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With a classic sound, freckled face, and a full heart, rising country artist, Krystal King, brings a voice to Nashville that we have all needed. Originally from Hickory, NC, Krystal King has a fresh take on a true country sound, combining raw and emotionally laced vocals with vivid, imagery infused songwriting.

Krystal is your down to earth "next door redneck" with a real, honest, fun, and quirky personality that naturally seeps into her songs. She's not afraid to say what she is thinking- whether that's diving into heartfelt emotions or picking on her husband in songs like "You're the Reason That I Drink." 


Bio

"Your next door redneck
with storytelling songs

 that will make you laugh"

                      -Kirstie Kraus
 

Krystal is getting the word out that a Double Wide and Dinner at the Waffle House is still a life worth celebrating 

        -Southern Fellow

       At three years old, Krystal caught a snippet of Alan Jackson on the radio...and the rest is history. Country music was in her bones. She followed this love of music to college where she studied Music Therapy at Appalachian State University (home of Eric Church & Luke Combs) and worked as a psychiatric music therapist. While she loved being able to use music to help others, Krystal says that country music "haunted" her and she knew she had to follow that passion, bringing her to Nashville.

       Krystal's sound has been described as 90's country with a bit of folk, blues, soul, and rock. Krystal combines early influences of artists such as Alan Jackson, Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack, & Willie Nelson with modern likes of Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, & Ashley McBryde. When it comes to songwriting, Krystal says "Loretta Lynn is my alter ego."

Krystal has released 6 original singles produced by Mike Loudermilk (previously producing and playing guitar for Crystal Gayle). Over the next year, She will be releasing songs off of her self produced, Debut Album "Pretty Poison" (CD Available Now). The first single from the project, "Red Wine & White Lies" is currently available on all platforms with over 15K streams on Spotify.

 

Krystal has had the honor of performing iconic stages including the Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room Cafe and Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville and tours nationally visiting NC, TN, WI, AL, AZ, MS, & FL in 2023. Additionally Krystal has played several festivals with headliners including Walker Hayes (West Haven Porch Fest), Craig Morgan (Keys To Country), Kristian Bush (Meeting of the Minds) and opened for Beth Neilson Chapman (writer of "This Kiss" by Faith Hill.)

One of Krystals biggest passions is songwriting, "I wanted to be an artist in the true sense of the word. Not only did I want to sing and be on stage, but I wanted to have a voice through writing and producing my own songs." Krystal has had early success in her songwriting career as the 2018 winner of the Hickory Oktoberfest Songwriting Competition, 2019 Old School Songwriting Contest, and a co-writer on cuts from Thomas Kavanagh, Kirstie Kraus, Laura Rabell, Taylor Hughes, and Zach McCabe. "Who Am I Gonna Love" a song released by Thomas Kavanagh and Kirstie Kraus, has been featured on The Ty Bentli show and stations in the UK including BBC Radio. 

Krystal's latest endevour is as the newest voice on Radio Margaritaville on Sirius XM. You can hear Krystal on the air on Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm Eastern Standard Time. 

 

   

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