Kevin Stokley

by Kevin Stokley

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I know it's just a Tuesday night in Tenessee And it's raining outside A list of things you don't wanna do It's just weighing on you I'm on my way Gonna shake things up Call you senorita Put salt on your coffee cup Turn on those chili pepper lights ‘Cause baby tonight I wanna be your Mexico Tequila glow The sun on your skin where your dress used to go Let your hair fall down I'll spin you around ‘Til there's nothing on your pretty mind to worry about Girl, let my arms be the place you can't wait to go I wanna be your Mexico Turn the thermostat up to 83 Sit back and relax in the ceiling fan breeze You wanna hear the ocean or feel the sand Well close your eyes baby and I'll do what I can I wanna be your Mexico Tequila glow The sun on your skin where your dress used to go Let your hair fall down I'll spin you around ‘Til there's nothing on your pretty mind to worry about Girl, let my arms be the place you can't wait to go I wanna be your Mexico I wanna be your Mexico Make you feel like your miles away Just swaying to the rhythm of the mariachi I whisper to you in broken English We don't need plans girl, we can wing it Lyrics © Creative Nation, Kobalt Music, Warner Chappell
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Last Names 03:15
It’s painted on a mailbox Where somebody planted roots Etched into some dog tags To tell you who's in them combat boots It’s blood and sweat on a blue collared shirt It’s seven generations in a word It’s what your friends call you And makes you stand tall and It’s who you are and where you came from It’s for Friday nights under them stadium lights Hearing them call it out on the speakers Hometown touchdown, sold out bleachers It’s for that one girl who changes your whole world It’s for buying that diamond and saying I do Next thing you got one that looks just like you One day he’ll grow up and pass the flame That’s why they make last names It belonged to your daddy And his daddy before him One day It’s gonna make it All the way to your kid’s grandkids It’s for carving in a headstone It’s for making sure it lives on It’s for Friday nights under them stadium lights Hearing them call it out on the speakers Hometown touchdown, sold out bleachers It’s for that one girl who changes your whole world It’s for buying that diamond and saying I do Next thing you got one with her baby blues One day she'll grow up and give it away That’s why they make last names It’s what your friends call you It makes you stand tall and It’s who you are and where you came from It’s for Friday nights under them stadium lights Hearing them call it out on the speakers Hometown touchdown, sold out bleachers It’s for that one girl who changes your whole world It’s for buying that diamond and saying I do Yeah, she’ll get older and so will you Everything around you is about to change And that’s okay That’s why they make last names Lyrics © Jason Duke Music, Jason Massey Music, Here Comes The Boom Music
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So Good 03:27
Why am I so good at flicking ashes And ordering one too many rounds Why am I so good at kissing drunk girls And shutting the bars down Why am I so good at driving too fast Why am I so good at running away Why am I so good at knowing where I should go Then going the other way Why am I so good, so good at remeniscing Why am I so good at living in the past Why am I so good at wishing I could be a bit worse At breaking your heart and making it hurt so bad Why am I so good Why am I so good at turning sunshine Into a sky full of clouds Why am I so good at hanging pictures And taking them all down Why am I so good, so good at remeniscing Why am I so good at living in the past Why am I so good at wishing I could be a bit worse At breaking your heart and making it hurt so bad Why am I so good Just sitting out here flicking ashes Just ordered another round Lyrics © Morendorffin Music, Sixteen Stars Music, Songs of Universal Inc.
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They say young love never lasts They say it can't be true They say it's just too hard That love is just too cruel But I believe in driveway kisses The kind that make you hold your breath And I don't give a damn what anybody else says They say life ain't simple anymore That's just the way it is The world's heating up or cooling off Either way it's moving too fast But I've felt time move slower Watching you in a little black dress So I don't give a damn what anybody else says Ain't nobody else been standing where I stand Let them say we're crazy Baby, I don't give a damn When you kiss me like that girl The whole world just makes perfect sense So I don't give a damn what anybody else says They say that talk is cheap And small towns are a prison That the devil's in the details And the bigger picture isn't And I've found most of my saving grace Lyin' next to you in bed And I don't give a damn what anybody else says Ain't nobody else been standing where I stand Let them say we're crazy Baby, I don't give a damn When you kiss me like that girl The whole world just makes perfect sense So I don't give a damn what anybody else says We've all got mountains that we're climbing Rivers that we're crossing The magic ain't the shooting star It's the fact that we were watching They say young love never lasts Like they say rock 'n roll is dead But I don't give a damn what anybody else says No, I don’t give a damn what anybody else says Lyrics © Hoodie Songs, Magnolia Beach Music, Songs of Universal Inc.
5.
I woke up drunk for the third day in a row And you're not here again Baby, you're not here again Nobody's calling, guess the bottle on the floor Is my only friend And he ain't no damn friend Cause it don't talk, it don't laugh And it sure as hell ain't bringing your love back I wanna see a sober sunrise Get my feet back on the ground I've been high for long enough It's time to come on down Find a little sweet redemption That ain't served with a lime I think you've finally made these bloodshot eyes Wanna see a sober sunrise I wanna walk out my front door Stare up at the sky, let it wash over me Let it wash over me It might hurt but that's alright I think my heart's ready to fight Through all the pain that I've been running from Without the buzz, without the haze With only my blood running through my veins I wanna see a sober sunrise Get my feet back on the ground I've been high for long enough It's time to come on down Find a little sweet redemption That ain't served with a lime I think you've finally made these bloodshot eyes Wanna see a sober sunrise I really need to clear my mind for a little a while Take as long as it takes to figure out somethings about myself Like how I let someone like you walk away Lyrics © Kobalt Music, Party of Five Music, Songs of Brett Music

about

Being able to share what is on your mind in 4 minutes or less isn’t easy, yet Cincinnati-based artist Kevin Stokley is up for the challenge.

Over the past year, Kevin has released an array of singles that are hard to define in terms of a genre. “HURT” is a piano ballad that would fit right in with any episode of prime-time television. “If Heaven Has A Soundtrack", released in May, touches on the pain of losing someone and name-dropping several popular songs that would be included on a mixtape for the loved one. "I really think that song is unique", says Kevin. "When I first heard it, it brought back a lot of memories of the people I have said goodbye to over the years. But it wasn't the same old way of saying you miss someone... it was fresh and came from a very emotional place for the writers. Most importantly, I just want to be honest with my fans and remain true to who I am. If I don’t know it, you won’t catch me singing it.”

​Now, Kevin Stokley is ready to share the past several years of his life with listeners.

“I think a lot of the songs that are on the upcoming EP are definitely difficult subjects. There are portraits of character flaws that we all may experience. Alcohol, shutting down bars, heartbreak, setbacks... and also silver-linings in other tough parts of life – those are those things I know about. The past year has been a hard one for me personally, so this EP will in a way, allow me to let go of the events, almost as a form of therapy.”

Kevin's self-titled EP will feature stories that touch on very different places in life. "Last Names" is a song that serves to remind us what is important, while "Sober Sunrise" finds him realizing the damage addiction can have on relationships.

The lead single, "Mexico", featuring fellow Cincinnati-based artist Clara Wilson is available now, everywhere digital music is sold and streamed.

credits

released March 9, 2018

Acoustic Guitars: Brandon Autry, Kevin Stokley
Background Vocals: Charlie Millikin, Kevin Stokley, Clara Wilson
Bass: Brandon Autry, Clint, Wells, Jonathan Wisinski
Dobro: Brandon Autry
Drums and Programming: Kevin Stokley
Electric Guitars: Brandon Autry, John Marlin, Clint Wells
Keys: Kevin Stokley
Steel: Brandon Autry, Clint Wells

Photography: Sami Jo Prewitt

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“Kevin Stokley has magnified and glorified the intersecting sweet spot of love for distinctly country music, swelling guitar string arrangements and the tricky craft of writing songs that are both intensely personal and universally identifiable.”

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