BioIt is hard not to take notice when you hear the rich, charismatic vocals of country music singer/songwriter Keeley Dodd.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, and moving to Dallas, Texas in her teens, this unique talent grew up listening to the sounds of Alabama, the Gatlin Brothers, TG Sheppard, and BJ Thomas. Keeley wrote and performed her first song at age six but then proceeded to study dance until college.
Listening to her gifted vocal style and passionate performances on her debut album, Almost Love, it's hard to believe that Keeley has not been singing all her life. Her first performing experience was at Johnnie High Country Revue, where artists LeAnn Rimes and Steve Holy got their start. Keeley was immediately asked back for the "Best of the Best" show. She received additional confirmation that she should be pursuing her newly discovered gift when she was chosen as 1 of 10 artists out of over a thousand applicants to perform at Dallas station 96.3's Fourth of July Festival. Since then, she has fronted several bands, performed at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Louisiana State University, corporate events, weddings, numerous Opry's, worship teams, and other events.
While living in Nashville, Keeley began to hone her songwriting skills. Inspired by such great singer/songwriters as KT Oslin, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Wynonna, Carly Simon and others, Keeley set out to write and record an album based on her experiences and the experiences of those around her, resulting in 9 of 10 songs co-written by her. The finished product is a connected, solid work that transitions seamlessly from the softer ballads to the more powerful uptempo songs.
Keeley was inspired with a theme for a music video for her song "Where Are All the Men", which became a reality when she recently collaborated with Suede Group in Kansas City to produce it. The video was just released to great reviews. She is currently writing and preparing to do her sophomore album. Keeley's desire is to encourage and inspire others with the gifts God has given her.