Kelly Aspen

Kelly Aspen

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

We play contemporary country music with bluegrass and rock influences. We play mostly uplifting, positive songs, including originals by Kelly Aspen and other top Nashville writers. We have a very full sound with beautiful four part harmonies.

Biography

Across the Rocky Mountain region Kelly Aspen is well known for her angelic voice, intense songwriting and unique style. A native Texan, Kelly was literally moved by the music when her mother fell in love with Colorado, inspired by the songs of John Denver. Kelly's trademark voice has an innocent yet sensual sound, dynamic range, character, and richness. Kelly's outgoing spirit and obvious passion have gained her the reputation as being "Colorado's Country Sweetheart".
Kelly's music is a mix of mainstream country with bluegrass and rock influences. She's drawn to complex musical productions that encompass the acoustic country sounds of the banjo, mandolin and dobro; a sound that her producer, Ilya Toshinski (former Bering Strait member) has brought to life in her 2007 album release “A Thousand Dreams”, with cuts from hit songwriters including Billy Montana, Jamie O’Neal and Kris Burgness.
Kelly's six-piece band contains the best players Colorado has to offer. She's been invited to sing on elite stages such as Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion", The Grizzly Rose, Budweiser Event Center, and McNichol’s Sports Arena, along with countless clubs, fairs and rodeos. She's opened for major recording artists including Lonestar, Ty Herndon and Chad Brock. Kelly has received encouraging media and radio attention from outlets such as The Westword, Riff Music Magazine, Colorado Music Buzz, PBR, KUNC, K99, The Pirate, Z94.3, KVAY, KMTS, was featured in "America's Honky Tonks” for the Discovery channel and was named "Country's Next Big Star" by KWGN; Denver's WB2 news.
Steve McGrew, (D.J. for Denver's 98.5fm KYGO) states, "Kelly Aspen is the real deal. Her performance is one that so many only dream of being able to do...Kelly has everything it takes to be a star".

Lyrics

I'm Done

Written By: Kelly Aspen

V1:
Em C D
Here we go again, he’s in another bad mood
Em C D
I just want a friend, someone to laugh and talk to
Em C D
This house is not a home, it’s more like a prison cell
(Break) or ( C D)
I know that he won’t take this well

V2:
I made up my mind, it’s gonna be tonight
Leave his world behind, but first I’ll have to fight
The devil in his chair, oh what am I waiting for?
I can’t avoid him anymore

Chorus:
Em C D
I’m done, no more waiting on you
Em C D
It’s no fun, saying that we’re through
Em C D
Cause I know, I know, I know, thunders on it’s way, yea, yea
Em C D
You’ll plead, come on baby, one more last chance
Em C D
I’m through, oh I’m so through doing that dance
Em C D
Cause I know, I know, I know, you ain’t never gonna change
C D Em
And I won’t live my life that way

V3:
You laugh at me now, you say that I won’t last long
Faster than a blink, I see the anger come on
As I grab my bags and start heading for the door
Oh God, will I outlast the storm?

Chorus

Bridge:
C
I won’t back down do what you may
D
There’s no way in hell I’ll stay

Instrumental:

Chorus

No… All you do is waste my days and I won’t live my life that way

Will I Always Let Me Down

Written By: Kelly Aspen

V1:
Kiss and make it better
My heart is worn and weathered
Shattered on the ground
Struggles making me sick
My skin just isn’t that thick
I smile to hide my doubt

Chorus:
Can I climb a day without falling
Can I swim without the urge to drown
If I try again could I really ever win
Or will I always let me down?

V2:
Dream and then conceive it
Work hard and believe it
Words appease the soul
Life is what you make it
But buy it if you break it
Illusions of control

Chorus:

Instrumental:

Chorus (x2)

Invisible

Written By: Kelly Aspen

V1:
Long ago we had a beautiful life, so in love a happy husband and wife
Silence now’s the only sound, I have no more pride, I’m dying inside

V2:
Bought a dress and wore my lipstick today, hoping that your head might turn my way
It’s sinking in that once again, you’ve nothing to say, it’s just another day

Chorus:
I’m like a ghost, a fly on the wall
I cry, I shout, I scream
And you’ll look around till your bottle is found
And never, ever see me
No, you never, ever see me

V3:
It was fun at twenty-one out on the scene, but through the years you’ve turned bitter and mean
Now every night’s another fight and the loser is me, baby can’t you see?

Chorus

Bridge:
So miserable, invisisble

Chorus

Discography

Be With You-released 2004
A Thousand Dreams-released 2007

My radio single "House Of A Thousand Dreams" was released in Oct. 2006 through Music Row Magazine services and recieves airplay on medium market stations.

Set List

We have over four hours of material, which breaks down into about 4.5 50 min. sets. 1.5 sets are original with the rest being covers.

Cover Material
Bless The Broken Road…….Rascall Flatts
Born to Fly……….Sara Evans
Boondocks……….Little Big Town
Break Down Here……….Julie Roberts
Bring It On Home……….Little Big Town
Coalmine……….Sara Evans
Complicated……….Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Crazy……….Patsy Cline
Days Go By…….….Rascall Flatts
Down Came a Blackbird……….Lila McCann
Drift Away……….Studio Group
Every Little Kiss……….Sara Evans/Bruce Hornsby
I’ll Fly Away……….Standard
I’m Gonna Take That Mountain……….Reba McEntire
Jesus, Take the Wheel……….Carrie Underwood
Ka-Ching!..............Shania Twain
Leave The Pieces……….The Wreckers
Life Is A Highway………..Chris LeDoux
Long Black Train…………Josh Turner
Making Memories Of Us………..Keith Urban
Never Been Kissed……….Sheri Austin
One More Day……….Diamond Rio
Passenger Seat……….SheDaisy
Peaceful, Easy Feeling……….Eagles/Little Texas
Rocky Top……….Sta