Conversations with Music Special Edition

Conversations with Music Special Edition

Friday, August 28, 2015

KELLY PRICE: Recognizing Her Time to Shine In Life

by Cyrus Webb

For over a decade recording artist Kelly Price has been thrilling music lovers with her soulful songs, and audiences of all ages and walks of life have embraced her messages, her vocal ability and the way she seems to have her finger on the pulse of what everyone is thinking and feeling. Whether you're talking about her debut album SOUL OF A WOMAN or follow-ups like MIRROR MIRROR and KELLY you can always trust that she is going to give you a project that is full of heart and emotion---and that is why we love her.

In 2014 Kelly released her project SING PRAY LOVE VOL. 1: SING, and once again we were given a look into not just her own life but songs that spoke to our hearts as well. With the single "It's My Time" the mood is set for you to claim the moment as yours. "It's my time to rise," she sings. "It's my time to shine. It's my time to live. It's my time to fly. It's my time." Thanks to Two Rs Entertainment's Ra-Fael Blanco I got a chance to talk with Kelly about her career and why the message of timing we all should embrace.

"It's very humbling. I will say that as connected as they feel they are to me I feel I am just as connected with them. Most of the stories that I tell in my music if they aren't my own personal experiences they are the ones of those closest to me. When I see people talk about what they are listening to affects them, it makes me feel as though I'm tapped in and connected. It really proves something that I believed since I was a young girl: that music is universal and one of the few things that transcends any difference. The heart is the heart. As humans we all experience the same kinds of things even if it's not the same exact things. Those are common to the human experience."

"I wanted to be an inspiration to others. What you hear the most is ultimately what you believe. I had to be reprogramed to believe that I could be a successful artist, because I had heard so much that I couldn't be one. My husband told me 'You can do this. You're the best at what you do.' I prayed that I would be, and I wanted to be. Music has been such a medicine for me. It's what I went to no matter what was going on. It's the one thing that I can go to no matter what I am feeling, and it can shift me. I wanted to be that person to share that with others. I wanted to do for people with music what music has done for me my whole life."

"I think that when you are raised in a certain culture that tells you that you can't succeed at a certain level that gets to you and it sticks to you. Some will say that unless someone endorses you that you can't be anything. The truth of the matter is that we have more to say about whether we are successful than most people believe. If you decide you are going to be a success and that no is not an answer for you, that failure is not an option, and that I am going to win because I refuse to lose... If you can deal with the ugliness of the process, then what comes out on the other side is beautiful. If we can reprogram ourselves to know it can be our time and we're not going to have it be anything else, you will see more success than failure."

"It's your time. Go for it. It's time to live. It's time to shine. I believe that, and I want you to as well. The worst thing you could do with the gift of life is not live it."

Kelly Price's SING PRAY LOVE VOL. 1: SING is available wherever you get your favorite music worldwide. Stay connected with her through Facebook at, on Twitter at and through her website

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