When you see Kyle Turley singing up on stage, you’re seeing the skateboarder and surfer from Southern California and the NFL warrior who battled on the football field. You’re seeing a guy who made good every chance he got – even when it seemed the odds were stacked against him. Turley’s music bears witness to those times. His songs come from the passion he still feels for the game and its players; but it’s more than just that. His songs are full of raw and intense emotion. They’re real. They’re unapologetic. They tell the story of that warrior who wants to get back to the stadium – but this time with guitars in hand instead of helmets. The games may change, but Kyle Turley doesn’t. He’s the same guy who fights for injured and retired NFL players, the same guy who writes songs about the bad guys and the heroes. He’s the guy who stands up for what he believes. Kyle Turley’s not going to stop. He doesn’t know how to.
Kyle opened the entire Hank III West Coast Tour playing 25 shows in March/April of 2010. He also opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Church, Joe Nichols, George Jones, Jake Owen, David Allan Coe, Josh Thompson and Kansas. Anger Management was featured as a “New and Noteworthy” album on iTunes for 3 consecutive weeks and reached #69 on the Country Album Charts. It also made the “Heat Seekers” Billboard Chart twice in 2010. Death, Drugs & the DoubleCross was the #1 album in New Orleans for the week of 10/16/11, as well as #1 on the Billboard’s Heat Seekers South Central Chart on 11/19 and #2 on 10/16 & 11/12. The album also reached #3 on the Billiboard’s Pacific Heat Seeker chart on 12-3.
Kyle and his music have been featured in Time Magazine, Inked Magazine, OK! Magazine and The Wall Street Journal as well as on 60 Minutes, Yahoo.com, Sirius/XM Radio, AOL Music, CMT.com, ESPN, ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, Scott Ferrall, The Dennis Miller Show, The Adam Carolla Show, TheBoot.com, Outside the Lines (ESPN), Jim Rome’s “Rome is Burning Show” and The Morency Sports Radio Show. His video for his single, “Another Whiskey,” was featured on CMT.com and MTVMusic.com. Death, Drugs & the DoubleCross, Kyle’s second album, was released on September 20, 2011.