Kayleigh Mathews Releases Debut Country-Influenced EP “Desert Child”

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Singer, songwriter, and Nashville recording artist Kayleigh Mathews comes together for the release of her country EP “Desert Child.”

She was exposed to bluegrass, gospel, and traditional country at an early age, which shaped her love of music. She began honing her songwriting skills while growing up in the southwest, inspired by her hometown and life experiences.

The EP features tracks including “Home to Me,” “Turquoise Mountain Home,” “It Burns (Like I Never Drank Before),” “Southwest Hinky Tonk Night,” and her title track “Desert Child.”

“Every song I release is true and from my life in some way. I may not come out and say exactly what happened word for word, I want to leave some interpretation up to the listener. Songwriting is a way of healing, encouraging, and saving memory for me. My hope is for my music to not only do that for myself but others after all that’s what makes music so powerful.”

The EP follows the release of Mathews’ first two singles of 2021, “Unconditional” and “Love Nashville.”


Kayleigh Mathews’ love for music and singing started at the young age of three in Tucson, AZ. With musical influences such Reba McEntire, Vince Gil, The Eagles and Journey, she began to train professionally and performing live at the early age of five. As Kayleigh grew older her love of traditional country storytellers, such Ernest Tubb, Bill Monroe and Patsy Cline, inspired her to begin writing her own story through music. By the age of fifteen, Kayleigh had written her first song which planted the seeds for her future life endeavors. At the age of twenty-two, she began honing her songwriting skills on stage in local country bars and clubs. With her ever-growing passion for singing, writing and performing her own music, she moved to Nashville in 2018. Kayleigh knew the only way to feed the hunger within was to come to the home of country music, honky tonks and, of course, the Grand Ole Opry. Since moving to Nashville, Kayleigh has opened for artists on the world-famous Broadway honky tonks, sang the national anthem at Vanderbilt University and venues throughout Kentucky. One of the many highlights of her young career was when she won a vocal competition for a Gospel festival. Her prize for winning this competition was the honor of performing her rendition of “How Great Thou Art” at Storytellers Hideaway Farm and Museum, which belonged to country music legend Johnny Cash.

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