Melissa Elkins

Melissa Elkins

BandCountry

Melissa Elkins music is a mix of country & pop with a touch of blues. Her lyrics can go along with anyone. She sings songs that others can relate to. Her album "Dusty Road" has a lot of upbeat songs with a line-dancing feel to them, as well as some soft power ballads.

Biography

Melissa Elkins started singing as a toddler. Growing up she would sing along with Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston tapes, or as her older brothers called it at the time "screaming." Throughout school Melissa sang in choir and at local talent shows. After high school she recorded a demo at Gene Michael Productions in Buchanan, MI and went on to perform for local festivals as well as benefit programs. In Oct. 2002, Melissa competed in the Best New Talent contest in Los Angeles, Calif. in the catagorie of the top 100 female vocalists from throughout the United States. In Dec.2004 & Jan.2005 Melissa was the National Anthem singer for the Kalamazoo K-Wings hockey games where she performed to a sold out stadium.
In June of 2005, Melissa competed in the Knoxville Star contest in Bridgeman, MI and received 1st place. She was sent to Knoxville, TN to record a demo of cover songs. In the summer of 2005, Melissa decided to try a new place out for karaoke and got what she would have never expected to get from the small area she's from. After belting out Celine Dion's "I Drove All Night", karaoke DJ, Cheryl Borowski from Star Makers Unlimited pulled Melissa aside and gave her a phone number for a music producer from Red Ridge Entertainment in Nashville whom she knew. Melissa called him and went down to Nashville to meet with him. She sang for him while he accompanied her on the keyboard. A few months later Melissa was back in Nashville working on her debut album "Dusty Road". The album includes 10 songs, 2 of them are originals written by Melissa, "Floatin On Cloud 9" and "All I Do Is Cry". Since recording the album Melissa's song "Around The Clock Lovin" has been played on 97.5 Y-Country. Melissa hopes this album will take her far. She wants to one day become a major recording artist.

Lyrics

All I Do Is Cry

Written By: Melissa Elkins

How could you just turn away and pretend that you don't care. How could you forget about us after everything we shared. What do I do with a broken heart, I don't know where to start.
Chours: 'Cause I thought love was enough to keep us together, love would get us by, holding each other close and riding out the tide. I'm trying to be strong but all I do is cry, yea all I do is cry.
I'm sitting here day by day, wondering where did we go wrong, the love that we had, it lasted so long. The emptiness I feel inside, I have nowhere to hide and all I do is cry, yea all I do is cry.
Chours: 'Cause I thought love was enough to keep us together, love would get us by, holding each other close and riding out the tide. I'm trying to be strong, but all I do is cry, yea all I do is cry.
All I do is cry, cry, I'm dying here inside, and all I do is cry, oh all I do is cry, all I do is cry.

Floatin' On Cloud 9

Written By: Melissa Elkins

I'm so happy today
Things are goin' my way
I'm floatin' on a cloud in the sky.
I feel so blessed in my happiness.
I love this life.
Chours: I'm floatin' on cloud number 9, floatin' through that big open sky, I'm soaring over the trees, I feel so free, I'm floatin' on cloud, cloud number 9.
When I close my eyes, your all that I see, I feel like I'm livin' in a dream, when your holdin' me close, I feel so safe, in your embrase.
Chours: I'm floatin' on cloud number 9, floatin through that big open sky, I'm soaring over the trees, I feel so free, I'm floatin' on cloud, cloud number 9.
Bridge: Now that you've come along, I know where I belong, in your arms is where I'll stay, lovin' you all the way.
Chours: I'm floatin on cloud number 9, floatin' through that big open sky, I'm soaring over the trees, I feel so free, I'm floatin' on cloud, cloud number 9.
Music Break:
Repeat Chours Twice:
Yeah Cloud, Cloud number 9.

Discography

"Around The Clock Lovin" has been played on 97.5 WYTZ Y-Country, out of Benton Harbor/St.Joseph MI

Set List

1." Around The Clock Lovin"
2. "Old Weakness"
3. "Misery Loves Company"
4. "Floatin On Cloud 9"
5."All I Do Is Cry"
6."Dusty Road"
7. "Angels Wings"
8. "I Can't Wait"
9. "I'm Gone"
10. "Time For Me To Fly"
My sets include the 10 songs from album listed above, as well as cover songs. I sing a little bit of the older classic country songs as well as some of the newer ones. My sets usually last between 1-2 hours.