Kristyn Harris

Singer, songwriter, yodeler, swing guitarist
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Kristyn Harris, a Texas-bred musical powerhouse, is the 4-time International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and the youngest person to have received this honor. Her powerful voice brought her all the way onto the 2018 season of ABC's American Idol, where she sang and yodeled for the judges. This voice is complimented on stage by her swing guitar playing, songwriting, and energetic stage presence.

Now 25, Kristyn tours across the U.S. and internationally. When she's not playing music, her passions find her trick riding, training horses, and raising cattle, which inspire some of the music she writes. She is also influenced by classic western and western swing music.

Kristyn brings joy and passion to her music. She was awarded the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards Western Swing Female Artist of the Year and named the IWMA Female Performer of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2018 & 2019. In February of 2020 she released her 4th solo album, A Place to Land, which she co-produced with Aarom Meador. It has already hit #1 on the Western Swing radio charts, #1 on the Western Music radio charts, and landed 3 songs in the Top 10. Her previous album, Down the Trail (2015), was named the IWMA Western Album of the Year and Rural Roots Music Commission Pure Country & Western CD of the Year in 2015. Her 2013 release, Let Me Ride, was also named Album of the Year from the IWMA upon its release.

As one venue put it: "This bundle of energy and talent is 'the rage' on stage from the east coast to the west and if you can stay seated when she finishes her performance you're prob'ly 'bout ready for the grave!!"

Website: kristynharris.com

"Kristyn Harris is one of the greatest talents that I have ever heard. Her heart is as big as Texas and it shows when she performs. I'm so proud that she's my friend."
Red Steagall