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“I heard Patsy’s voice. I heard the pain and heartache she wove into her songs; I felt the magic pull of her music on my heart and I knew at that point, that more than anything in the entire world…I wanted to sing.” -Caylee Anna
At the age of thirteen, Caylee Anna climbed onto the stage for the first time. She stunned the audience of a hometown talent show with her voice that seemed very mature for a young girl. She gained recognition locally for impersonating Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and other golden classics as a child at local Opry Houses, festivals, and talent shows. Untrained vocally, she baffled the local university music professors with her vocal range and ability. As she matured over the years the next five years, she began to wander outside of the oldie’s norm and pick up new techniques and styles. She shaped herself around new music from different and extreme genres. Gigs started booking up to hear this young girl sing Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ACDC, Patsy Cline and even rap to popular songs by Eminem. There was no stopping to this frenzy created by this young, headstrong girl.
“I want fans from every background, every race, and every lifestyle, to enjoy my music. I strived to create the most diverse setlist imaginable, while keeping the country feel intact.”
The future looked bright for this wide eyed girl until medical problems arose. In December 2010, pains in her legs and back had increased to the point that a specialist was sought out. Caylee had complete nerve damage from her hips down and increased pressure on her back that made it impossible to move without excruciating pain. On December 15, Caylee Anna was told she had cancer.
On January 3, 2011, Caylee Anna underwent major back surgery to remove a 7-inch tumor from her perospinal muscles. Prayers were finally answered when the tumor was found to be benign after all. Bedridden for weeks, Caylee started back writing songs after songs until she filled a notebook of new ideas.
“A cancer scare changes your whole outlook on life. I decided, if I want to pursue music, I need to do it now. You never know when your last day will come. ”
She began working with her mentor, John Berry, on original music at Beaird Music Group in Brentwood. After a meet and greet with the Sony Publishing ATV Vice President, Mike Whelan, she began to work with Sony to further her musical career. In 2010, Caylee won the Georgia Regionals for America’s Got Talent. In 2011, Caylee won the Georgia Regionals for The X-Factor and was flown to Dallas, Texas to compete. Also, in 2011, she won the Texaco’s Country Showdown State Finals and was sent to Louisiana to compete as the Georgia representative. Now, in 2012, Caylee is still rolling. She was featured on the premiere of the ABC’s network’s new show, Duets; she was flown to New York to audition for and sing with Jennifer Nettles, the lead singer of Sugarland. While working on songwriting and singing, she keeps in a tight circuit running music interviews with news crew from surrounding counties such as Fox 31, WLTZ, and WALB.. She has played at different music festivals and benefits such as Kiss Away Cancer, Hammerjam Fest, and the Georgia Throwdown. Her original songs are playing on local radio stations, and her fan base on Facebook and Youtube are growing at a steady pace. She has shared the stage with acts, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Big and Rich, Corey Smith, Randy Houser, and Easton Corbin.