Kree Harrison

'Next Women of Country' CLASS OF 2016

Early Life

Kree Harrison was born and raised in Woodville, Texas. At three, Harrison asked her pastor if she could sing during church. The request was accepted and after she sang, her pastor commented, "I was expecting Jesus Loves Me, but she belted out El Shaddai by Amy Grant. I knew then this child had a special gift." Over the next several years, Harrison sang for churches, rodeos, weddings and competitions. At eight, she was the opening act for R&B performer Percy Sledge. At nine, she won "Artist of the Year" from Kirbyville Playhouse, and at ten, she sang on The Rosie O'Donnell Show and was invited back on three other occasions.

Musical Career

Harrison scored a development deal with Lyric Street Records at ten, which resulted in her family moving from Woodville to Nashville. After two years with Lyric Street she parted ways with no music being released due to creative differences. Harrison began writing her own songs at the age of fourteen and often found herself in writing sessions with Nashville's hit writers. At sixteen, Harrison landed her first publishing deal with Chrysalis Records. She performed across local venues in Nashville such as the legendary Bluebird Cafe, as well as BMI showcases in Florida, such as the Key West Songwriters Festival and the San Destin Music Festival. She also sang backup vocals on Kacey Musgraves' album, "Same Trailer Different Park", and Eli Young Band's album, "Life At Best".

In 2013 Harrison auditioned in Oklahoma City, OK for American Idol Season 12. She would eventually make it to the final round of the show before being deemed the runner up of the season. Harrison toured with "American Idol Live!" until her contract obligations released her of any further commitment and returned to Nashville, TN to further pursue her writing and solo artist career.

Plaid Flag Music

In February of 2015 Harrison started working with the independent publishing company, Plaid Flag Publishing. The intention was always for her to write in preparation for the recording of her debut record. On September 2nd, 2015 Harrison signed an exclusive recording contract with Plaid Flag Records. Harrison collaborated with many of Nashville's top songwriters and vocalists to perfect her voice and sound for her debut record.  In 2016, she released her first, full-length record, This Old Thing.  She is currently preparing an album release tour, to bring her brand of country music to fans all over the world.



Emily Beekman


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