Texas-bred musical powerhouse with captivating western flair. Her singing has been praised as “timeless”, “powerful” and “shimmering”, and is complimented on stage by her swing guitar playing, yodeling, songwriting, and energetic stage presence.
Now 23, Kristyn tours across the US and internationally. She started playing and singing when she was 14, drawn to songs of the western lifestyle because of her passion for the land and livestock and her rural raising. When she’s not playing music, she spends time training wild mustangs and trick riding, and has even ventured into the cattle business via her own small herd of black angus (the “Diamond K”). She draws most of her artistic inspiration from these experiences, as well as the vintage melodies and arrangements that cornerstone the western swing genre, plus styles from other songwriters.
Kristyn brings joy and passion to her music. She was named the 2016 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year and is the youngest in history (and the 2nd woman) to receive this honor. She is also the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards Western Swing Female Artist of the Year and named the WMA Female Performer of the Year in 2014 & 2015.
Most recently Kristyn was awarded the 2017 Pro Cowboy Country Artist Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Her latest CD release, “Down the Trail”, has been recognized by both the WMA and PCCAA.
As one venue put it:
"This bundle of energy and talent is 'the rage' on stage from the east coast to the west and if you can stay seated when she finishes her performance you're prob'ly 'bout ready for the grave!!"
2017 Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association Entertainer of the Year
2017 Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association Female Vocalist of the Year
2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards Western Swing Female Artist of the Year
2016 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year
2015 Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year
2015 Western Music Association Western Album of the Year for "Down the Trail"
2014 Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year
2015 Rural Roots Music Commission "Pure Country & Western CD of the Year" for "Down The Trail"
2015 Cowtown Society of Western Swing Rising Star of the Year
2013 Academy of Western Artists Female Performer of the Year
2013 Western Music Association Cowboy Swing Album of the Year for "Let Me Ride"
2012 Western Music Association Crescendo Award
2012 Western Music Association Female Yodeler of the Year
2011 Kamloops, British Columbia Rising Star Award
2011 Western Music Association Janet McBride Yodeling Award