Once again we have Texas to thank for a fantastically talented female country singer/songwriter, this time it is Kree Harrison who may well be more a more familiar name to our US followers as she was runner up on season 12 of “ American Idol”.
A veteran performer, Kree has been doing paid singing gigs since the age of seven and was already a well known singer/songwriter to many artists and music lovers in Nashville ( she’s lived there since sixth grade ) before her television success. She can include the likes of Kacey Musgraves among her fans and friends, she sang back up vocals on “ Same Trailer, Different Park” and Kacey told MTV news at the time of her American Idol success that “ Kree’s an amazing songwriter in her own right, and she can sing the absolute pants off anything she chooses”.
Following her appearance on the show, Kree released the single “ All Cried Out” which tackled a subject she knew about all too well, overcoming adversity. While she didn’t write this emotional song herself it resonated with her having lost her father when she was just twelve years old in a plane crash and then seven years later suffering the loss of her mother following a car accident. She did, however, put her feelings down herself in the song “ You Would’ve Wanted It That Way” which she co-wrote later that year with Natalie Hemby and Trent Dabbs …such a moving tribute to her parents, with the accompanying video including a series of poignant family photos
Fast forward to the present, and she is currently working on her second album, the follow up to 2016’s “ This Old Thing” and has just released her latest single “ I Love The Lie”, a true heart breaker of a song which was written by Chris and Morgane Stapleton and Liz Rose …..songwriting royalty for sure! Kree says she immediately connected with the song when it got pitched to her. ” I love the melody and the whole vibe of it….I feel like it’s a very relatable song. It Just spoke to me” she said in a recent interview with Wide Open Country
The track is indicative of what we can expect from her forthcoming album, which is heavily influenced by the powerful women she heard on country radio while growing up…artists like The Judds, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks….an album I’m really excited about and which we can expect to be released later this year.
Article written by Lesley Hastings (twitter.com/lesleyhastings)
Keep up to date with Kree at kreeharrisonofficial.com
Download and stream ‘I Love The Lie’ here – http://smarturl.it/2nqt04