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Former NFL Lineman Looks to Climb Music Charts

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Kyle Turley completes his sound check before getting ready for the Fourth of July Concert at Conneaut Lake Park. But he is more familiar with another stage.

For nearly 10 years Turley was a 6 foot 5 inch, 300 pound lineman in the National Football League, playing for the New Orleans Saints, the Saint Louis Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs.

These days he's playing a mix of influences as lead singer and songwriter for the Kyle Turley Band, and he's played hundreds of dates in the past few years, opening for everyone from Leonard Skynard to George Straight.

This tour he is opening for David Allan Coe.

Turley admits that a lot of guys get lost once the football career ends. It's all many players have ever known.

He says that getting before fans again has helped him with that transition, but he's still a long way from the NFL.

Not only does he write the music and front the band, he also drives the tour bus and sell T shirts after the shows. 

 

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