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By: Tyler Pointer, Iola FFA
July 10, 2013

 
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Since hearing lullabies from her father when she was a little girl, Kayla Conn of the Cypress Ranch FFA Chapter, has always had a connection to music. She developed a love for singing and playing guitar and expressed interest in the music industry. “I went to a singer-writer camp and after that I just fell in love with singing and writing music. It just took off from there,” Conn said.

In Conn’s case, the rest is history. She is inspired by artists like Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. She has performed with Greg Bates, bands Gloriana and Love and Theft, and even American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. She also competed in the talent show at the 84th annual Texas FFA State Convention and performed at the 85th National FFA Convention.

Conn upholds the values and morals of a FFA member. “If you always know who you are inside and you keep in touch with that, you will be successful,” Conn said.  Her passion for animals led her to join FFA, even though she remains busy traveling across the country.

Recently Conn hit the top 40 in the Country Albums chart on iTunes.

“I was shocked! I’m not signed or anything, but then I realized that there are a lot of people out there that support me,” Conn said.

She also played in front of a large crowd at the CMA Festival. “It was cool to hear from other artists about their first time playing at CMA Fest,” Conn said.

Conn has an upcoming show in Washington, D.C., with Scotty McCreery and a show at the 110th anniversary for Harley Davidson. Conn is set to release her new music video for her song Ride in the near future.

 

 

 


 
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