Chelsea Sulkey is a petite, soft spoken woman but don’t let that fool you. She is a powerhouse of a voice and spitfire of an attitude. With influences from Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert to Gretchen Wilson, she is an edgy country artist with class. Sulkey grew up in The Catskills of NY State in a house of 3 brothers. She learned how to be tough quick, spending her childhood outside four-wheeling, shooting guns, fishing, playing football in the yard and spent most of her grade school days on a wrestling mat as all of her brothers were on the team and her dad coached. She never got the athletic gene of the family but she was always the entertainer dancing around the mats, listening to music, and annoying all of the boys.
Sulkey has been singing since she could talk. From her mom and dad filming her singing along to “Annie the musical” showtunes when she was 4 years old, to grade school talent shows and church choir. She then went on to taking private voice lessons in classical opera and continued on to being classically trained throughout middle school and college. Every year, Sulkey was picked for All-County Chorus and Band, and All-State Choir. She was always a part of school musicals, community shows, and even sang the national anthem for all the sports games.
Music is all Sulkey has ever known to do and therefore has made it a top priority in her life. During her grade school years, she would put together a “band” with her friends and would write all their songs, even though they, of course, never actually played any of them. Chelsea never gave up even from being a 5 year old little girl, her songs went from being about kid things to real life as she got older.
Those younger years of entertaining the family payed off. Sulkey went from singing on wrestling mats in gymnasiums to later on opening up for her childhood favorite country band, Rascal Flatts, in front of over 16,000 people and then winning a nationwide contest through the nationally known radio station “Taste of Country”.
Always enjoying a challenge, Sulkey has constantly chosen to challenge herself musically. In 2019 she felt in order to continue growing and challenging herself within the industry, she needed change and made the decision to pack up her things and move permanently to Nashville, TN where she has been writing and performing since.
Sulkey has been singing for over 10 years. Sharing stages with Rascal Flatts, Dan + Shay, Carly Pearce, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Eli Young Band, Frankie Ballard, Morgan Evans, Abby Anderson and The Voice winner Sawyer Fredericks. She has been featured on over 160 FM radio stations with talk show host Sam Alex on Taste of Country Nights and can also be found on their website. She has also been featured and partnered with Albany’s Froggy 100.3, 100.9 The Cat and 107.7 WGNA for radio shows and concerts.