2013 Recipient – Country Single of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards “”Perfect 10″
2013 Nominee – Chris Ellis Country Artist of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
Rylie Brown , who will be 16 in just a few short months has already accomplished quite a bit in her singing career. Her first big contest was back in 2008 when she was just 10 years old. She was named a top 6 finalist in the year long Miley Cyrus “Are You A Superstar” contest . Rylie got to meet Miley and hang out backstage at her concert and during that time realized being an artist is what she wanted to do with her life so she looked for her next opportunity where she entered the Next Big Singing Sensation. She made the final 9 nationwide and had the opportunity to open up for Hot Chelle Rae and JLS at Six Flags St. Louis as part of the contest.
The summer of 2011 gave Rylie her first offical live audition. She was flown out to LA where she auditioned for a spot on the T.V. show Majors and Minors. Rylie was named as one of the offical 19 finalist out of 40,000 kids and had the chance to perform in front of some of the most influental people in the music industry.
In March of 2012 Rylie auditioned for the X Factor and made it to the live auditions. This was her biggest moment when she had the chance to sing in front of Demi, Britney, LA Reid and Louis Walsh (Simon was sick) and hearing 3 yes’s you’re going to bootcamp.
In the fall of 2012 Rylie entered the Kidz Star USA competition where she was chosen as a top 8 finalist out of 50,000 kids to be flown out to Hollywood to compete for a recording contract with RCA Records. Rylie got the chance to meet Gavin DeGraw who was a mentor for the finalists and the highlight for her was when she sang Gavin’s song Not Over You in front of him. Rylie ended up as a top 3 finalist and came home with 7 really great new friends.
Rylie found the love for singing and performing at 4 years old while traveling the state with her mother who was Mrs. Missouri America 2001. Mrs. Brown recalled, ”One day Rylie was intrigued by the microphone I would use to speak and asked if she could talk. I asked her to sing a song for everyone instead so Rylie chose to sing BINGO and was an instant hit. I watched her eyes light up after the audience started to applaud and something clicked inside her that day. From that day forward she sang at every one of my appearances.”
Being raised in Lee’s Summit, MO, there are very few outlets for performance opportunities. With love for the stage, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her mom and entered the Miss Missouri Coed pageant in 2005. She won People’s Choice as well as the Talent portion of the contest. It qualified her to go to Nationals where she placed 2nd in talent. She loved singing on stage in front of big audiences so much that she entered Jr. Miss Missouri Princess. Not only did she win the title, she also won Talent in her age group and Overall Talent with a perfect score. She caught the eye of emcee Doug Gabriel who invited Rylie to sing on his show at the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson Missouri. Since then Rylie has gone on to win the title of Miss Kansas Preteen National Teenager 2008 and has also gone on to perform at The Mansion Theater and the Tri Lakes Theatre in Branson . Rylie says, “Pageants gave me a stage to perform and gave me a way to get my name out there. I am thankful for the opportunities it gave me and the people I met!”
Rylie plays the piano, guitar and ukulele
*Top 3 finalist in the Kidz Star USA competition out of 50,000
*Top 19 out of 40,000 in Majors and Minors singing show competition
2010 Star 102 talent Search winner.
2010 Regional winner in the Fame Fortune and Flags Next Pop Singing Sensation Contest which resulted in her making the final 9 across the United States.
2010 Country Colgate Showdown prelim winner and local finalist.
2008/2009 Top six finalist in the Miley Cyrus “Are You A Superstar Contest” Top 6 out of thousands worldwide. Met Miley and was filmed with her for Mileyworld video. Also got backstage passes to her concert at the sprint center and got to hang out with Miley’s little sister during the concert.
2008 Lee’s Summit Downtown Days Radio Disney winner.
2007 Santa Cali Gon Days Gospel Singing Contest winner.
* 2013 Guest entertainer for Kids night downtown Lee’s Summit
*2013 Guest entertainer for Kite Festival Longview Lake coffe shop
* 2013 Guest entertainer for Mrs. Misssouri & Mrs. Kansas America Pageant
2011 Guest entertainer for Sing Blue Springs.
2010 opened up for Hot Chelle Rae at Six Flags St. Louis
2010 opened up for JLS at Six Flags St. Louis
2010 Guest entertainer for K.C. Riverfest
2010 Sang the National Anthem for the Missouri Maverick’s Hockey team.
2010 guest entertainer for the Steven Paul McCollum Show.
2009 guest entertainer at the American Royal.
2008 guest entertainer for Lee’s Summit Downtown Days.
2008 guest entertainer at the Missouri State Fair.
2007/2008 guest entertainer at the Big Creek Opry.
2006 guest entertainer at the Doug Gabriel Show in Branson Mo.