Kelleigh Bannen

Kelleigh Bannen (born February 18, 1981) is an American country music singer signed to EMI Records Nashville. She debuted in 2012 with the single "Sorry on the Rocks", which has charted on Hot Country Songs. The song received three stars from Billy Dukes of Taste of Country, who compared her voice to Terri Clark but criticized the production.[3] Paul Worley and Jerry Smith will produce her debut album.[4] Her second single, "Famous", charted in 2014, followed by "You Are What You Love".

Kelleigh Bannen
Birth nameKelleigh Carlyle Bannen
Born (1981-02-18) February 18, 1981[1]
Nashville, Tennessee[2]
Years active2012-present
LabelsEMI Records Nashville
Associated actsPaul Worley

Family life

Kelleigh Carlyle Bannen was born February 18, 1981, to Tom and Susan Bannen in Nashville, Tennessee. A brother, Thomas Grant, passed away on her birthday in 2008 of a drug overdose.[5] Subsequent to that that Kelleigh embarked on a memory tour benefiting the Hazelden Foundation, which in 2014 merged with the Betty Ford Center, to become the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The tour resulted in a record deal. She also began advocating for AA, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.[6]

Kelleigh is the host of the podcast This Nashville Life. On October 29, 2019, Kelleigh made her national television debut on the Today show with Hoda and Jenna.[7]



Title Album details
Radio Skies
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Carlyle
  • Format: CD
The Joneses
  • Release date: 2018
  • Label: Whiskey Rain
  • Format: Digital
Favorite Colors
  • Release date: 2019
  • Label: Whiskey Rain
  • Format: Digital


Year Single Peak chart
US Country
US Country Airplay
2012 "Sorry on the Rocks" 48 41
2014 "Famous" 46 49
"You Are What You Love" 59

Music videos

Year Title Director
2012 "Sorry on the Rocks"[10] Jim Wright
2014 "Famous"[11] Hannah Lux Davis
"Smoke When I Drink"[12] Reid Long
2016 "Landlocked"[13] Blythe Thomas
"Once Upon A"
"All Good Things"
"Cheap Sunglasses"
"Welcome to the Party"[14]
2017 "Church Clothes" Michael Monaco
2018 "Happy Birthday"


  1. Joel Whitburn (2017). Joel Whitburn's Top Country Singles 1944-2017. Record Research, Inc. p. 36. ISBN 9780898202298.
  2. "Kelleigh Bannen Signed to EMI Records". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  3. "Kelleigh Bannen, 'Sorry on the Rocks' – Song Review". 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  4. "MusicRowPics: Kelleigh Bannen Artist Visit : MusicRow – Nashville's Music Industry Publication – News, Songs From Music City". 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  5. "Grant Thomas Bannen". TheTennessean. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  6. "This Nashville Life with Kelleigh Bannen". 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  7. "Kelleigh Bannen performs 'Time Machine' on TODAY". 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  8. "Kelleigh Bannen Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  9. "Kelleigh Bannen Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  10. "CMT : Videos : Kelleigh Bannen : Sorry on the Rocks". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  11. "CMT : Videos : Kelleigh Bannen : Famous". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  12. "CMT : Videos : Kelleigh Bannen : Smoke When I Drink". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  13. "CMT : Videos : Kelleigh Bannen : Landlocked". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  14. "CMT : Videos : Kelleigh Bannen : Welcome to the Party". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 20, 2016.

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