Brina Kay’s new country-pop single “What I’ve Got” is a great reminder that materialistic things are temporary and at the end of the day, they don’t make us spiritually and emotionally “rich.” The single releases on 4.7.23, and you can listen to the single here.
Kay shares, “Going after a big dream isn’t an easy feat. Along the way I’ve faced more obstacles than I could have imagined, self doubt, insecurities, you name it, it’s there. When I wrote this song I really was in a place where I wanted to be intentional about my outlook. I wanted to make a conscious choice to be positive. No matter how hard this journey gets, and how much is out of my control, there are certain things that can never be taken from me, like my drive to succeed and my hope for tomorrow. Most importantly, in the face of all the rejection and heartbreak that comes with such a big pursuit, I remind myself that I’m surrounded by people who have and will continue to support me no matter what and at the end of the day, that’s who this is all for.”
In the verses, Brina sings how she doesn’t have a mansion with a view, or a sportscar, but how she has something better than all of the things you can buy. She mentions her faith, and family, and how this is all she needs to keep her going. In the choruses she sings: “I’ve got faith and I’ve got drive/a rebel heart that beats, it keeps my dreams alive,” underlining the priorities in her life.
Brina Kay’s first release out of Nashville, “Horizon” charted on the highly acclaimed She Wolf Radio, which has featured rising country stars such as Tiera and Lainey Wilson. Kay’s next two singles followed the same success, with “Heat of the Moment” reaching number eight and “Into the Sun” reaching number one. Brina has been featured in numerous publications and news outlets, including Chicago’s Daily Herald and WGN News. Her music has regularly featured on iHeartRadio country station Chicago’s Big 95.5. Brina recently released her single “Rather Hurt You Now” feat. Justin Love, and the single was seen on highly esteemed playlists, including The Academy of Country Music’s Fresh Music Friday playlist.
Kay was voted 4th place for Artist of the Year (alongside Gabby Barrett and Miranda Lambert) and 2nd place (to Kelsea Ballerini) for Music Video of the Year in The Women of Country’s Best of 2020 Awards.
With influences such as Natalie Maines of The Chicks, Kacey Musgraves, and Taylor Swift, Brina Kay’s music is empowering and thoughtful, with lyrics that will move you and make you reflect. Her fusion of pop, country, and even dramatic musical theater stylization makes Brina stand out as an artist in the vast genre that is country music.
Brina got her start in entertainment growing up in Illinois, where she learned to play the violin. She then went on to pursue her education at The University of Nebraska Lincoln, where she collaborated with bands and found her true love for the arts through literature and music. She then moved to Nashville to pursue her dream full time.
“I have always thought that music is what we turn to when words fail. I feel like it is something innately human, something that we’ve done across cultures for thousands of years. It brings people together, it helps people feel less alone, it’s something we turn to at the height of our happiness and the pit of our despair. I want to be a part of helping people feel that.” – Brina Kay
On TikTok, Brina has gained over 22K followers sharing her music and content.