Andrea Guess, a native of Brownsville, Kentucky began molding her own musical style in her youth. Learning to write and play, while singing around the house with her mother, just as they still do today. From her first piano sonata at age 7 to the modern day stages of Nashville, TN, she has had music running through her veins for a lifetime. Top honors in talent shows and solo performances in Christmas programs as a child cultivated a deep desire to perform. In 2005, while still in high school, Andrea joined 1030 Records, a local indie label, and began recording her debut album, ‘Mama Raised Me Right’, on which she performed most of the instrumental duties. From there, she played stages all over Kentucky opening shows for artists ranging from Jeff Bates to Ted Nugent. It was also commonplace to catch her playing bass, drums, guitar, or even mandolin for other local Kentucky bands.
Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Kentucky University in Broadcasting, Andrea hustled her way through the communications world in the sales department, front office, and management for WLBQ, WWHR, WAKY/WLVK, and Forever Communications (WBVR/WUHU/WLYE/WBGN). But, most notably, she could be found as on air personality, Gracie McGee.
Ultimately, Andrea’s true passion came calling, and she left radio in 2018 to pursue her musical aspirations full time, and she did it in a big way, playing 230 shows that year across Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. She continues to be a steady force in the musical community, lending her powerhouse vocals to the stages of lower Broadway in Nashville, TN. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, she remains in high demand on several fronts. The stage plays second fiddle only to a quiet place with a pen, paper, and her guitar where she reveals a realness that is reminiscent of classic Carole King. Andrea’s latest EP, ‘New Beginnings’, is due for release in late 2021.