Kayley Nell is a singer-songwriter and music educator originally from Fort Worth, Texas. She began writing songs in elementary school for her audience of classmates, and when her 85-year-old Nana began taking guitar lessons, Kayley Nell decided to learn as well.
Since being featured in 2013 on The Today Show for a jingle-writing contest, Kayley Nell's recognition for her music hasn't slowed down. In 2016, she performed in Nashville at Tootsie's Famous Orchid Lounge's 56th Birthday Bash. During the same year, her debut EP, Wanderlust, was nominated for an Independent Music Award (Best Country/Roots EP). The song “Autumn” from Kayley Nell's debut album Texas to Tennessee was placed in the NSAI Top 40 Song Contest of 2017. She was Runner-Up of the 2018 Texas Local Live Songwriting Competition, a finalist in the Country Deep Rising Star Contest /The Voice Bootcamp, and has been played on local radio stations 99.5 The Wolf and 92.1 Hank FM. Kayley Nell's music parody videos have been recognized by the Kidd Kraddick Show, HollyWire TV, Business Insider, and WFAA Good Morning Texas. Most recently, she was inducted as a Troubadour member of Nashville's Sing Me a Story Foundation, and is a featured artist on Songlorious.
Kayley Nell released her sophomore EP, Daydreaming, in April 2020. Inspired by her interest in the 1960’s-70’s folk music scene, it's the perfect soundtrack for a socially-distanced road trip.