Skilyr Hicks is a talented 14 year old singer/songwriter whose lyrics and music have captivated the hearts of many. She's a small town girl originally from Jefferson, Ohio who moved to North Augusta, South Carolina at the age of seven. Skilyr had always enjoyed singing, yet her ability to play acoustic guitar and her talent for songwriting wasn't discovered until last year at the age of 13. Little did she know that her Christmas gift from two years prior held the key that would unlock the door to a whole new world, fully unleashing the creative soul within her. One evening last November, she strapped that acoustic guitar around her and asked to be shown the basic chords. That is when Skilyr Hicks' songwriting journey began...
The evidence of her new found passion could be seen on her fingertips. Over the next couple days the white tips would become indented, cracked, and blistery red. Nevertheless, that didn't deter her from completing her first original song, "Love That Can't Be Broken,” and presenting it to her family on day three. The transformation from a girl who just sang covers, to a guitarist, and then to a singer/songwriter was breathtaking. Skilyr now had her own music...her own voice.
Approximately six months later, she did a live interview with radio personality Roger McCoy from 98.3 The Bull outside Cleveland, Ohio. He asked her about one of her love songs, claiming it "had the maturity of a 20 year old". She was live on the air, yet stated: "To be honest...I've never had a boyfriend...I just imagined that this is what love would be like if I did have one." Roger McCoy's introduction included: "I believe this young girl...in fact I know...that Skilyr Hicks is going to go on to play on stages across the nation."
Even at 13 years old, Skilyr Hicks had the enchanting ability to relate to audiences of all ages through her music. Skilyr experienced the tragic loss of her dad at the age of 12, yet even so, is able to bring forth an inspiring message of hope and perseverance that not only has promoted her own healing, but that of her siblings.
Hicks has donated her time toward several benefits, even donating her
cds to support different causes. She has performed at venues in
Cleveland, Geneva, Ohio, and Augusta, Georgia. She entered the
Georgia/Carolina State Fair Talent Competition this year and placed
first with her original "Brand New Day.”
She attributes her growth as an artist to God, her family, friends, and all who have supported her in this journey as a singer/songwriter. It has given her the confidence needed to continue to write.
"I don't know where this all will lead. I just know that I've found a place...a place that I can most definitely call home."