Kristy Jackson

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Kristy Jackson
Background information
Born (1955-08-31) August 31, 1955 (age 62)
Origin Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
Genres Folk rock, Indie pop, Country, Blues
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, music publisher
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels Fever Pitch Music
Associated acts Astro Joey & The Cosmic Rays
Website kristyjackson.com

Kristy Jackson is an American singer/songwriter, record label owner, and a member of the BMI millionaire's club.

Career[edit]

Jackson has released five albums since 2000.[1]

In 2001, she released the song "Little Did She Know (She Kissed A Hero)", which became the #1 most requested song among New York radio stations and elsewhere after 9/11. It also raised over $30,000 for 9/11 charities.[citation needed] In 1992, she wrote Take It Back, which was recorded by Grammy winning country music artist Reba McEntire. It was the first single from her album, It's Your Call, and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 1993.[2]

She has released five albums since 2000. Her music is also used in film and TV, notably by Disney, Endemol Productions and Universal Pictures.[1]

In 2008 "Little Did She Know" was rereleased by Grammy winning artist Patti Page.[citation needed]

Publishing[edit]

In 2001, Jackson founded Fever Pitch Music, based in Greensboro, NC.

Triad Musicians Matter[edit]

In 2010, Kristy created Triad Musicians Matter, a 501c3 non-profit corporation created to provide Triad North Carolina musicians and their families financial support when facing hardship.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • "Blue Shades" (2000)
  • "Little Did She Know (She'd Kissed A Hero)" (2001)
  • "Body & Soul" (2002)
  • "Best Seat in the House" (2006)
  • "Skinny White Girls EP" (2010)

Other work[edit]

Year Album Artist Credit
1992 It's Your Call Reba McEntire Composer
1991 Sign of the Times Gail Swanson Co-Producer
2001 Little Did She Know (She'd Kissed a Hero) Kristy Jackson Composer, Primary Artist
2001 Endless Possibilities Georgia Middleman Composer
2001 Greatest Hits Volume III – I'm A Survivor Reba McEntire Composer
2008 50 Greatest HIts Reba McEntire Composer
2008 Best Country Songs Patti Page Composer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kirsty Jackson". Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, February 23, 1993". Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Triad Musicians Matter". Retrieved March 15, 2015.