Straight out of Eastern Kentucky, an award winning Nashville recording artist, BMI songwriter, and crossover country-rock singer, Kyle Douglas is the first artist to come out of Kentucky to have tracks played on Country, Rock, Pop, and Contemporary Christian radio stations. The 2015 release of his Nation-Wide Debut EP Album titled “Clean Hands” is now available and getting RAVE reviews. Digital copies can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon.com, and Google Play. As a CMT TOP TEN Trending Artist and a featured host of ZUUS Networks “On the Rise”, Kyle Douglas has quickly become one of Kentucky’s fastest rising stars.
The album title track/first single “Clean Hands” and accompanied music video released in September 2015 and is currently being featured on CMT, GAC, ZUUS, and Heartland TV Network Programs. The “Clean Hands” music video is also being featured in many different retail and entertainment outlets from casinos, cruise liners, and fitness franchises such as Gold’s Gym and Planet Fitness to Walmart, Best Buy, and Footlocker.
Kyle Douglas left his daytime job as a salesman and began his musical career after winning first place in a showcase contest at Tootsies in Nashville. Shortly after catching attention by various record labels and entertainment agencies Kyle teamed up with Producers and two-time Grammy Award winner Rebecca Lynn Howard and her husband Elisha Hoffman, who is best known for writing Faith Hill’s cut of “Give in to Me” for the soundtrack album of the major motion picture Country Strong. Over a period of 6 months they began tightening up songs that Kyle had previously written and worked together writing new songs. Once Kyle felt he had a strong list of songs he took them to the studio and began the recording process at Music Row’s Curbside Records LOUD Studio.
Kyle Douglas “Clean Hands” is a perfectly named, well-conceived album that portrays his own evolution toward personal, creative freedom. The idea behind “Clean Hands” in other words “being free from unfair conduct, living the right kind of lifestyle, and spreading a positive message.” Coal miners, auto mechanics, farmers, and in many other fields of work where getting your hands a little dirty is inevitable, they still continue to live clean lifestyles.
Kyle Douglas leads a five-piece band made up of experienced Nashville working musicians that play a real energy filled show. With a lot of impromptu, when these guys get locked in a groove it is really something special. Kyle is NOT another “bro” sucked into the industry writing empty lyrics. “People want to hear that vulnerability that is what makes a song great, one worth repeating” Kyle says.
“I have spent 12 years of my life bound by the chains of addiction of substance abuse. At one time in my life, I had burnt every bridge and destroyed every relationship with family, friends, and everyone I had come in contact with until there was no one. I was all alone. I know what it’s like to be homeless. To lose every material possession you once had, and to meet what some would call rock bottom head on with a shovel. I know what it’s like to lose people that never come back. I know what it’s like to live in a hopeless state of mind to where not only death was inevitable, I was inviting it day in and day out. I know what it’s like to live with no meaning or direction in life, with nowhere to go but down to your knees to throw up a sinner’s prayer. It is a miserable existence. I also know what it’s like to bounce back and to pull yourself up out of death’s doorway and to renew a relationship with God and strive to do better. I am a very spiritual person today; it’s the little things I appreciate and pay attention to. Today I have a choice, and I choose to live. Not only do I want to live, I want to live a fulfilling and rewarding life. To inspire through my actions and the songs I create. “It’s all about the healing and the evolution of getting better”, Kyle says.
Kyle Douglas has traveled to many schools sharing with the students his personal testimony and the importance of good decision making. Using a slogan he created “Right Here Right Now”, the decisions you make today, affect tomorrow and possibly the rest of your life. “You cannot be too young or too old to be reminded of this.” Kyle says.
Kyle Douglas is currently promoting his “Clean Hands” album packing as many radio stations, live shows, and co-writes into his schedule as he can. With his main focus and goals set to tour nationally over the next several years and a rapidly growing fan-base, Kyle Douglas is a true rising indie artist you should get to know.