Kris Nelson is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Jasper, Alabama. His music spans the genres of Country, Americana, Folk, and Blues. Kris is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the International Singer-Songwriters Association (ISSA) and Broadcast Music Inc (BMI). At an early age Kris discovered a passion for music. At 8 years old he received his first guitar. "I would literally stand in front of the mirror with my Paradise Acoustic Guitar and reenact scenes from the George Strait movie PURE COUNTRY or EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS. IT WAS RIDICULOUS!" says Kris while laughing. At such a young age Kris had no idea of the musical journey that he would one day embark on. After graduating from Walker High School in 2006, Kris enlisted into the military. He eventually moved to Detroit, Michigan where he resided for 10 years working as a Firefighter / Medic. It was during this time that Kris rediscovered his love of playing music and songwriting. "I took a break from music for a few years and kinda rediscovered myself. I battled dark depression for a long time, but there was just something about being up in MOTOWN that tends to draw the music out of you. It was spiritual and therapeutic. The voices of the legends who came before us, echo just as loudly as the day they cut a record at Hitsville, USA. You can't drive around Detroit and not feel the musical history of that City" says Kris. Having since returned to residence in the South, Kris spends most of his time in Nashville networking with other songwriters in the music industry and performing live at local Music City haunts.
In the Spring of 2022 Kris was signed by producer Kelly Morris of Morris Morton Music Group to a recording contract on the independent label Delta Sky Records. Since then, he has spent the past several months writing and composing his first ever EP Album. Kris recently spent time at Gat3 Midsouth Recording Studio in Gadsden, Alabama tracking the first few songs of his album. "I'm really happy with the outcome so far, and I can't wait to finally release the first single. If all goes well, you can expect the full album release by Spring 2023" says Kris with a big smile!
When you listen to Kris and his music, it's not hard to see where his influences stem from. He has a unique tone that's steady like a train and sharp like a razor. If you listen closely, you might even hear a haunting resemblance to CASH and HANK lingering somewhere between the chords. Be sure to keep an eye out for his upcoming singles and first ever EP.
"I want to personally say THANK YOU to all of my friends, family and fans for supporting me on this new musical journey. None of this would ever be possible without you! Most importantly, I give thanks to GOD for blessing me with the talent and ability to make music and for placing the right people in my path. I will never take any of it for granted..." ~KRIS~