April Kry might be a new name to some, but the country singer has been utilizing her vocal skills to great effect from a very young age. Her new single “Beauty Queen” is sure to help April make as big a mark in the music world as some of her influences, like Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes and Carrie Underwood. The song is available today via digital outlets iTunes & Amazon MP3, and the dramatic video also premiered on Billboard.com.
About the video, April states “I’m very shy when you first meet me, and this song and video took me out of my comfort zone a little, but it came out so great. I’m really proud of it.”
Written by Jennifer Pappas, JP Rende and Kathryn Raio, “Beauty Queen” is the story of a local southern beauty from a broken down town near Memphis. The beauty wants to break free of the past and a life that she sees as a dead end road. She hints at a dangerous intrigue with the line, “I’m a bad girl, behind this pretty face, and I gotta get out of this place.”
April started singing in church, where her father was a worship leader, when she was barely 5 years old. At the age of 13, she sang “God Bless America” at a gala event where the Keynote speaker was the legendary Jermaine Jackson, and she knew from that point she was destined to be a professional singer. Eventually, April learned to play guitar and discovered that she enjoyed writing songs as well as performing them. “My inspirations when it comes to songwriting are things that happen in everyday life. I like to write about struggles or heartache that people go through in life because I believe that it’s something that we can all relate to.” Now based in Nashville, “Beauty Queen” is one of several songs April is preparing for an upcoming EP release.
April is looking forward to growing as a songwriter as well as a vocalist. Lyrics are a big part of why April writes and performs music, and what she hopes her identity will ultimately be as an artist. She says “The reason I love doing music is that it truly brings people together. I truly believe that the lyric is the heart of a song, and without substance, you won’t make a lasting impression. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what language you speak, music is a universal language, and if I can touch just one person with a melody or lyric of mine, I’ve done my job as an artist.”
- April Kry featured on Country Weekly; 'Beauty Queen' video on CMT
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