Kalee Reeves is from a small town in North Alabama called Susan Moore. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Public Relations in 2017 where she worked as a marketing intern for the athletics department. Upon graduating, her love of music and entertainment led her to search for a career in Music City. She has interned on Music Row at Parlor Productions before she lived in Auburn, working with acts such as Stella Parton, Deana Carter and Lynn Anderson before she passed. Kalee has been an extra on music videos and television shows like "CMT Top 20 Countdown" and "Nashville." She is a member of Audience Company Nashville where she is a seat-filler for major awards shows such as the CMA's, ACCA's and the CMT Awards. In her free time, she loves to go to festivals, write music and work merchandise booths for concerts.
Susan Moore is in North Alabama between Birmingham and Huntsville and has a population of about 750 people. I started writing lyrics and playing the piano when I was 9 years old and just kept at it the rest of my life. I moved to Nashville for a year right after high school and fell in love with the music industry while trying to chase my own songwriting dreams. I decided to go back to school and get a degree in Public Relations from Auburn University so I could cover a broader spectrum of the music industry.
Hmmm.. I have a few, so my top 5 would be Paul McCartney at Bonnaroo 2013, LANY and Bleachers at Marathon Music Works, The All-American Rejects at the Crawfish Boil in Birmingham, Alabama and Miranda Lambert/Kenny Chesney at the Music and Miracles concert in Auburn, Alabama. I go to Bonnaroo every year because live shows are my absolute favorite activity. There’s nothing like thousands of people getting along for the sake of screaming the same familiar lyrics.
Most common genre for me?
Indie. It’s hard for me to choose just one, but my favorite playlist right now has bands like The Lumineers, Head and the Heart and The 1975. Sometimes I wake up and play an entire Chance the Rapper or Lana Del Rey playlist depending on my mood though. I’m really into finding new music in any genre and just kind of creating mood playlists that are versatile to whatever I’m up to that day.
Favorite artist or band?
The 1975, LANY, Chance the Rapper, Miranda Lambert, The Lumineers, The All-American Rejects and Shwayze.
What brought you to NSAI?
I was a member of NSAI the first time I lived in Nashville and it offered so much to me as a songwriter that I immediately checked out job opportunities upon my return from college. I wanted to be in a position that empowered and educated songwriters like myself and thankfully, God opened the right doors that led me here.
Favorite Nashville Restaurant?
Demos’ Steakhouse--hands down. I bring all my family and friends there when they visit and get the hamburger steak with a side of spaghetti every single time.