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CD Review-Kaci Brown: Instigator

By Joline Carraway/reporter

   Interscope has a new baby—Kaci Brown.
   Interscope is known for its diversity of artists, and this young lady has the voice of experience.
   Instigator is her debut album. Brown, who plays both the piano and guitar by ear, began the song-writing process on Nashville’s Music Row.
   There she was encouraged to embrace different genres and mix up her sound from straightforward country music.
   With the help of her producer and co-writer Toby Gad, Brown works with artists like guest rappers VA Slim and El Fudge. Inspired by artists like Celine Dion, her lyrics are sassy with upbeat rhymes.
   At 17, Brown has the curious mind of a teenager. In her title song “Instigator,” she takes on the persona of a trouble maker.
   Most of her songs are about having fun, chasing boys and growing up. By the sound of her music, Brown is growing up pretty fast.
   Encouraged to be diverse, she has remixed the sounds of American cultures and created an interesting album.
   Growing up in Sulphur Springs, Texas, she considers herself a country girl from the South, raised in a traditional deep Southern home. Her mother said Brown would run around in diapers with a wooden spoon for a microphone and sing “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks.
   Brown is full of life and journeys into the innocent emotions and truths of young love. Her album is an exciting blend of rhythm and blues, pop, rock and dance.
   Brown has been singing since the age of 3, but she has come a long way since then.
In the album’s first track, “Unbeliev-able,” the young artist sounds as though she is in love for the first time and questions her experiences as unbelievable.
   Exposed to such a unique blend of soul, her musical talent quickly expanded.
   After winning the title of “Little Miss Texas Grand Talent” at 10, the family moved to Nashville. At 13, she landed her first publishing deal.
   Instigator is a blend of fresh tunes with expressions of love and fun in every track.
   This is the kind of album that teenagers can listen to on a road trip without their parents crying for censorship.
   Brown has said she loves music and wants to stay in the business for the rest of her life.
   At 17, her debut album shows promise for a long, interesting career.

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