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Kristen Kelly is on ‘Fire’ with New EP

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Kristen Kelly has just digitally released her highly anticipated sophomore EP, FIRE. Produced by David Fanning (Parmalee, Thompson Square, Katie Armiger), Kelly co-wrote every track on the EP alongside some of Nashville’s top songwriters. The lead-off single and title track “Fire,” will be hitting country radio in late summer and the entire EP is available via iTunes HERE.

Since her debut onto the country music scene in 2012, Kelly has been busy writing, recording and performing across the country. “I’m fired up to be able to share new music with everyone. I really feel like with this collection of songs I am able to express my softer side, my rebel within, my vulnerability, my passion and my love for life. I hope folks have as much fun listening to these songs as I had on the journey writing, recording and performing them.”

Track listing:
1. “Kiss By Kiss” (Writers: Kristen Kelly, Phil O’Donnell, Wade Kirby)
2. “Renegade” (Writers: Kristen Kelly, Brett Jones)
3. “Getting Over Someone” (Writers: Kristen Kelly, Ben Danaher)
4. “Fire” (Writers: Kristen Kelly, Josh Dorr)
5. “Bad Decisions” (Writers: Kristen Kelly, Michael Hardy, Mason Douglas)
This release follows Kelly’s self-titled 2012 EP, which produced the Top 30 Billboard hit “Ex Old Man.” “Ex Old Man” was met with rave reviews by The New York Times, Billboard, Country Weekly, and many more highly respected media outlets.

Kelly has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and toured with many of Country Music’s biggest names including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Jake Owen and more.

For more information on Kristen Kelly and to view upcoming tour dates, visit

CMT Honors the “Next Woman of Country”

CMT Next Women Of Country

CMT Next Women Of Country

Music Row heavyweights and CMT executives came together today at an event to recognize female artists who are making an indelible impact on country music. CMT announced Big Machine Records artist Danielle Bradbery would be the newest addition to its Next Women of Country franchise, joining 15 other females whom CMT promotes on-air and online throughout the year. The network will grow the franchise to include more than a dozen taped performances with Next Women artists throughout the year, which will air on CMT, CMT Pure and In addition, CMT will highlight Bradbery and Brandy Clark as part of its upcoming LISTEN UP series, a multi-platform franchise that showcases artists on the verge of breaking out.

“Many of country music’s most memorable voices belong to its strong women, and I’m honored to stand behind the rising stars like the talented ladies present today,” said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. “Signed and unsigned, these women are making their careers happen on their own terms, and CMT is proud to introduce them to a new generation of fans through our growing Next Women franchise.”

The small industry crowd was treated to performances by Bradbery (@DBradbery), Ashley Monroe (@ashleymonroe), Holly Williams (@hollywilliams1) and Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina).

Among the guests were several other members of CMT’s Next Women of Country franchise, including Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope), Jana Kramer (@kramergirl), Kacey Musgraves (@KaceyMusgraves), Kelleigh Bannen (@kelleighbannen), Kristen Kelly (@KristenKelly), Lauren Alaina, Angaleena Presley (@guitarleena), Rachel Farley (@rachelfarley), Rose Falcon (@RoseFalcon) and Sarah Darling (@_SarahDarling).

CMT first announced its Next Women of Country initiative in January of this year, a franchise dedicated to showcasing the new generation of signed and unsigned female artists across CMT platforms and at CMT’s current video playlist is nearly half female, with a handful of emerging artists from the Next Women franchise including Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark (@TheBrandyClark) and Holly Williams.

Pictured from L-R: Seated: Rachel Farley, Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery, Ashley Monroe, Holly Williams; Standing: Kacey Musgraves, Jana Kramer, Angaleena Presley, Sarah Darling, Rose Falcon, Kristen Kelly, Sarah Zimmermann (Striking Matches), Cassadee Pope, Kelleigh Bannen

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/WireImage

Kristen Kelly to Help the Chicago White Sox and the Grand Ole Opry Celebrate Country Music

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Kristen Kelly

The Chicago White Sox are planning to serve up some Grand Ole Opry with its baseball as the team hosts “Country Music Night,” presented by Pepsi on Friday, August 9 during a 7:10 p.m. home game against the Minnesota Twins.

The White Sox will be celebrating country music throughout the game in partnership with Chicago’s most listened to country station – US 99.5, and Chicago’s own Joe’s Bar.

Arista Nashville recording artist and frequent Opry guest Kristen Kelly will take the field for a pre-game acoustic set and national anthem performance in front of the Opry’s signature microphone stand. Game activities will include multiple other artist performances and country music giveaways, and a post-game fireworks show is set to be synchronized with video performances recorded live on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

The fun continues following the fireworks with Kelly taking the stage at Joe’s Bar for a full show. All fans 21 and over are set to receive free admission to the performance when showing that day’s game ticket.

Game tickets are specially priced for country music fans along with their family and friends, with lower level tickets starting as low as $10. Fans interested in purchasing tickets should visit and enter the promo code CMN or call (866)-SOX-GAME.

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Grand Ole Opry Adding Wednesday Night Shows To Summer Schedule



Country music fans in Nashville are about to get another night of Opry to enjoy this summer. The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is adding eight weeks of Wednesday night shows to its schedule June 19 – August 7, joining the Opry’s Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday performances on the Opry’s show calendar.

Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in the history of the Grammy® Awards, is set to mark her 20th anniversary as an Opry member on Wednesday, July 3, and CMA award-winning group The Band Perry will visit the Opry the following Wednesday, July 10, playing an extended 30-minute segment.

Among others already scheduled for Wednesday nights this summer are American Idol finalist Janelle Arthur (Opry debut), Larry Gatlin, Kristen Kelly, Dustin Lynch, and Restless Heart (June 19); and Aaron Tippin (June 26).

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 11.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or log on to

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