NOEL McKAY: Raised in Lubbock and Texas Hill Country, Noel McKay is a much acclaimed songwriter/recording artist, now residing in Nashville. In 1993, he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. Clark’s mentorship has been a key component to Noel’s success, with songs recorded by Guy, Sunny Sweeney, Buffalo Gals, Melissa Carper, Sarah Borges and many others. In addition to writing solo, Noel has co-written songs with greats such as David Olney and Shawn Camp. Brennen Leigh also joined Noel in recent years as his songwriting partner AND duet partner.10 years in the making, Noel released his album “Blue, Blue, Blue” last autumn to critical acclaim.
“There is a noticeable tenderness embedded in many of the tracks…the album recalls the work of the classic singer songwriters that have prompted McKay’s three-decade career.”- Lonesome Highway
“The songs of Noel McKay, they’re like those one of a kind items, CAREFULLY CRAFTED with their DOVETAILED JOINTS and BEVELED EDGES, and proudly engraved with a maker’s mark. They’re well-loved, and presented to the world without commercial concern, and more for the memories they hold, or that they will soon impart.” (Saving Country Music)