Kalsy Kulyk’s debut, self-titled album features single “Bad Liar” that is climbing Canadian country radio charts. The “Bad Liar” music video was exclusively premiered by CMT and debuted at #10 on the CMT 12 Pack Countdown. Follow up single “Damn You Love” and vibe filled “Roll With It” round out the album alongside nostalgia-laced balled “More Time” and more.
“It’s a record for people who feel like they haven’t yet been heard in a song. For people who have felt love, felt loss, and need to be reminded that they are not alone.” says Kulyk. “I’m really excited about the music that I have now. I feel it really encompasses everything about me and who I am, and what I want to give to my audience. I grew up around a lot of old school and ‘90’s country music – John Prine, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell – and I think that can be heard in the overall style of my music.”
Kulyk spent most her life on the road, performing anywhere she could in her native Canada. As a teenager, she caught the attention of GRAMMY Award-winning producer Richard Dashut (Fleetwood Mac), who moved her to his home base of Las Vegas and began work with her. “Kalsey has this singularity, this innocence… I started to feel this spirit that I don’t think I’d heard since Stevie Nicks,” Dashut remarked of Kulyk.
In 2017, Kalsey was invited to participate in both the CCMA’s (Canadian Country Music Association’s) Discovery Artist program, as well as Anthem’s “On the Spot” competition, winning both. After signing with Anthem Entertainment, Kulyk moved to Nashville and began writing for this debut album. The project includes songs co-written by industry vets such as Liz Rose (“Tim McGraw for Taylor Swift, “Tornado” for Little Big Town) and Phil Barton (“Can’t Stop Loving You” for Sara Evans, “Skin & Bones” for Eli Young Band) to up-and-comer Lainey Wilson (Broken Bow). Known for pairing thought-provoking lyrics with effortless vocals, Kulyk enlisted the help of producer Oran Thornton to set the tone for the album.
The Canada native has been honing her craft since the time she could talk. Her first talent show was at three-years-old and she owned her first guitar at 13. In high school, Kulyk was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy. Though a bit of a setback, the turn of events solidified her love of music and her call to create it. “There were a lot of people I got to meet during chemo. I’d run home and write about their incredible stories. I had to get it all out, and I wanted to give that voice to people that didn’t necessarily have it.” She now proudly calls Music City home, where she is busy launching her career.