With lilting folksy melodies reminiscent of Joni Mitchell’s offbeat style topped with a twist of a “young Taylor Swift vibe” in her songwriting, the latter according to a Nashville Songwriter’s Association (NSAI) evaluator, Kallie Medley brings a sense of peace and formidable power to the stage. Her interesting choice of lyrics often tell a story from a perspective one has never heard before. Even still, Medley’s lyrics often pale in comparison to her pure vocals showcased by her rich honey toned voice. Her style cannot be wholly captured by one specific genre, but instead, she invokes elements of a variety of styles, weaving them effortlessly within her lyrics and melodies until you find yourself transported into her world.
Medley is gaining notice wherever she goes and has been designated multiple times as “One to Watch” by NSAI, was the youth winner as well as People’s Choice in Lake Eufaula’s Got Talent 2017, one of the top 26 in the world of the NSAI Anthem Chapter Challenge 2019 with her debut song "Burn It Down," and has been said to possess a “Carrie like” voice by Nashville music industry pros. In addition, she has brought her fearless force to some of the most iconic stages in the nation, such as the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Bluebird Café, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Bitter End, Bean Runner Café, Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame, Mohansic Country Club in Westchester, and Belcourt Taps in Nashville, as well as opened the Battle of the Bands at the Hard Rock Café on Beale Street when she was only 15 years old and has been invited to perform at numerous Oklahoma festivals.
In spite of her diminutive stature, Medley is gaining momentum on a huge scale, but more importantly she feels a welcomed kinship with the artists and songwriters with whom she shares the stage. With several years of public performance under her belt, including a few on her church worship team as well as two years commuting 1,200 miles to/from Nashville, Medley finally took the leap of faith to make Music City her home to further pursue her career.