First Listen: Kendra Kay’s Empowering Song “Bridges” April 14, 2018 DISCOVERY Kendra Kay is bringing back the spirit of traditional country music to modern-day listeners. The powerhouse vocals from Manitoba Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year winner (2015) are instantly captivating, making her live shows a must-see. In 2017, Kendra released “Better Off” written by Terri Clark and Deric Ruttan, which featured Terri Clark on background vocals. To follow up the boot-stompin’ song, Kendra is releasing a brand new song on April 16 called “Bridges”. With lyrics like “I know everybody needs someone to blame…and you know I’ll be the one who lights that flame”, “Bridges” will empower listeners to embrace independence after a toxic relationship. Rising country star Kendra Kay is set to release her sophomore EP this Spring and it’s jam packed with some of the biggest names in the country music industry. The project will feature music co-produced by country music superstar Terri Clark, along with songs co-written by Kendra Kay and industry heavyweights such as Jessica Mitchell (“Workin’ On Whiskey”), Meghan Patrick, Deric Ruttan (“Mine Would Be You”) and Terri Clark. It will also feature a collaboration with Juno nominee, Don Amero. “Bridges” is the first single off the upcoming EP. Top Country has the exclusive premiere of the new song from Kendra Kay below. Check it out and let us know what you think! Top Country caught up with Kendra Kay to chat about “Bridges”, working with Terri Clark & more! TC: What do you hope listeners will feel when they listen to “Bridges”? KK: I hope listeners will feel strength! Bridges is a song about letting go of something bad in your life and “burning the bridge” for good, so I hope it gives listeners the fire inside and determination to cut the toxic things out of their lives! TC: Your dreams would come true if… KK: I had a song go to number one on the charts! My biggest “dream” when I started my music career was to be able to create music and hear it on the radio, and to get to have that is a dream come true already! But to have a song go to number one, that would be the biggest dream come true ever! TC: What are you most looking forward to about recording new songs with Terri Clark? KK: Just being in the room with her is something to look forward to because I am and always have been such a fan of hers! But I’m most looking forward to learning from her and collaborating on ideas with these new songs! TC: Who are your musical influences? KK: I’d say the music I grew up on is my biggest influence! The 90s country of artists like Travis Tritt and Shania Twain and modern flair, grit and attitude of Carrie Underwood is all tied together to be my biggest musical influences!