A country gal, Kayleigh Clark never had the guts to sing in front of the American Idol judges until she was signed up for the show by her mother and a friend. So, when push came to shove, she blew away the judges with her country voice and got them convinced she was a Top 10 material!
This Kayleigh Clark Bio explores her life.
Kayleigh Clark On American Idol
Kayleigh Clark stepped into the American Idol season 21 auditions with a simple, pleasing performance of Garth Brooks’ “The Dance.” However, this wasn’t enough for judge Katy Perry so she asked her to sing her second song. Kayleigh then showcased her vocal prowess with her take on Hillsong Worship’s “I Surrender,” and won the golden ticket to Hollywood.
Now, that she’s further up in the season, she said, “I actually never had the confidence to do a show like that, but I did the audition and it went pretty well. I was really nervous but it didn’t feel like a competition.” Also, she added that everybody in the show was close to her and “super sweet.” So, overall, she had a good time. “It was a great opportunity,” she added.
Kayleigh Clark Career
Kayleigh Clark was introduced to the stage at an early age. She’s spent years competing in pageants, performing in talent shows, and walking the runway showcasing her modeling technique. No wonder, she felt comfortable in front of an audience.
Infact, Kayleigh even had the chance to model at Fashion Week in New York in 2019.
But Kayleigh’s passion for singing grew more than her love for modeling. “From the time my feet would hit the floor in the morning to the time I’d go to bed I was always tapping, humming, singing, whistling, anything musical,” she said in her video profile.
Furthermore, she said that her biggest inspirations were her parents as both of them sing and her father also plays the guitar. Also, she sees Miranda Lambert as her inspiration “because she doesn’t care what anyone thinks.” Thus, she gave up modeling to become a full-time singer.
Looking back, Kayleigh performed her first solo, “Happy Birthday, Jesus” when she was just 4 at a church. As she grew up, Kayleigh then got the chance to sing the national anthem at pro baseball games like Mississippi Braves and Biloxi Shuckers. “I have sung the national anthem at a few ball games, like Mississippi State and Ole Miss,” she said.
Now, she’s covered multiple songs such as “The Good Ones” by Gabby Barrett and “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood and her new album is coming soon. “Kayleigh’s new album is a compilation of her favorite Country artists’. Wait till you hear her add her own touch to these Country Classics. Songs that never run out of time they are Endless as Kayleigh will leave her audiences wanting more,” her official site wrote.
The singer also offers mech on her site in case you’re interested.
How Old Is Kayleigh Clark?
Kayleigh Clark was 17 years of age when she audition for American Idol in 2023.
Who Are Kayleigh Clark Parents?
Kayleigh Clark was born to her parents, Ramsey and Dusti G Clark. They are both blessed with beautiful voices and are her biggest inspiration. Also, we need not tell you how supportive they are as you might have already seen them on the auditions of American Idol.
“My mom and dad both grew up around music. My dad plays guitar and they both sing. So, they’ve definitely helped me get my spirits up if get a little discouraged over things, musically and anything else too,” she explained.
Her father, Tommy Ramsey Clark is a chicken farmer. He owned 4 chicken houses with 25 thousand chickens in each. He also is the owner of The Sausage Factory, a family-owned wild game processing facility located in Sumrall.
Also, her mother Dusti Gandy Clark helped Ramsey with his work. Find her on IG @dlclark4 and FB @dusti.clark.
As for her siblings, she has a brother named Tyler Clark. He joined the US Airforce in April 2018. “We officially have an Airman and I couldn’t be more proud!!! All kinds of emotions today. We love you and can’t wait to see what God has in store for you,” his mother posted on the day he joined the military.
Now, as for their ages, Ramsey, Dusti, and Tyler turned 44, 42, and 23 years of age in 2022, respectively.
Trivia: Kayleigh’s grandfather who passed away from cancer asked her father not to cry for him because he is going to see them all again one day.
Kayleigh Clark Height
Kayleigh Clark stands tall at a height of above 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).
Her distinct features include — blond hair, brown eyes, and a fit body.
Is Kayleigh Clark Dating Anyone?
As of 2023, Kayleigh Clark is likely single.
Is Kayleigh Clark On Instagram?
Find her on Instagram @kayleighgclark and @kaybugc2, and on Facebook @kayleigh.clark.1694059 and @kayleighgclark.
When Is Kayleigh Clark Birthday?
Kayleigh receives her birthday wishes on March 27 and is of the Aries zodiac.
On her 12th birthday, her mother took to her IG to write, “So our baby girl turns 12 today!!! We are so blessed and we love you so much! This talented little firecracker keeps us on our toes and there is never a dull moment at our house but we wouldn’t have it any other way! Happy Birthday sweet girl! @kayleighclark771.”
Where Is Kayleigh Clark From?
Kayleigh hails from Sumrall, Mississippi.