Who is Kaylin Roberson? Country musician auditions on 'American Idol' with BF Matt Gorman
There's no denying that the auditions for 'American Idol' Season 20 are attracting some of the most talented and gifted singers to the competition. While we will have to wait until the end of the season to watch which lucky contestant will be crowned the winner and become the next big sensation a la Kelly Clarkson, in the meanwhile, you can learn all about the contestants auditioning for the show here.
The upcoming episode of the singing competition show will be featuring Kaylin Robinson and her boyfriend Matt Gorman flaunting their vocals to the show's judges- Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. If you're a country music connoisseur, then Kaylin may look familiar to you. Having walked the red carpet of ACM Awards, opened for artists like or artists like Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, and Rae Lynn, this 23-year-old beauty is no stranger to the music world. If you're curious to know more about Kaylin and her boyfriend Matt, then keep reading.
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Who is Kaylin Robinson?
Kaylin, 23, began gaining attention after she released her first track in 2020 titled 'Out of My Town', which earned her a spot amongst the top 10 in the NSAI Songwriter’s Contest. Since then there has been no looking back for Kaylin, as she has racked in over 2 million streams on Spotify! She names country artists like Faith Hill, Lady A, HARDY, and Kacey Musgraves, as her inspirations.
But things weren't always this smooth with Kaylin. When she was 9-years-old, she was attacked by a dog, which left her face disfigured. She was put on life support and had to undergo facial reconstruction surgery which left permanent scars behind. Her scars made Kaylin a victim of bullying and teasing, which deeply impacted her self-esteem. During this difficult time, music was her escape. Her music gave her strength and courage to not only stand up against her bullies but also to pursue her passion in music.
She began performing at local restaurants and bars in her hometown of Raleigh, NC for several years before she moved to Nashville. According to her website, since moving to Nashville she has reportedly written over 200 songs in three years and has made many noteworthy accomplishments such as having songs featured on Spotify editorial playlists like New Music Nashville, and Fresh Finds Best of Country 2020, as well as being featured in American Songwriter following her single release “Big Fish”. She has also had opportunities to play some of the most renowned writers-rounds in Nashville, including Whiskey Jam, and Song Suffragettes, to name a couple.
Kaylin will be auditioning for 'American Idol' with her boyfriend Matt. She took to her Instagram to share the big news. She wrote, "IT’S OFFICIAL!! Me and @mattgormanmusic ‘s idol audition airs March 21st! Be sure to tune into ABC and see if we got that golden ticket or not! Comment your favorite audition so far🤍
@americanidol #americanidol #americanidolseason20 #abcnetwork #thenextamericanidol."
Who is Kaylin's boyfriend Matt Gorman?
Just like his girlfriend, Matt is a Nashville-based country artist and songwriter. This Philadelphia native is also a baseball player. He currently plays for Division I at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. According to Matt's website, while he has a "deep love and passion for baseball" his love for music and writing "runs even deeper". He finds inspiration for his songs from his day-to-day life experiences. "Whether it’s something that pops up in conversations or something that he hears, he tries to take those ideas and pour them into words and a melody that comes to mind. Matt focuses on writing songs that people can relate to in their everyday life - songs with meaning. Songs where when he gets up on stage to sing to a room full of people, he can connect every person in that room with the lyrics."
Matt hopes to inspire people through his music, and wants to use his platform to give back to veterans and help them get back on their feet. Kaylin and Matt wrote a song called 'Homeless' which went viral on TikTok. The couple penned down the song based on how they would feel if they were ever to breakup. We can't wait to watch this couple on 'American Idol' Season 20.
'American Idol' Season 20 airs every Sunday at 8/7c on ABC.