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About Kayla

About Kayla Watson

Kayla Dawn Watson was born on May 17, 1991 and is from Trinity, NC. She is signed with Songs for the Planet, INC as a Lita music writer. Kayla is currently writing and recording her NEW EP.

She comes from a line of musical talent. Her Great Grandfather is Charlie Bowman (Charlie Bowman and the Blue Ridge Ramblers) who performed alongside of Minnie Pearl and others at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

Kayla has opened and shared the stage with NATIONAL RECORDING ARTISTS such as John Michael Montgomery, Brothers Osborne, Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Jamie Lynn Spears, McKenzies Mill, Jeff and Sherri Easter, Trick Pony, Old Southern Moonshine Revival, and more!

Kayla has been singing since she was very young. She grew up performing in church, and traveling with The Greensboro Youth Chorus. Kayla is classically trained participating in her Elementary, Middle and High School choral groups where she also participated in All-State and Honors Chorus. Kayla attended UNCG School of Music for vocal performance and won for the state of North Carolina in the 2009 National Arts of Teaching and Singing competition as a freshman undergrad (also known as NATS). Outside of "classical", Kayla was able to showcase her true passion by auditioning for the second season of the hit television show X Factor USA and made it through to the following rounds.

Also Kayla is nationally recognized through her fundraising efforts for American Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries, with her original song "Wounded Warrior". The Wounded Warrior Project was featured on WBFJ Christian Family Radio as "Local Flavor Of The Month".

Kayla has also performed in many local events such as the Lexington BBQ Festival, Relay for Life, Ride for Angels, Singing in the Foothills, WBFJ Summer Concert Series, Big Galute Chili Cook Off, and Juvenile Diabetes Walks, and more.

Locals know Kayla Watson as Crossing Avery's initial female vocalist. Kayla Watson wrote and recorded alongside lead singer and released full debut album "Way We Live" July 2016 produced by 4 time Dove winner and Grammy nominated Travis Wyrick!  Download the album on iTunes Spotify, Pandora, and CD Baby to hear it.

Kayla Watson won the Share a Coke and a Song Superstar Tour presented by Walmart, Coca Cola, and Sprint. Out of 12 different Walmart locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia…Kayla took home the title after being selected by a panel of judges from Charlotte Motor Speedway to perform on national television for Nascar’s NC Lottery 200 truck race May 2016. 

Kayla is writing new music and now touring with her own band while working towards BIGGER NEWS to come!

Stay tuned!


Philippians 4:13 " I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."