And Every Day" is available now on all digital platforms, and is accompanied by a live performance video filmed at Calgary's The Speakeasy Garage.
“Each And Every Day” is a poignant, blues-tinged track that is another irresistible showcase for Kyle's soulful vocals in both its studio and live versions. It follows on the heels of Kyle’s previous singles this year, “Keepin’ It Simple,” “Annie” and “Devil Water,” which the blog Ear To The Ground described as, “remarkable... This is what ‘real country’ music means to me.”
Produced by the renowned Russell Broom (Jann Arden/Leeroy Stagger/Joe Nolan/Mariel Buckley), all four songs provide ample evidence that Down-Home is poised to be one of the year's most hotly anticipated Americana debuts.
Born and raised in small-town northern British Columbia, Kyle McKearney grew up immersed in Country and Bluegrass music. He followed that passion by first moving to Nashville upon finishing high school, where he absorbed the city’s atmosphere and learned how much of its classic music was made. Taking these lessons back home, where he’s now settled near Calgary, Alberta, he began applying them to his work on stage and in the studio, all while honing his skills as a singer/songwriter.
From there he formed the alt-pop band The New Electric with his brother Shade, finding success at radio in 2016, which led to a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination and a national touring spot with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. The New Electric evolved into the band KROWNS in 2018, with its harder edged sound attracting the attention of Queen drummer Roger Taylor. Kyle’s relationship with Taylor resulted in the pair writing a song together and Kyle being tapped to join the touring cast of Queen’s musical theatre show We Will Rock You in 2019.
Following that six-month run, Kyle returned to his Americana roots, launching a series of cover song videos that have tallied over 600K views on Facebook alone. From there, he gathered the best musicians he could find to help craft his new signature sound, one in line with the current revolution underway in country music spearheaded by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell.
Kyle is also proudly Métis, something that adds a further dimension to his overall rising profile as an important new voice on the North American roots music scene.