Kristen Kelly

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Kristen Kelly
Born Lorena, Texas
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels Arista Nashville

Kristen Kelly is an American country music singer from Lorena, Texas. She is signed to Arista Nashville and has released her debut single, "Ex-Old Man". The song is the first from her forthcoming debut album, produced by Tony Brown and Paul Overstreet.[1] Country Universe gave the song a B+, praising the sound as "back-to-basics".[2] It debuted at number 60 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated May 12, 2012.[3]

Kelly has also joined Brad Paisley's 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour.[4]

There has been controversy over her debut single using a riff without permission from New Zealand band OMC's single "How Bizarre", which reached number one in the US in 1997.[5]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Kristen Kelly[6]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[7]
US Country Airplay
[8]
2012 "Ex-Old Man" 30 28 Kristen Kelly
2013 "He Loves to Make Me Cry" 54
2014 "Kiss by Kiss" TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "Ex-Old Man"[9] Anna Mastro
2013 "He Loves to Make Me Cry"[10]
2014 "Kiss by Kiss"[11] Zack Morris

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kristen Kelly". Arista Nashville. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  2. ^ Foster, Ben (2012-05-12). "Country Universe – A Country Music Blog » Single Review: Kristen Kelly, “Ex-Old Man”". Countryuniverse.net. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ May 5, 2012; Written by Edward Morris (2012-05-05). "News : Rascal Flatts' "Banjo" Rings as Week's Top Song". CMT. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ May 4, 2012 (2012-05-04). "News : Brad Paisley Adds Three Newcomers to Tour". CMT. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  5. ^ "How bizarre - is that OMC's guitar riff? (+videos) - Music - NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Kristen Kelly, "Ex-Old Man" Singer, Plans EP". Country Music Television. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kristen Kelly Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kristen Kelly Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kristen Kelly : Ex-Old Man". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "CMT/CMT.com Music Premieres For March 11 – March 17". CableU. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kristen Kelly : Kiss by Kiss". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 22, 2014.