Kelly Hope is a 22-year old singer-songwriter about to take the country music world by storm. Born in Albury, NSW, Kelly has been performing and writing her own songs since the age of 14. Most recently, Kelly has released her debut single "Heartbreak Road" late in 2006 and she graduated from Tamworth College of Country Music in January 2007. But her acheivements as a singer-songwriter began many years ago. After many years travelling the Australian Country Music circuit, supporting such artists as Troy Cassar-Daley and Lee Kernaghan, Kelly recorded her first EP in 2003 titled "Summer Train". This EP included four covers together with two original tracks "Wait for Tomorrow" and "Summer Train."
In January 2005, Kelly was a top 20 finalist in the Toyota Starmaker Competition in Tamworth, and onstage she's been the main attraction of both international and Australian crowds ever since. With powerful vocals and strong lyrics, Kelly's originality and stage presence is like no other in the country music industry.
In 2005, Kelly completed her first US tour that included studio time with one of Nashville's most prestigious producers Bill Warner (Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Jewel, Natalie Imbruglia). It was here that she was introduced to legendary country songwriter Jim Owens who has written songs for many of Country's greats including Hank Williams, George Jones, and Loretta Lyn. Jim was so impressed by Kelly's talent that he insisted that she record one of his songs "You Make Me Wanna Cheat"