All I can say is "Wow!" What a wondrously stunning and charming version of "Oh Holy Night", it's perfectly enchanting. Unparalleled and Sublime are the only words to describe Kelly's voice, the kind of voice that magnifies the enjoyment of beauty in the presence of others.
"This is more than just a Yuletide number; it's a solid piece of musical art and has the considerable power to enchant with this haunting cover of a timeless classic. It has the quality of that "in the moment" that all bands, singers and artists strive for and achieves it with a fluidity that few can capture even once. Kudos to Kelly McGrath and her talented musical partners for framing and presenting one of the year's best stand-alone singles.
It all hinges on her singing that rates among the best she's ever committed to a recording, the full-hearted emotion she pours into the performances beyond noteworthy; it's inspiring. McGrath wastes no time to get under our skin with a performance that moves hearts and provides goosebumps as well.
Kelly McGrath is a seasoned and established americana pop country artist and songwriter with a sound all her own. This Nashville-based CMT recording artist is truly one of Nashville's rising stars to watch in 2018. In 2007, McGrath's debut album "Fingerprints" was recorded and released in Los Angeles, and followed soon after by the EP, Waiting for Mine in 2009. Both albums gained Kelly successful song placements in tv and film, along with some radio AirPlay that built a solid fan base. In 2011, Kelly released her most successful album, “Heartstrings" completing an astounding 85 City US Radio Tour in 90 days promoting her single, “One Foot In Front Of The Other”. The success of Heartstrings captured Kelly artist endorsements from Takamine Guitars, Sennheiser, Vocopro and Ernie Ball. 2016 was a breakthrough year for McGrath, signing her first publishing deal with ole' Publishing in Nashville, and recording her highly anticipated 4th studio album "Kites." CMT premiered her music video for the "You and Me Today", the first single released off the upcoming EP, with high critical acclaim it was voted #1 by fans in CMT's 12 Pack Countdown. McGrath's summer single "All That I Want" made its debut on iTunes Hot New Tracks and the music video premiered on CMT in the top five of CMT's 12 Pack Countdown. Nominated for two Nashville Industry Music Awards 2017 (NIMA) including Best Country Female Artist and Best Video, Kelly recently received a personal congratulatory endorsement via Twitter from rock legend, Mick Jagger. In October 2017 McGrath completed a successful 12 date tour in Europe and the UK. In November 2017, shortly after signing a new publishing deal with Luna Music Group, McGrath released her first holiday single, a unique and powerful version of "Oh Holy Night", which has received high critical acclaim for both the recording as well as the music video supported by CMT. With an astounding talent and an unconquerable spirit, Kelly has certainly made a name for herself by continuing to inspire and win the hearts of her listeners, and is definitely the artist to watch rise up in 2018.
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“You and Me Today” attacks the most difficult subject at all with heartfelt eloquence and genuine artistry.
Nashville isn’t populated with many artists of this musical caliber. She simply isn’t some rustic pop princess who has co-opted traditional forms in an attempt to gain some undeserved reflected glory. Instead, she has a sophisticated yet accessible lyrical point of view, careful and nuanced vocal phrasing and tastefully rendered musical work that is full of restraint and understated virtuosity.
There are few performers and writers working in the Americana field with this sort of stunning confluence of talent. “You and Me Today” has emotional thunder...