Growing up in a musical family, Kelly has always had a real passion for music. While attending Bluegrass Festivals and other musical events as a child, she always knew she wanted to pursue a singing career. Kelly says, “My first job in the music business was at age 7 when I helped my grandparents in their recording studio in Broadway, Virginia. I thought shrink-wrapping cassette tapes was the biggest thing in the world!” Kelly has now turned her childhood dream into a reality.
Kelly began singing in the school choir at the age of 9, and in the year 2000, she began her career as a Country/Bluegrass Artist. Her career led her to receive 18 Awards from the Tennessee Country Music Association (TCMA), and the North America Country Music Association International (NACMAI). Kelly also had an original single, titled "Ya Wanna Bet" that reached #2 on the Country Music charts in Australia. As a Country/Bluegrass Artist, Kelly recorded five albums, including a tribute album, titled "Remember West Virginia Coal". This album was a tribute to her hometown of Upshur County, West Virginia, where the Sago Mine Tragedy occurred in January 2006.
In early 2014, Kelly's singing career advanced to an even greater level when God called her into the Gospel Music Ministry. She is now a Southern Gospel Recording Artist, and has released her debut Gospel Album titled, "Because He Loved Me", which is available at Amazon.com. In September 2015, Kelly released her debut single, "Because He Loved Me" to national radio with the help of her promoter, Vonda Easley of Hey Y'all Media. "Because He Loved Me" reached #12 on the SGN Scoops Top 100 Chart and #16 on the Southern Gospel Magazine Top 40 Chart, and is currently #53 on the Singing News Top 80 Chart for February 2016. Kelly says, "I am extremely blessed to be able to do what I love, and to be able to use the talent God has given me, and to share His word in song. If I can bless someone with my music, and lead them closer to the Lord, then my mission has been accomplished. I want everyone to be able to experience the joy of having God in their life."