"Mt. Airy country quartet, fronted by the "can't possibly sound anymore country" crooner Kelley Breiding, play that old-time American music-- the Patsy Cline, Hank Sr. kind-- at honkytonks and break-up parties. Their originals are intermingled with obscure and classic country covers, gathering western swing, blues and rockabilly along the way, and making even the tin rafters of honky-tonks sing-a-long."
Samir Shukla - Charlotte Creative Loafing
"Mount Airy's Patsy-voiced Kelley Breiding, her vintage-twanging Cowboys, and their just the facts take on real country all got a collective real big thumbs up from that tough crowd after the band's inaugural trip to Hideaway BBQ. ("No showboating or corny shtick, just honest presentations" went one learned assessment.) I'm sold."
Rick Cornell - Raleigh Independent Weekly
"From the first Kelley and the Cowboys show, the audiences have been in a whirl over the band's honky-tonk attitude and homage to pure country from the past. . . Playing across North Carolina in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Asheville, and Mount Airy, the group has gained respect and a unique niche. It is hard to ignore the simple fact that Breiding's voice is a doppelganger for Patsy Cline's."
Jonathan Phillips - Mount Airy News
Led by the bluesy, no-nonsense vocals of Kelley Breiding, Kelley & The Cowboys—whether with fiddle and mandolin or stripped down to only guitar, bass and drums—shake dance floors with upbeat western swing and honky tonk. Consider Breiding the rodeo queen.
Andrew Ritchey - Raleigh Independent Weekly (Apr 9, 2010)