Kayla Ruby
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Kayla Ruby

Denver, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

Denver, Colorado, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Country Pop




"Lock Magazine (UK)"

"18-year-old Kayla Ruby is a fast-rising, country singer, and her latest release, ‘Never Really Know Someone’, is a genre-melding single that is sure to be a country-pop hit.

Combing catchy lyrics with a slick, guitar driven sound, this track is sprinkled with a dash of pop magic that is reminiscent of old-school Taylor Swift, but the identity of Nashville’s signature genre is still very much at the forefront.

Fans of modern day country will have this toe-tapping, sing-along single on repeat for days. It gets stuck in your head after one listen and Kayla’s vocals shine bright as she belts out relatable lyrics about how we never truly do know someone, despite how much we think we do....Kayla Ruby is an artist well and truly on the rise and with this release she could become a major global star." - Lock Magazine

"The Gate Magazine (Toronto)"

"Kayla Ruby’s “Never Really Know Somebody” is a bright, confident new single from an up-and-coming country artist, and I’m thrilled to have the premiere from this very talented young singer.

Ruby’s vocals are powerful, beautiful, and enthralling, and she knows how to tell a story with total heart and soul. The track is a bit sad, and yet Ruby’s vocals make the story soar, and feel somewhat freeing, like a weight that’s been dropped from her shoulders.

“I’ve got a million memories on replay, but I don’t really need them any way. You know you never really know somebody.”

“Never Really Know Somebody” is Ruby’s debut single from her upcoming album, Reckless and Brave, which will be out in November. The track was written by Kayla Ruby, Aaron Rothe, and Alina Odnoralov." - The Gate

"A&R Factory"

Posted on 4th October 2018

"Every now and again, a Country Pop artist with a standout talent will emerge with timeless style and instantaneous appeal, which is exactly what we thought when we caught wind of Kayla Ruby’s single “Never Really Know Somebody”. The track has all of the infectious appeal which was carried by tracks more prominently in the 00’s, but the raw production style isn’t something you hear all too often these days. Yet, the 18-year-old Country star has stuck to her roots using bluesy rhythms and unflinching vocal power to verse the lyrics tackling the plaintive emotion of thinking you know someone only to be left with conflicting memories." - A&R Factory

"The Country Note"

"Born in Texas and raised in Colorado, Third & James Records’ artist Kayla Ruby has been surrounded by country music her whole life, and now she’s ready to share her music with the world. The eighteen-year old pop-country artist released her debut single, “Never Really Know Somebody,” on Monday (10/1) as the lead single from her upcoming debut EP Reckless And Brave out later this year.

Written by Ruby, Aaron Rothe, and Alina Odnoralov, “Never Really Know Somebody” tells of those relationships viewed through rose-colored glasses; when you see what you want to see, but in the end their true colors come out and you realize you never really knew them at all. With a style similar to Kelsea Ballerini, Ruby sings that she’s “she’s got million memories on replay but I really need them anyway” and the chorus’ catchy “ooh ooh oohs” easily get stuck in your head." - The Country Note


Never Really Know Somebody (2018) - Single
Good Thing (2018) - Single 
Belong to a Place (2019) - Single



Meet Kayla Ruby, the emerging country star taking the nation by storm. Born in Texas and raised in Colorado, Kayla has been rooted in and surrounded by country music her whole life. The 18 year old powerhouse is accomplished beyond her years and is only getting started. Whether she is dropping jaws at sold out shows or capturing the hearts of America with twitter breaking performances on national television, one thing is for certain: Kayla Ruby is country music’s up and coming star and she's just getting started. 

Kayla's debut single, "Never Really Know Somebody," off the upcoming Reckless And Brave EP, skyrocketed to over 100k streams in under ninety days and shows no signs of slowing down.  Her sophomore single "Belong to a Place is set to release January 18th 2019!

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