Skylar Elise is a Country/Americana singer who is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She started her music career at age six with her first professional performance singing the Reba McEntire classic, “Why Haven’t I Heard From You.” At that moment, her parents knew that living in the Lone Star state would be temporary and they would be headed where country music stars live, Nashville.
Skylar has currently immersed herself into songwriting by devoting part of her day, each day, to writing songs, working on co-writes with others and attending NSAI’s advanced songwriter camp in the fall. While working on the upcoming project, Skylar is still travelling and performing to sustain her connection with fans and to build momentum while working on new music.
Since Skylar started developing her musical gift early in life by playing piano at age 5, learning guitar at age 8, it was only a natural progression for her to start writing songs at age 12. Her musical influences include Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Hunter Hayes and Carrie Underwood. I love how all these artists are so different but in the same genre. It helped me realize I didn’t have to follow a pattern to be in country music.
In the last few years Skylar has had several notable performances around the country. She has opened up for Bo Bice in venues around the United States, she was a special guest at B.B. Kings in Times Square in NYC, she has performed at CMA Fest for three years (2013-2015) in Nashville, she has recently performed at the legendary Bluebird Cafe and has co-hosted and performed at the Wildhorse Saloon. Her latest performance includes opening up for the Texas Rangers singing the “National Anthem” and “God Bless America” in her hometown of Arlington, Texas. Skylar Elise is no stranger to radio either. Her single “Gypsy Soul” from her self titled EP Skylar Elise was #1 on the Indie and Country Breakout Chart and her second single “You’ll Never Understand” rose to #43 on the Billboard Indicator Chart. She has also had international success with “You’ll Never Understand” still being played over in Europe.
Skylar is very excited to release new music and cannot wait to share her new project so everyone can look into the SKYlite of her world…