University of Houston
Honoree: Kyle Cousins
Type of Artist: Singer/Songwriter
Name of School or Center: University of Houston
Bio: At the age of 12 and after years of struggle, Kyle began to “break through” when both he and his parents Dianne and Eddie discovered music as “his” vehicle. Kyle, born in the Netherlands and then moved to Texas with his family, began to see that he had an incredible ability to move through walls by composing songs with no instruments but by singing each part to perfection for others to perform for him. In 2009 he teamed up with songwriters and musicians in Dallas and Los Angeles and independently wrote – co-produced and released his first full length album titled “Spectrum” which garnered an audience of thousands in less than 6 months. In 2010 he released another EP titled “Next Level”. His music has been used in two documentary films and one feature film. His anthem “Everybody Wants to Be Heard,” is exclusively licensed to Autism Speaks as their theme song and has been used throughout the years in their nationwide successful “Walk Now for Autism” campaign.
“I am honored to be a guest this evening alongside all of my friends and other honorees. I believe in and thank the McCarton Center School and especially Cece McCarton for all they are doing to help those of us that see Autism in our life every day to not only understand ourselves better, but are helping others understand us as well. Rock on MCS and thanks to all the people who support us”.