Kyle McKearney wins $75,000 with Project Wild! Posted on March 28th, 2022

We are so thrilled to share that Kyle’s taken home $75,000 as a 2nd place winner in Project Wild!!! We are so grateful for the opportunity and cannot wait to make the program proud with the release of record #2 later this year. Congratulations to Drew Gregory & Shaela Miller for their wins! Thank you Alberta Music, Wild 95.3fm, Pattison Group & everyone involved in bringing this development program to life.

SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Semi-Finalist Kyle McKearney Posted on March 23rd, 2022

Kyle McKearney has made the Top 8 in SiriusXM’s Top of the Country competition and is an official Semi-Finalist! Congratulations Kyle! Read more about the other contestants and their chance to win $25,000 & named the “Top of the Country” winner

Kyle McKearney’s debut album “Down-Home” Posted on October 1st, 2021


We’re very excited to share the brand new, debut album from Kyle McKearney – “Down-Home”. Available everywhere on all streaming platforms here –


Featuring the award nominated breakthrough track “Devil Water” and the new music video for his acclaimed song “Sweet Summer Rain”. Check out the official video here:

Kyle McKearney Releases “Annie” Song + Video Posted on April 9th, 2021


The song is the second preview of rising Calgary
Americana artist’s full-length debut coming this fall



TORONTO ON — Born and raised in small-town northern British Columbia, Kyle McKearney grew up immersed in Country and Bluegrass music, and is now poised to carve out his own place in the global music scene with his unique Americana sound.

Kyle’s new single, “Annie” — available today on all digital platforms — is an irresistible, acoustic-based love song that hearkens back to simpler times—not so long ago—when all of us were able to indulge in romantic thoughts, and musicians could get together in person and play the way they were meant to. The video premieres today at Roots Music Canada.

As Kyle describes the song, “Annie is that person who you yearn to be with but deep down you know that you never will. There is peace and hope in knowing that she exists.”

“Annie” follows on the heels of Kyle’s previous single, “Devil Water,” which the blog Ear To The Ground described as, “remarkable… This is what ‘real country’ music means to me.” Produced by the renowned Russell Broom (Jann Arden/Leeroy Stagger/Joe Nolan/Mariel Buckley), both songs are a taste of Kyle’s full-length debut album slated for Autumn 2021, with further singles planned in the months ahead. “Annie” was also named a finalist in the Americana category of the 2020 International Songwriting Competition.

It’s been an interesting path that’s led Kyle to this point. It began when he moved to Nashville upon finishing high school, where he absorbed the city’s atmosphere and learned how much of its classic music was made. Taking these lessons back home, where he’s now settled near Calgary, Alberta, he began applying them to his work on stage and in the studio, all while honing his skills as a singer/songwriter.

From there he formed the alt-pop band The New Electric with his brother Shade, finding success at radio in 2016, which led to a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination and a national touring spot with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. The New Electric evolved into the band KROWNS in 2018, with its harder edged sound attracting the attention of Queen drummer Roger Taylor. Kyle’s relationship with Taylor resulted in the pair writing a song together and Kyle being tapped to join the touring cast of Queen’s musical theatre show We Will Rock You in 2019.

Following that six-month run, Kyle returned to his Americana roots, launching a series of cover song videos that have tallied over 600K views on Facebook alone. From there, he gathered the best musicians he could find to help craft his new signature sound, one in line with the current revolution underway in country music spearheaded by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell.

Kyle is also proudly Métis, and his heritage plays a significant role in his new music, further setting him apart from his peers. It is all leading up to the arrival of a new and important voice in the Canadian roots music world, and one that is sure to resonate with listeners everywhere.

Kyle McKearney is available for interviews and on-air appearances.


Single Artwork by Chris Cavill

Kyle McKearney debuts “Devil Water” Posted on February 26th, 2021

Kyle McKearney makes his Americana debut with “Devil Water”! Stream/download the new single here: 

“Devil Water” centres around themes of despair, loneliness, anxiety, that stem from the abuse of alcohol. Kyle paired up with Chris Doi to co-Produce & direct the official music video, which can be seen here:



Follow Kyle on social media @imkylemckearney

Kyle McKearney Completes cover series Posted on September 6th, 2020

Proud is an understatement! We are excited to share that Kyle McKearney’s cover project (an impressive 4 x 6 song cover EPS complete with professionally shot & edited videos) has now wrapped! Kyle took it upon himself to cover a body of work that represents the music that he either really likes, or has had some connection with growing up. Here are songs arranged and performed by Kyle & his all-star band. Check out the complete video sets here: Kyle McKearney on Facebook


We’re so happy with how everything turned out and owe it all to these great people:


Russell Broom & Kyle McKearney (Producers)

Russell Broom (Mix & Master)


Dan Owen (OCL Studios)

Gil Hopkins (Annerin Productions)



Sarah McKearney (Harmony & background vocals)

Russell Broom (Guitar)

Lisa Jacobs (Bass guitar & background vocals)

Mitch Jay (Pedal Steel, Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin)

Lyle Molzan (Drums & Percussion)

Reed Shimozawa (Lead guitar & acoustic guitar)

James Jannetty (Organ & keys)

Spencer Cheyne (Sound Engineer)

Chris Doi (Sound Engineer)


Video & Photo

Chris Doi (StayFocusd)

Logo & Album Design

Chris Cavill


Thank you to everyone involved!!

Kyle McKearney Launches New Cover Series Posted on April 9th, 2020

Kyle McKearney has been hard at work with his newest venture in creating a cover series; 6 MONTHS of audio/visual releases that are all recorded live-off-the-floor at OCL Studios in Calgary. This project has been incredible to be a part of and we couldn’t be more excited for him to release a series of cover songs to the masses during this incredibly difficult time in music. These songs resonate with him personally and showcase an array of musical tastes that have inspired him through the ages as an artist. Many of you may recognize Kyle from previous projects we’ve been a part of, including: The New Electric and KROWNS. This is Kyle’s newest venture and we’re proud to be behind him, helping him roll these out. Grateful for all of the talents involved.

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