Kelly Spinks was born and raised in Mullin, Texas, and has been playing professionally since 1991. He is a third generation fiddle player that knows his country music inside out. His music speaks to lost loves and heartaches in neon-lit honky-tonks.
A robust fiddler and dynamic vocalist he delivers traditional country music with a heavy emphasis on the Honky-Tonk sound and Western Swing tradition. Kelly remains true to the old school - fiddles and steel, shuffles and waltzes. A modern day cowboy and rancher he plays the original Texas dancehall sound that cannot be rehearsed or copied, but rather "experienced" over a lifetime.
Over the last few years Kelly has released two dynamic CD's that have received international airplay, with several top 10 hits from New Zealand to Europe and has been well-received by fans and critics alike. He has also been honored to record a couple of duets with one of his idols, Tony Douglas.
Kelly has a history of playing with some of the greats in country music... Johnny Bush, Frenchie Burke, Tony Douglas, Curtis Potter, Hank Thompson, and many more. Kelly with his outstanding Miles & Miles of Texas band, has been fortunate to keep a number of his same band members for over a decade. He can fill the dance floor with some of the best dance music around, and can be heard weekly at dancehalls, honky-tonks, and Western Swing festivals throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana.
Kelly has been named West Texas Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Terry Awards Fiddle Player of the Year, Sweet Home Hall Entertainer of the Year, Switzerland's coveted Country Music World Festival Award Winner, 2016 Ameripolitan Awards Western Swing Male Artist Nominee, and has been honored for this past year's dedication to Kowboys for Kids.
He is a Texas family gentleman who truly loves and respects the fans that travel thousands of miles to support the traditional Texas Country and Western Swing music that we all love.
- Kelly Spinks in my opinion is one of the best of the young traditional country artists today, not only for his original
singing style, but also for his exciting fiddle playing. Kelly is Traditional Country and Western Swing music at its best.
~Johnny Bush, San Antonio, Texas
- Kelly Spinks is one of the Best Honky Tonk singers anywhere. He is honest, personable, takes time with his fans, and plays
the "devil" out of his fiddle. I feel very priviledged to be a good friend of Kelly and to be asked to write about him on this
new album..... which I'm positive will be Super Great!
~A.J.Lockett, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Ft. Worth, Texas
- This is the future of real country music. Kelly Spinks is the real thing. This is sincere Texas Country and Western Swing
music, perfomed by a young man who knows how. It seems that all my favorite country music people are Texans: Bob Wills, Ernest
Tubb, Hank Thompson, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson and Kelly Spinks. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the real thing, Kelly Spinks.
~Cornell Hurd, Austin , Texas
- Kelly Spinks is a traditionalist with a style of his own. He sings great, plays a mean fiddle, has an incredible knack for
choosing great songs, and will never be seen in a shirt that hasn't been liberally starched and pressed. Modest and unassuming,
Kelly is a real talent who genuinely cares about traditional country music. In his hands its future is secure.
~Duncan Warwick, Kickin' Cuts/Country Music People UK