Kelley Breiding - Band Leader, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar
A native of NC, Kelley Breiding has been hailed by many as "the new queen of country music" and this "girl with the big voice" is ready to try and hold court. After a childhood of singing and playing the piano, it was only later on, when she began teaching herself guitar at 19, that music became her main focus. In 2001, Kelley began making a name for herself as an award winning Banjo player and member of the Old-Time band, Back-Step, and after forming Kelley and The Cowboys in 2005, quickly became known for her soaring voice as well. With a firm grasp on the old country standards, Kelley enjoys writing songs in that same tradition and whether she brings new or old songs to the jukebox, they all that have that hypnotic, timeless sound. Kelley has also performed with several well known artists such as Donna The Buffalo, Peter Rowan, and Deacon John, and has also shared the bill with Jim Lauderdale, Dale Watson, The Quebe Sisters, and Dr. Ralph Stanley. She was also nominated in 2013 for "Western Swing Female Vocalist of the year" by the Ameripolitan music awards of Austin, Texas.