MEET KALEB MCINTIRE
Kaleb McIntire is from the piney woods of Joplin, MO, in a small town called Diamond Missouri, where he called The Ozark Mountains & Branson, Missouri his Home.
McIntire grew up playing gospel music on the road. At age 6, McIntire began playing the piano, then moved onto playing the drums, and then eventually moved on to playing the guitar. His pops, Kent, is McIntire’s very 1st musical influence as his dad played (& still plays) the saxophone. McIntire’s dad, Kent, played the piano/“keys” on McIntire’s 1st album, “Scars”, in 2011-2012!
After high school, McIntire worked on a drill rig for a couple of years before becoming a security expert for Ted Nugent.
McIntire 1st performed in front of people doing impersonations of one of his musical influences, Elvis Pressley, in Branson, MO. While growing up in The McIntire’s household, Elvis was King & if you said otherwise, you were in trouble!
2012 was a banner year for McIntire! He released his 1st Album “Scars” & his 1st Single “Redneck in All of Us” soured the country music charts reaching #33 in the Country Breakout Charts by Music Row!
McIntire & his band toured parts of Europe orchestrated by his bass player Bryant Hunter & acquired a multi-million-$ deal with a major Nashville recording label in Tennessee!
His dreams were finally becoming a reality!
Later in July 2012, that dream quickly turned into a tragedy as McIntire was involved in a life- threatening car crash on his way to Nashville TN from Dallas Texas just outside of Oklahoma City on I40. The truck in front of him didn’t have any working break lights & McIntire had a knee- jerk reaction to try to avoid the truck & swerved, hitting the meridian, & hitseveral semi-truck trailers.
Lucky to be alive, McIntire underwent 5 surgeries to help repair some of his injuries -broken back, cracked ribs, & almost a severed arm. He now has a titanium rod - 1st of its kind - to help hold his arm together.
“Music is the only thing that makes sense to me”
– Kaleb McIntire
Source: Joplin Globe, “Playing Through Pain: Singer Keeps performing after wreck” by Kevin McClintock (Globe Staff Writer, August 6, 2012
Trying to decide his next move & trying to realign his new vision for himself, McIntire moved to Texas where his band was currently located. There, McIntire released his sophomore album, “In These Shadows” in 2015.
In McIntire-fashion, 2 of the tracks made it to the top of the charts! "Uh-Huh" - #54 spot on the Texas Regional Radio Report & "Ozark Mountain Stomp” achieved Top 20 Hit!
In 2019, McIntire released his next album (LP), “Still Some Kinda Crazy.”
2019 Male Artist of the Year Nominee - Texas Country Music Awards
2019 Country Album of the Year - "Still Kinda Crazy" (2019) - Texas Country Music Awards
In 2019/2020 McIntire re-released “Plain O’/Plano Texas” where it is McIntire’s first #1 single on Texas Internet Radio Chart.
2020 Emerging Band of the Year - Texas Internet Radio Awards - San Antonio, Texas
2020 New Male Vocalist of the Year Finalist - Texas Regional Radio Music Awards (T3R)
2021, things today have semi-mellowed out as McIntire and his wife, Katie, welcomed their first baby boy, Kash McIntire, in June 2021! McIntire simultaneously released his current single “Jesse James” during Kash’s birth! So, in a way McIntire had two new babies!
March 29, 2021 - Billboard - Country Airplay - "Plain O' Texas" was listed #19 on The Texas Regional Radio Report!
Kaleb, Katie, & Kash currently live in Aubrey, Texas (north of Dallas, Texas area) along with their two dogs, Big Bad John & Duke & 1 cat, Tiger! It's a full house with lots of love, music, laughter, & a lot of shenanigans!