Growing up in a musical family, KELLY COBERLY has always had a real passion for music. While attending Bluegrass Festivals and other musical events as a child, she always knew she wanted to pursue a singing career. Kelly says, “My first job in the music business was at age 7 when I helped my grandparents in their recording studio in Broadway, Virginia. I thought shrink-wrapping cassette tapes was the biggest thing in the world!” Kelly has now turned her childhood dream into a reality.
Kelly began singing in the school choir at the age of 9, and in the year 1999, she began her career as a Country/Bluegrass Artist. Her career led her to receive 18 Awards from the Tennessee Country Music Association (TCMA), and the North America Country Music Association International (NACMAI). Kelly also had an original single, titled "Ya Wanna Bet" that reached #2 on the Country Music charts in Australia. As a Country/Bluegrass Artist, Kelly recorded five albums, including a tribute album, titled "Remember West Virginia Coal". This album was a tribute to her hometown of Upshur County, West Virginia, where the Sago Mine Tragedy occurred in January 2006.
In early 2014, Kelly's singing career advanced to an even greater level when God called her into the Gospel Music Ministry. She has released two Gospel Albums titled, "Because He Loved Me", and "I Believe", which are both available at Amazon.com and on her website at www.kellycoberly.com.
In September 2015, Kelly released her debut single, "Because He Loved Me" to national radio, which reached #5 on the Southern Gospel Times Top 40, #12 on the SGN Scoops Top 100, #16 on the Southern Gospel Magazine Top 40, and #53 on the Singing News Top 80. Kelly's second single, "Midnight Cry" reached #1 on the Music To Radio Top 40, and also appeared on multiple other Gospel Music charts, including the Christian Voice TOP 100.
In 2016, Kelly received Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 Crimson Music Awards, bringing her total to 19 awards throughout her Gospel, Country, & Bluegrass career.
In 2017, Kelly's highly-anticipated 13-song sophomore album, "I Believe" was released, and includes a combination of Southern Gospel, Country/Bluegrass Gospel, & Traditional Hymns, which beautifully showcases Kelly's rich & anointed vocals. The first single, "My Home" reached #2 on the Music To Radio Top 40 and her second single, "I Believe" also reached #2 on the Music To Radio Top 40.
Kelly says "I am extremely blessed to be able to do what I love, and to be able to use the talent God has given me, and to share His word in song. If I can bless someone with my music, and lead them closer to the Lord, then my mission has been accomplished. I want everyone to be able to experience the joy of having God in their life."