Get To Know JAMES KESSEE-Texas’ Uprising Star!


James Kessee proudly served in the United States Army, and fought in Operations Iraqi Freedom. A combat veteran, Kessee is now devoting his time to making great music. Through his music, he tells a story that everyone can relate too. Kessee is a lover of all genres of music. He draws inspiration from artist such as Michael Jackson, Temptations, Joe, and Whitney Houston. James Kessee has the talent, drive, and passion needed to succeed in the music industry

IAA:  What is your music background?
JAMES KESSEE:  I come from a father who loved music. He was a singer/songwriter/musician/producer.

IAA: What inspired you to pursue music?
JAMES KESSEE:  The “LOVE” of music.

IAA: What are your songs about? (themes)
JAMES KESSEE:  Love, Romance, Life, and a splash of heart ache.

IAA: Do you write your own music?
JAMES KESSEE:  I write all my lyrics. I have so much to say and so many stories to tell.

IAA: Who are your musical influences?
JAMES KESSEE:  My father, James Clyde Kessee, who passed away in 2003. My brother Thor Williams, who passed away in 2006. The following artists: Joe, Donnell Jones, Marques Houston, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Shaka Khan, Temptations, and Earth Wind and Fire. I love the old school music and the classics.

IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
JAMES KESSEE:  Music that comes from the heart. Music that everyone can relate to. I write different songs for different situations.

IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
JAMES KESSEE:  Everything is ORIGINAL!! Everything is heartfelt. I am telling a story. I am speaking from real life and real love. I don’t make songs about things I don’t have, but of situations that have occurred. I write about situations that everyone in one point in time have  gone through or known someone that has gone through it.

IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on
JAMES KESSEE:  I have several shows booked. I am currently working on finishing my album. I’m focused on getting my name out there and letting people all around the world know who James Kessee is!

IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JAMES KESSEE:  My career goals are to be a successful recording artist, and writer. Another career goal is to work with other artist in every genres. In 10 years I see myself known worldwide.  I will be working with the biggest and upcoming names in the business.

IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
JAMES KESSEE:  My fans can contact me through many different avenues.







    • I think YOU are amazing as well!! Keep doing what your doing and you have a fan for life!! Thanks to IAA as well!!!!!

  1. I love the article and listened to his web page and heard his music… Can not wait to hear and see more from him.

  2. James Kessee is an amazing artist. I fell in love with his music from the start. You can feel his passion for music when you listen to his songs. His talent shines through in everything he does. I am impatiently waiting for his album to drop!

  3. Not only have I heard James Kessee`s music, I have also seen him perform live. He has a soothing voice and great stage performance that just draws you in. He has a voice you can listen to no matter the mood, its very uplifting and refreshing! I am looking forward to his album dropping. Thank you for giving us an inside look on who James Kessee is, it`s great to see who the person is behind this great music and I cant wait to hear more from him!

  4. with ur stride.. i already know that u would go far so just keep it up.. nothing can hold u back now.. keep on shinning.. u r already a star in my eyes..

  5. I think his music sounds great! I like the originality of it all. Not too many artists write their own music anymore. Keep up the good work! Someday we will see your name in lights.

  6. I am so proud of you! Prayers & Blessings go to you. Follow your dreams & remember the reality of your dreams can only happen if you make it happen. Patience, hard work, dedication & a lot of prayer will have you at the top before you know it. Love Ya!

  7. Bro keep doin ya thang. Tha music is powerful n im honored ta b apart of tha movement. I played some of ur songs to my folks bacc home n dey r goin crazy. KC finna kno bout my big homie James Kessee!

  8. I love how anyone could relate to your music… It’s straight from the heart and soul. Keep up the good work! Your headed towards BIG things! Can’t wait to hear more…

  9. I have not had the pleasure of going and seeing James lessee live yet but I will soon. I have heard his singles. Even bought one. I love his mucsic. Hated there was only 2 songs. But loved both. Keep doing what ur doing what ur doing James. Can’t wait to hear more.

  10. Love james’ music. Its so honest and relatable. He has amazing stage presence. Cant wait for his album to drop. He will be going places. Keep up the good work!

  11. A creative artist with a truly unique sound, James Kessee will most definitely make his mark in the world of R&B. His music is like a breath of fresh air in an atmosphere polluted with irrelevant songs that seem to focus on only one topic. The air needs to be cleared and James may be just the man to fit the task. I wish him all the best in his musical endeavors.

    • I must add, after having the pleasure of receiving 3 tracks from James’ camp, I had the added pleasure of playing those songs on my show – wait, let me rephrase…I didn’t play those songs, I ROCKED them! And had fun doing it!!
      Anyway, I once again wish to thank all those in the JK camp for letting me represent on the East Coast, and I’m gonna keep doing that by putting that James Kessee flavor in my mix every night I’m on. I guess I can safely say I’ve been made part of the team now, and as James himself so eloquently puts it, “Teamwork makes the dream work!”…so let’s get it!!

  12. I finally took the time to set down and really listen. Then tonight I heard James on the radio. It really sounded great. Keep it up, you going places.