Kendra Kay Signs Development Deal With Willing Records/Universal Music Canada

Kendra Kay's single "Homegrown Heart"

Kendra Kay is sharing some exciting news today!

The 5-time Manitoba Country Music Association Award winner has signed a development deal with Willing Records/Universal Music Canada!

Fresh off the release of her single “Wild” earlier this year, which has already garnered over a million streams on digital streaming platforms, this new deal marks an exciting next chapter in Kay’s career.

What This Means For Kendra Kay

First up is the release of her next single, “Say It Again”, this Friday July 15th. The track was written by country music powerhouses Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Connie Harrington, and is the precursor to her upcoming debut full-length album Homegrown Heart, releasing this fall.

Kendra Kay performing on stage

Willing Records, founded by Canadian Country star and CCMA Award winner Bobby Wills, “was created as a vehicle for developing artists to take the next steps and Kendra Kay is poised to do just that.”

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Kendra Kay and her team into the Willing Records/UMC family.”

Of the signing and her upcoming album, Kay says “working with Bobby Wills and his label is a dream come true, he understands music as an artist and an industry professional, Willing Records is the perfect home for the next steps in my career. I can’t wait to have my body of work out into the world for all my fans to hear!”

See The Full Announcement Here

This exciting news is the latest in a long line of successes for the Canadian Prairies-raised artist, including spending 17 weeks in the Top 100 Canada Country Airplay charts, a top 10 spot in the 2020 CBC Searchlight Competition, and winning the MCMA Fan’s Choice Award 2 years in a row.

Kay also brings a significant tour history with her, having opened for Canadian icons Tim Hicks, James Barker Band and Jess Moskaluke, to name a few. Her energetic live show has also been seen at festivals across Canada such as Dauphin’s Coutryfest, Canadian Music Week and Canadian Country Music Week.

A big congrats to Kendra Kay for this exciting development! We can’t wait to see where it takes her!

Scott Sykes - Contributor for Front Porch Music
Scott Sykes

Scott has been a lover of music his whole life, but being born and raised in small town Ontario helped solidify his love of Country music specifically. Drawn to the musicality and storytelling of Country Music, one of his passions is spreading the word about all the great talent Canada has to offer in this genre. Scott has an extending performing career, having acted in many theatre productions, sketch comedy, music videos and TV, and has hosted multiple global corporation seminars and awards ceremonies.  While he is a classically trained pianist, he leaves music to the professionals, and basks in all their musical glory!  A day without music is a waste of day, he believes, and can usually be found cranking some of his favourite Canadian artists like James Barker Band, Madeline Merlo, and Brett Kissel, and artists like Kip Moore and Ashley McBryde from south of the border on a daily basis.

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