NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2019) – ole red dot’s country singer/songwriter Kalsey Kulyk released her debut single “More Time” Friday (3/1). In addition to the track, the rising artist also shared a deeply personal music video that premiered exclusively with Wide Open Country and Heartland.
Listen to “More Time” HERE.
Watch the official music video for “More Time” HERE.
“More Time” showcases Kulyk’s sweet, classic country vocals reminiscent of Lee Ann Womack and Emmylou Harris intertwined with a soft, simplistic delivery. She brought the song to life after a special conversation she had with her grandfather.
“‘More Time’ is a true story about my grandpa,” explained Kulyk. “He was diagnosed with cancer and was given about three months to live. After his diagnosis, he called but didn’t say anything about the news from the doctor. The only thing he said was that he wished that he had more time to spend with me. So, after that emotional phone call, I sat down on my sofa and wrote the song. I needed to get all of those emotions off my chest.”
The Canada native has been honing her craft since the time she could talk. Her first talent show was at three-years-old and she owned her first guitar at 13. In high school, Kulyk was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy. Though a bit of a setback, the turn of events solidified her love of music and her call to create it.
“There were a lot of people I got to meet during chemo. I’d run home and write about their incredible stories. I had to get it all out, and I wanted to give that voice to people that didn’t necessarily have it.”
After recovering, Kulyk spent time in Las Vegas studying music under Fleetwood Mac producer Richard Dashut and made frequent trips to Nashville for meetings and co-writes. In 2017, she was invited to participate in both the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Artist program, as well as ole’s “On the Spot” competition, winning both. She now proudly calls Music City home, where she is busy launching her career under the direction of ole.
“I’m really excited about the music that I have now. I feel it really encompasses everything about me and who I am, and what I want to give to my audience. I grew up around a lot of old school and ‘90’s country music – John Prine, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell – and I think that can be heard in the overall style of my music.”