Kelly made a living at music for 15 years before starting to write songs. Now 5 CDs later with songwriting awards, an Album of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards as well as nominations for Entertainer of the Year & Producer of the Year- he is living a dream!
He currently resides in the Clear Lake/NASA area of Houston near Galveston Bay and many of his songs reflect the Gulf, Boats, Islands, Sailing, Beaches, Buffett , Belize and his years as a yacht broker. There are also fan favorites about Life , Love, Guitars, Daughters & Mom & Dad!
Touring either solo or with his band he travels Coast to Coast as well as Belize, Mexico & Canada - he does House Concerts, Private events, Festivals & Concerts performing his own uniquely Gulf Flavored songs.
XM Radio Margaritaville regularly plays 3 of his songs and in 2004 he had a song at #10 on the Texas Music Chart. Starting with his first CD REDFISH ISLAND in 2000 which has sold over 12,000 units to date, followed by the country styled CLUB BLONDE which had several songs on county radio. Then the Award-winning BOAT IN BELIZE with guest artists from Buffett's Coral Reefer Band ! His Latest CD "King Of The Island" released in Jan 2011 shows a wide range of styles and promises to be one of his best yet.
Independent Artist of the Year 2002- Country Music Association of Texas
# 1 on IndieCountry.com Music Chart with “Wasted on the Young” 1-16-03
Charted at #10 on Texas Music Chart Jan 2003- “Wasted on the Young”
Charted Nationally at #34 New Music Weekly American Country & #52 Music Row Breakout charts
Charted in the Top 20 on the Texas Music Chart June 2002- “Club Blonde”
Charted in the Top 10 on the Indie Country Chart August 2002- “Club Blonde”
Charted in the Top 50 18 weeks! For American Country’s NEW MUSIC WEEKLY- “Club Blonde”
1st Place Austin Songwriters Group 2002- Country Division- “Wasted on the Young”
3rd Place Austin Songwriters Group- Singer/Songwriter Division 2002- “I Cried for Mama”
Kelly was voted SONGWRITER FO THE YEAR for Fort Bend Songwriters Association -1997
Finalist in TNN (The Nashville Network) Songwriter Contest
1st Place in Nashville’s Gibson Guitar Café monthly Performer/Songwriters Contest- “The Fairytale”
1st Place in Austin Songwriters Group yearly Contest- “Sometimes You Still Cry”
Voted Best Country/Rock Band by Bay Comber Magazine August 2002
Performed at the 2000 National Association Hispanic Journalists Convention for Gov. George W. Bush at the request of Channel 13’s Minerva Perez and received a special handshake from the soon-to-be president Bush!
“REDFISH ISLAND” his 1st CD sold out in the first year and is now in it’s 4th pressing!! Over 20,000 sold!!
REDFISH ISLAND songs are regularly played and requested on Radio Margaritaville…Jimmy Buffett’s world famous radio show… right along side the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker, Little Feat, James Taylor and Buffett himself.
Nominated as Performer of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year, TEXAS MUSIC AWARDS 2008
VOTED ALBUM OF THE YEAR-“BOAT IN BELIZE” 2008 TEXAS MUSIC AWARDS