Singing since the age of 4, and writing songs since the age of 8, Singer/Songwriter Kelli Johnson has never known a time when music wasn’t her destined path. Born and raised in North Alabama , Kelli was steeped in the rich musical heritage of Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Motown. With her Rootsy twang, Powerhouse vocals and Award-Winning songwriting, Kelli has an innate ability to create music that defies genre boundaries.
Kelli has worked with Mobile-based Herd Records as a songwriter, and her music has been featured in National Television Commercials, Independent Films, and Recordings by other artists. Kelli has been a featured artist on Music City Roots, PBS, APT, The Dugger Mountain Music Hall Show and the Phil Mack International Country Music Show. She has written songs with many Award winning writers, such as Jerry Salley, Max Barnes, Byron Hill, Dave Pahanish, Jen Schott, Keesy Timmer, and Charley Stefl.
In 2010 Kelli was a Top 4 finalist in ABC 33/40 Original Artist.
In 2011, Kelli won the Texaco Country Showdown State Finals .
In 2013 Her single “Over My Head” was awarded Grand Prize in the Nashville International Summer Songwriting Series.
In 2016, Kelli released her Third album ‘Hey Country” with multi-instrumentalist Barry Waldrep, and toured with Grammy Winning Artist John Berry for his 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour.
In 2017, Kelli’s song “ That’s What I Call Home”- co-written with Max Barnes, was chosen to complete the Soundtrack for the film “ Finding Harmony”, released by Once Upon A Dream Productions in Los Angeles.
Kelli lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a full time Songwriter and Recording Artist . She has a new album coming out in Spring 2019.