April Kry 'Beauty Queen' album cover art

Up-and-coming country singer April Kry is working her best angles in the video for her new single, "Beauty Queen," which Billboard.com is premiering exclusively today.

Though the video and single showcase a sensual side of the singer, she stresses that her actual personality is far removed from what you see in the clip. “I’m very shy when you first meet me, and this song and video took me out of my comfort zone a little, but it came out so great," Kry tells Billboard. "I can’t wait for everyone to see the video. I’m really proud of it.” 

Check out the exclusive video below:

 

Though she's a relative newbie on the country scene, music has always been in the Connecticut native's blood. "My dad was the assistant pastor and worship leader at my church growing up. That’s where I got my love for music and where I started singing," says Kry. "I was constantly around music whether there or home, because my dad played guitar and bass. My sister also sings too, so I guess you could say that we’re a musical family. Then, after high school, I jumped into pursuing my musical career, and pretty soon after that I realized that I needed to be in Nashville. I took the plunge and moved down here.” 

Making the move was a jolt of reality for Kry. “When I came here, it was definitely a culture shock," she says. “Everyone is so talented. Whether you are at the coffee shop or Kroger, you’ll meet a musician. It was so great for me. I didn’t have that back home. I was the go-to singing girl for everything. So, it’s been great for me to be in this environment.” 

Kry, who's in the studio working on songs for a future release, will release "Beauty Queen" digitally on Tuesday.

 

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