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There's More to Life

Bri McKay is representing Dallas Texas. 

 She has been singing before she can remember. The lyricism came a little later as a kid when she needed a healthy outlet for all of the emotions and confusion going on in life at that time.

"I was born Brittney Kay Shoemaker. Since I was about 12 I started going by Bri.

Later, I knew I wanted to use a different last name. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE my last name, Shoemaker, but I thought it would be best to use another name in the entertainment industry. So I took my middle name and got McKay."


When it comes to music everything inspires her creativity. Bri writes from her personal experiences as well as others.

She defines herself as an observer.

"I could be in the middle of a conversation and hear a phrase, and my brain goes like “OMG this would be a dope song title” so I type it in my notes on my phone and when I have time later I go back and work on it."

Her goal is to express herself and allow others to feel it too. 

"Music is such a wonderful medium for that. My true nature and my soul craves adventure and experience. I live in a constant state of wanderlust and curiosity. I grind so hard, because I want to experience spectacular things, while doing something I’m passionate about and love to do."

Bri believes there’s more to life than just grinding at a 9-5, just to make money to survive. Whether it's music, dance, film or play…it helps clear the mind.

"I would rather work more than 40 hours a week doing something I love and have it integrated into a lifestyle I want than  spending my life wishing about it."

Creating and bringing music to others has been a calling of hers since she was a child. It brings a true sense of fulfillment.

"I always say that people who want to know the deepest depths of me should listen to my music because that’s my form of healthy release of emotion." 

Her work aims to say: To be you, and be unapologetic about it. That’s literally what “Unapologetically” is about. To help people through rough times but also remind them of the beauty of life.

"It’s definitely a fan favorite and what I call my “anthem” song. But it also says that it’s okay to not have it all figured out.  I have noticed and been told when I was younger that my music tends to be more melancholic or sad in nature, and I won’t disagree. My music started out as a form of therapy for me when I thought no-one would understand what I was thinking or feeling. - So I just wrote it. So my work aims to say “hey I’ve been through some shit and if my experience can help another then I’m gonna share it as raw as possible, but also in a polished manner.”

Music wise, Bri grew up with a wide variety of music. She doesn't strive to sound like one person. When it comes to seeking opportunities, she's open to networking, working on her craft, willing to collaborate with other artists, and get mentorships to help grow and learn as an artist.

"I’m of a mindset that what is meant for me will never pass me by, BUT also that luck is when preparation meets opportunity.  I also know, or remind myself, that if something doesn’t pan out, then there’s something better waiting around the corner that’s meant for me and I might even like it better. That’s really the mindset I try to have with everything in life."

 •Top 3 goals in life? 

"Well one obvious goal is to make my music, and artistry in all forms my full time occupation. That’s definitely number one. Another goal, probably the most important one in my opinion, is to build a life and legacy that I’m proud of and love. Third would probably be to travel more and experience other cultures and part of the world."

If you're looking forward to connecting and networking with Bri…reach out HERE

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