Armed with an Entertainment Tonight internship and a BA in journalism, Kelly McCartney started her career in as a personal assistant to celebrity types like Susanna Hoffs and Adam Horowitz. From that springboard, she worked with a cool band (Sun 60) and hosted hipster musicians (Mazzy Star, Dada, Beastie Boys) at exclusive Hollywood club nights. Across all the years that followed, she has worked in pretty much every area of the music business and, eventually, combined her original goal of being a writer with her deep passion for music to become a music journalist. Kelly currently contributes to No Depression, Cuepoint, NoiseTrade, Folk Alley, Curve, and the Bluegrass Situation. You can find her on Twitter at @theKELword.