I would like to think it is my job as a writer and music advocate to bring fresh new music and faces to your attention, and with my weekly feature, #BandsYouShouldKnow, that's exactly what I hope to do.

I had the opportunity to see Miss Kayla Ray play acoustic this past week at Luckenbach Texas. She is a firecracker if I ever saw one, which makes the acoustic experience that much more enjoyable. She channels the likes of Waylon, Merle and Tanya to capture a raw, unearthed sound with her own life experiences.

This time last year, she released her debut album "Love and Liquor," which you can pick up here. I believe her current single South Side of Town will give you a good feel for her music and I trust you will enjoy it, too.

Click here to check out her music & tour dates.


Natalie Rhea is a freelance writer, photographer and videographer who regularly contributes to RadioTexasLive.com. She also is the owner of Natalie Rhea Productions, which specializes in documentaries, music photography and music video production. Click here to visit Natalie’s website for exclusive content.