Illinois - born, Nashville based singer/songwriter/entertainer Kelly Daniels began his journey as a professional in 2011 as the lead vocalist and Founder of the Midwest's most popular country music tribute show "Rockstar Rodeo". From 2011 through 2017 Kelly fronted the band at State Fairs, Festivals, and countless live music venues and casinos. At the time Kelly was also a managing partner in two very successful music venues just outside of Chicago. Between the band and his popularity in the hospitality industry, Kelly quickly rose to local stardom with his high energy performances and connection with every audience he faced. Kelly has shared the stage with such artists as Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Brett Micheals, Darius Rucker, Lauren Elaina, Shinedown and Garth Brooks himself. Most recently Kelly has been joined on stage by band members of Florida Georgia Line, Journey, Tyler Farr, Chase Rice, and Luke Combs in the final months of 2022.
Kelly has a passion for telling stories through his songwriting. Most all of his songs come from place of personal hurt or happiness. Growing up, Kelly was influenced by Motown, Marshal Tucker, The Allman Bros, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt, Tracey Lawrence, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Metallica, and even some HipHop which gives him a unique sound and explosive show not found in many artists today. "Picture Country Music Show with a Rock Band feel" is how Kelly Daniels explains his live show experience!
In 2017 Kelly was a Top 10 Finalist in Cumulus Radio's search for Nashville's Next Superstar. At that time he had never stepped foot on stage in Music City and from that moment he did Kelly knew, Music City is where he needed to be. Just the other day he was asked if he still felt that same first LOVE for his new home in Tennessee to which he replied, "1000% yes. I am surrounded by music everyday. I am surrounded by some of the most amazing songwriters and musicians and I am proud to call some of them friends."
2023 brings a lot of promise to Kelly as his recent collaboration with the same group that worked with Luke Combs, Tenille Arts, and Trey Lewis to name a few. Saxman Studios has accumulated over 200+ Million Streams in the last 6 months! They have now been producing Kelly's NEW releases set for 2023! The first BIG one titled "Kiss me Goodbye" is set to release Friday April 21, 2023. This song is a beautiful duet between Kelly Daniels and Eryn Hanes! The second release titled "Single Me" is set for a June 23, 2023 release and promises to be one of the summers hottest Anthems! Kelly would love to see you out at and show and most importantly he prays his original music makes you feel something. Thank you all for your love and support!