Kendal Conrad is a country musican. She is a singer-songwriter who also plays the guitar! Kendal has had so many amazing opportunities and experiences including performing the song “We Were Us” with Keith Urban!
After the struggle and triumph in writing her first song, Kendal has become an award winning songwriter. Her first song took a month to write, and after that song, things got easier and she never looked back.
She is a huge Reba fan who hopes to one day meet Reba and even more so perform a duet with her.
Kendal describers herself as quirky. She loves McDonalds, reads a book a day and even has a word of the day calendar.
Kendal is working hard to make her dreams come true, getting her name and music out there, and is often performing in many different venues. Kendal will be opening for Old Dominion & Outshyne at the Jenks Pavillion August 19th! Get your tickets today!
Recently we had the chance to interview Kendal.
She is not only talented, but fun, smart, and kind.
upfrontNY: How did you get involved with music and songwriting?
Kendal Conrad: I started singing in elementary school, and I also sang in the church choir around the same time. I couldn’t get enough once I started! Songwriting came later when I was in high school.
upfrontNY: How did you feel when you sang your songs for the first time?
Kendal Conrad: I remember the first time I sang one of my own songs at a gig. It was a song I wrote for my mom. I wanted it to be a surprise, so I didn’t tell her that I was going to sing it until I introduced the song and dedicated it to her. It was a really special moment. I find that now when I do my original songs I prelude them with a story about why I wrote it and what it means to me.
upfrontNY: I saw your song, “Country Queen” is on iTunes. Is that your first song that has been on iTunes?
Kendal Conrad: Yes! I originally wrote it for Reba McEntire because everyone calls her the Queen of Country. I love her to pieces, and I’m dying for the chance to open one of her shows!
upfrontNY: Is she your number one inspiration music wise?
Kendal Conrad: Yeah, definitely. She is my idol! It’s my dream to have a career that looks like hers – there’s really nothing she hasn’t done. I also love Taylor Swift’s first album. It really changed my life and made me want to be a songwriter.
upfrontNY: I saw that you performed with Keith Urban. What was that experience like?
Kendal Conrad: It was an out of body experience, and it went really fast. Before I knew it, it was over! When I was onstage with Keith, I was trying to take everything in, and I kept thinking “I will remember this moment for the rest of my life.”
upfrontNY: Is there one performance or experience that stands out in your mind from all of your performances?
Kendal Conrad: Hands down it would be Keith! I just opened for Easton Corbin and Rodney Atkins and I met them both. Super nice guys!
upfrontNY: Is there one venue, city, or country you would love to have the opportunity to play?
Kendal Conrad: I have always wanted to play the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. I know it doesn’t sound like a big deal out of all the venues in the country, but the first concert I ever went to was Hilary Duff at that venue. At the time, it was still called the Wachovia Center. To play that venue in my home state would mean a lot to me.
upfrontNY: What are your future plans for right now?
Kendal Conrad: To reach as many people as possible with my music! I’m also trying to get noticed by a label in Nashville.
Head over to Kendal’s website to learn more about her and her music!
“Country Queen” on iTunes