Writer's Showcase: Kelsey Klingensmith, Tyler Matl and Sherry Hought
December 27, 2011
Catch live music tonight at The Listening Room with Kelsey Klingensmith. Kelsey "Doll" Klingensmith is a sweet country girl from Iowa with the soul of a songbird and the heart of an angel. A prodigious singer and songwriter, she has already written over 90 songs and recorded her first all original CD in December of 2010 in Nashville, TN. Kelsey’s vibrant and powerfully expressive sound coupled with a country cry that pulls at your heartstrings captures her lyrics and delivers them in a way that touches and inspires the hearts of those who hear her. Eddie Kilgallon, band leader and keyboard player for Montgomery Gentry feels “Kelsey is an inspiration for all of us who fill the air with magic..." Kelsey’s original music has been endearing people of all ages, as it embodies a compassion and understanding far beyond her years. She is already a seasoned performer, and has been amazing audiences in Nashville, Branson, and throughout the Midwest.
Tyler Matl is a hardworking, tenacious singer songwriter with the talent and musicianship to match. He released his debut CD “Wonderstruck” on 11/11/11. “Wonderstuck” was produced/engineed by Tim Scott who has done work for the likes of Rascal Flatts, Edwin McCain and was an original founder of the band Heartland and includes co-written cuts with Grammy Nominated songwriter/recording artist Jamie Cutler Harper . He has been featured on JAM TV, Nashville Spotlight, Music City Gospel Review, and Download LIVE! Tyler’s debut single “Filthy Liar” has received airplay on major FM stations in different states such as 106.5 WKDZ in Kentucky, and on other formats as well like college radio and online. "Filthy Liar" has been ranked #12 on the Country/Pop charts by SongVault.Com and #14 by Reverbnation.Com. He is currently touring across the USA with the "Artist OnThe Edge Tour" building his fan base to over 30,000 fans! Tyler has had a blast sharing his music and meeting people in Nashville, as well as across the globe! He is on an amazing musical journey blazing his own path to becoming a leading name in country music.
Originally from Minnesota, Sherri Gough has been a songwriter ever since she can remember. Over a time period of 4 years, she has placed in almost every major songwriting contest, including the USA Songwriting Competition, the International Songwriting Competition, and the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, often with first place results. She has had several independent artists cut her songs, and she has written and been mentored by some of the best, multi-number-one hit writers in Nashville with songs recorded by Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Faith Hill, and Brad Paisley. She recently recorded and produced an acoustic artist project of her own, and published her first book as well. She is an artist manager, and has her own publishing company called Steel Train Music. She is a wife and mom of five children, three of whom were adopted as siblings from foster care. Consequently, she is a huge adoption advocate, and is on the board of a local adoption and counseling