NYCS Swag Spotlight Featuring Kelsey Lamb
Kelsey Lamb, born and raised in Little Rock Arkansas is one of five children in her family, all of them growing up singing in church. In a recent chat with New York Country Swag, Lamb explained how growing up in a musical family shaped her decision to pursue the career of singer-songwriter and ultimately led her to live in Nashville. During her childhood, her mother would encourage her to perform in talent shows or sing at family get-togethers but it wasn’t until she was sixteen years old at a summer camp in California did she realize her potential.
After living in Los Angeles for a few years and recording what can be considered pop country now, she decided to make the move to Nashville and has been writing and recording ever since. “I love country music, I love the Nashville community and the storytelling that the country music genre has and I relate to it more as an artist,” Lamb tells us. She explains that her biggest inspiration is Allison Krauss but that growing up her influences included everything from church music to Tim McGraw to Britney Spears.
Those specific influences can be heard in her debut single “Little By Little”. Co-written by Lamb along with Erik Dinardo and Jesse Labelle, she tells us how she came into the write that day with the title and they worked through writing the song from there. “it took 3 sessions to write it, we finished it while I was on vacation with my family at the beach over Skype,” she laughs. “I just knew it was going to be a single, it is also my story which is cool, it’s very personal which is a great aspect to have when you are deciding on your first single.” The upbeat love song is brought to life by Lamb’s charming vocals and her playful side is showcased in the video for the song which already has garnered over ten thousand views on YouTube.