Mary Kaye Holt bio

 

"Gifted with one of the most dynamic and original voices in western music, Mary Kaye delivers the goods!" - American Cowboy

A multiple award winning entertainer, Mary Kaye Holt tours extensively throughout the United States and Canada with her unique brand of western roots music. Her music is a mix of western folk, traditional, Americana, and western swing. She is a native born Texan and as a young woman ventured off to Utah and now resides in the small western town of Escalante, a 140 year old ranching community in southern Utah. The authenticity of her music emerges from her life of mothering cowboys, wranglers, and rodeo sweethearts; caring for livestock, and living in one of the most remote places in the Western United States. Mary Kaye combines traditional trail songs with fresh, contemporary material, and award winning originals. Renowned western artist Maynard Dixon declared, "The spirit of the West sings in every soul." Mary Kaye believes this and shares this spirit in every performance. Her music is rooted deeply in the Western landscape her life is immersed in. The critics have been prolific with praise for Mary Kaye's singing and songwriting. Western Horseman said of her, "Some Western singers and musicians are all about preserving traditional cowboy songs. Others strive to write and sing songs about contemporary cowboy life...Mary Kaye does both well, and with an authenticity that appeals to not only purists, but also those seeking something fresh."
 

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