If you would’ve told J. Antonette years ago that she would be a musician she might not have believed you. “To be honest, I never thought I was going to be a professional musician. I used to get extreme anxiety to perform in public,” she shares.
If you have plans to see Luke Bryan on his nationwide tour this summer, I highly suggest you get to the show early enough to listen to the supporting acts. One of those is a rising star in country music that continues to turn heads with her impressive vocals.
You may have first heard of Kylie Frey on the USA Network’s “Real Country” but this Louisiana native is more than any singing competition.
There’s no denying the 25 year-old is comfortable in who she is. She’s strongly rooted in her country style; she has the ability to please the masses of fans clamoring for the music of the 90’s, but also garner new fans. It’s no wonder some of her biggest role models include, Shania Twain, Wynonna Judd and Patty Loveless. She has that authentic country sound, with music that can easily transcend to this millennium.
While she is currently promoting her newest song “One Night In Tulsa” a remorseful song that gives me Ashley McBryde “A Little Dive Bar in Dalonega” feels, Frey has also found success in the Texas ring of country music.
Her duet with Texas native Randy Rogers, “Too Bad” hit number one on the Texas Regional Radio Report, and that was her second song to reach the top of the charts. When “Rodeo Man” hit the top of the Texas Radio charts, it was enough to convince Frey to make the move to Nashville, where she’s focused on her writing and music, teaming up with Grammy winning producer Paul Worley.
From there, Frey’s career lifted off, after competing on “Real Country.” She met her childhood role model, Shania Twain, who was Frey’s number one fan on the show, and released another single “Ain’t Enough Beer” which also claimed the top spot in Texas.
It seems like Texas has some of the best hidden gems when it comes to country musicians. As Kylie keeps creating more music and more people find her through streaming apps, it’s not going to take long for the rest of the country to figure out that she is the real deal when it comes to making good country music.