After high school, Kelly served in the U.S. Navy for three years before studying Vocal Performance at Oklahoma City University with the renowned voice teacher Inez Silberg. Kelly was recruited to Oral Roberts University his junior year to sing with ORU's World Action Singers. Kelly appeared on Star Search in 1992 and went on to sing with the Voices of Liberty at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center.
Kelly has performed for many corporate meetings including, New York Life, Arby's, Sonic, Chrysler, ConocoPhillips, Dollar Rent-A-Car, Thrifty Car Rental, and The National Rifle Association. He has opened for many dignitaries and celebrities including: President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Lee Iacocca, Paul Harvey, Charleton Heston and many others.
Although Kelly's performance schedule continues to take him to the stages of concert halls, hotel ballrooms and convention centers, and has provided years of travel experiences with his wife of 30 years, Vickie, and their two sons, Dewey and Dillon, Kelly is quick to tell you his favorite place to sing is in his home church, First United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Inspirational Verse: Psalm 37:4-5, "Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it."