Asheville local, McKayla Reece was raised on a farm in Western North Carolina at the base of Cold Mountain. From her first breath she inhaled music from across generations and genres. Reece started preforming publicly about the same time she learned how to walk. She was belting out gospel songs like “How Great Thou Art” and  “Surely the Presence”, before the age of five at her local church. 

This determined mountain girl landed her first professional show at the age of eight and hasn’t slowed down since. Over the last decade, Reece has preformed throughout the southeast sharing the stage with Hunter Hayes, The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson amongst many others. As the Ambassador for the DAV / Disabled American Veterans for the last six years, Reece frequently plays for our military. 

Just shy of 18 years old, Reece released her debut EP “Heart of a Rebel” on October 28th. In her EP, produced by Mark Howard, Reece examines the voice of heartbreak, love, strength and hope. 

Her live show incorporates a unique blend of country, rock and gospel. Not only can this young performer deliver a show, she has the magic that connects. 


  • McKayla is releasing select covers 2017.
  • McKayla released her debut EP mid 2016 "Heart of Rebel"! She also released four music videos with a full storyline that connects them all. 
  •  McKayla's title track "Heart of a Rebel" and latest single "I Would've Left Me Too" have been well received on southern radio stations WGOG 101.7, 94.7 WQDR, and WPTL 920am.