The Lone Star State shines a little brighter as it catches the glimmer and glamour of a talent that is unmistakably Texas gold. Kristi Kalyn is on the pulse of the vigorous melodic vein that flows through the wild and colorful terrain of Texas. She strides into the musical arena like a thoroughbred with her dark flowing mane and mysterious emerald eyes. She's a small town girl with big time ambition.
Kristi was born in Weatherford, TX and grew up in Granbury with her sister DeAnna, raised by their loving parents Darrell & Carolyn Moore. She started tuning her cords by the age of two and has since grown in to a recognized and respected entertainer. But only her closest friends and family know the history this stunning brunette beauty brings to the stage.
She happily remembers her first live airway appearance on KJLM Am Radio in Fort Worth, where she now resides. She was just a toddler setting on her Daddy's knee and they were on-air with guest Leon Rausch of the Bob Wills band, as she piped up with her version of "Roly Poly."
Kristi's Father played guitar and sang in a popular band called "Kountry Kings" and later "Taste of Texas." He didn't push her into music, but was proud that she followed in his footsteps. There was always music in the house, it was a much a part of the daily routine as feeding the dog. Dad would rehearse the band in their home, so Kristi and DeAnna would fall asleep to the sounds of the beating drums. A couple times a week everyone would gather around after supper to sing. In those days the "Country Song Roundup" magazine was like a fun filled family Bible. Dad would sing Elvis songs at Christmas and Mom, Kristi and sis would pretend to be the Jordanairs. A family reunion every June that included camping and music would attract people for miles around to listen. While the other kids would go play, Kristi would sit next to her Dad and Granddad Victor and sing her heart out. Music flowed through the entire Moore family like the Rio Grande through Texas.
The late and famous performer Johnny Duncan was a close friend of the family. Kristi's Dad and Johnny ran the road and worked together frequently. She tried to sneak into the clubs to watch them perform, hoping to get on stage at a tender underage. Duncan performed at her beloved father's funeral, when he passed in 1999.
Though it was time when "country wasn't cool" with the school kids, Kristi was hot on a Texas trail to her country covet. Living the dream with her father, opening for celebrated acts like Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Eddy Raven, Martina McBride, sharing the stage with the "Queen of Country" Kitty Wells, are among the many endless memories instilled in her heart.
As time passed Kristi became a regular performer at Country Opry houses across Texas and Oklahoma. This experience on the road inspired the release of her first album, "New Kind of Cowgirl" recorded in Nashville, TN. The single, "Guess Who's Back in Town" amplified her travel across the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Panama and Europe.
Kristi sang the Anthem at National Rodeos and professional sports events, did casting calls and recorded jingles and demos. Special awards include "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Traditional Band of The Year" at the Terry Awards, "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the Texas Cross-Timbers Country Music Association, and multiple performances at the Will Rogers Auditorium for the Belinski Anniversary Show. Television scoped in on her magnetism with shows like...Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, and Positively Texas.
An array of folks along the trail have created special memories or influenced her music, among them are: George Strait, Faith Hill, Ronnie Milsap, Patsy Cline, Hank Thompson, Marty Robbins, Dixie Chicks, Mark Chesnut, and Eddie Rabbitt. The Living legend radio personality Bill Mack on XM Sirius Satellite has been a supportive friend also, giving an on-air spin and believing in her music. There's a mutual respect between them as he regularly invites Kristi to guest on his show, keeping his large audience tuned into her career.
It's hard to put a brand on her seasoned vocal style, but it's a cocktail of sassy and classy on steroids, with a smooth cool taste of Texas in the mix. The history, the musical influence, the built-in boldness and passion all shine through to complete the polished package.
The past events have all brought Kristi to the present with a new exciting CD project on Wiz Records called "It's Not Over" produced by Ron Stafford at Sounds Great Productions in Fort Worth, TX. It's a blend of originals and cover tunes, which add up to 16 remarkable tracks, including three songs co-written by Kalyn. The first release in 2011 is "We're In This Love Together", original hit by Al Jarreau. The campaign team for this single is Grassroots Promotion in Nashville. Her own publishing company, My 3 Mules Songs, houses Kristi's originals.
She's an outdoor breath of fresh air with a contagious smile, who enjoys fishing, the beach, skiing, and travel, with a flip side that loves shopping, unique clothes, exotic/vintage cowboy boots and bangles that compliment her dazzle.
Her love of God and family, the golden voice, her depth and sincerity are engraved in who whe is. Kristi Kalyn is a talent to remember, and reflects in inner and outer beauty that you won't forget.
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