We hope you have been enjoying these Spotlight Artist’s posts as much as we have been making them. Today, we want to introduce you to Kendal Conrad from Pottstown, PA.
On The Verge Nashville: Describe your musical style. What makes your music unique?
Kendal: I am a pop/country artist. I write honest songs about my life — even if they aren’t so pretty, so I wear my heart of my sleeve.
OTVN: Who are your inspirations?
Kendal: Whitney Houston, Ariana Grande, Reba, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, to name a few! I find new influences every day. Right now, I am obsessed with Judah and the Lion and Phoebe Ryan.
OTVN: What made you realize that music was what you wanted to pursue?
Kendal: The funny thing is, I never made a conscious decision to pursue music. That’s all there ever was and all that has ever been for me. I joined the school choir in fourth grade and beat out all the fifth graders to get a solo at the choral concert. That was kind of when I thought…. Maybe I’m good at this!
In high school, I taught myself how to play the guitar. Then, my dad and I went down to the music store and bought a bunch of equipment that we didn’t know how to use, and I started playing local gigs to make money.
OTVN: What is your favorite venue that you have performed in? Also, what is your dream venue to perform in?
Kendal: My favorite venue is anywhere that I have an audience. My dream venue is the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Hillary Duff was my first real concert, and I saw her play there. It would be kind of going back to where it all started.
OTVN: Has there been one particular moment in your musical career that you are most proud of?
Kendal: No, not particularly. I’m very proud of the fact that I haven’t quit or given up. Music is just as exciting to me today as it was when I first started to play. Every time I get the chance to get behind a mic is something to be proud of.
OTVN: If you could collaborate with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
Kendal: I would love to record a pop/country crossover with Ariana Grande. I went to her Dangerous Woman show in Philadelphia, that girl can SANG! Tour collaboration is hands-down, forever and always, Keith Urban. What an incredible performer and human being. Let’s hit the road together Keith. Call me.
OTVN: What are five things that you can NOT live without?
Kendal: My parents.
My Martin Guitar.
OTVN: Are you currently working on anything at the moment that you would like us to look out for?
Kendal: New music is coming (hopefully) soon! I’ve been perfecting my sound and getting the right batch of songs to release, which is a looooonnngg process.
OTVN: Where can we find or buy your music?
Kendal: I don’t have anything out yet, but keep your ears peeled.
OTVN: Finish this phrase: In 10 years from now you will be…
Kendal: On a stage, somewhere in a sparkly dress, with a guitar.
You can find Kendal Conrad on all of her social media platforms linked below.