Hicks is a 14 year old self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
She is taking the music industry by storm with her powerful voice, deep
lyrics, and I-can’t-get-this-song-out-of-my-head melodies.Skilyr
is often referred to as an “old soul,” which is a perfect description
for a young solo artist with the enchanting ability to connect with all
audiences. Local blogger Bethany Marshall at “Live & Local” said it
best: “A real artist can take a song and not only make you
hear the words, but make you feel and believe the lyrics they are
singing. She is able to connect with the songs she has written and they
are so relatable to all ages.”
had always been creative, but the depth of her creativity wasn’t
discovered until she was 13 - about a year after the death of her
father. An acoustic guitar she had received a few years before made its
way back into her arms. That night, she began playing.
Three days later, she began writing songs. This time she was not letting
go. Within a few months, Skilyr courageously stepped onto a stage and
introduced herself as an acoustic singer/songwriter for the very first
musical journey began in the place she has called home since the age of
7, North Augusta, South Carolina. It wasn’t long before social media
shares would bring her back to her Ohio roots in order to share her
music over the airwaves at 98.3 The Bull.A
prediction was made that day by the radio personality. “I believe…no…I
know that Skilyr Hicks is going to go on to play on stages across the
desire to share her gift has placed the now 14-year-old artist on over
100 platforms within a year. She has performed at nationally recognized Eddie’s Attic
in Atlanta, where she has opened for artists Lera Lynn, Barnaby Bright,
Carrie Rodriquez, and Charlie Mars. She has also been fortunate enough
to play at intimate singer/songwriter venues Grocery On Home and Downstairs Live, where she shared the stage with acclaimed artists Emily West, KS Rhodes, and Nathan Angelo.
the most impressive thing about Skilyr is her generous spirit. “It’s
about the moment. The moment when you know that you have had an impact
in someone’s life, and in turn, realize that they have made a difference
in yours. I just want to share my music with others.”
share she has. She has donated her time to a number of benefits and
fundraisers for various organizations such as Relay for Life, The
American Heart Association, Honduras mission projects, and school
fundraisers. She has also given her support to accident victims and
children with rare diseases.
in on Saturday mornings is a thing of the past for this student,
athlete, and artist. She spends most weekends traveling to her various
shows. With the support of her family and community, Skilyr is doing
what she loves - sharing her music. She attributes her growth as an
artist to God, her family, friends, and all who have supported her along
the way.“I finally found a place that I can most definitely call home.”
Her album “Brand New Day” was released earlier this year and is now available on iTunes.She is currently working on her new album “New Heart,” which will be released during the last quarter of 2013.
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