“Pure mountain soul with sass & sparkle to spare. Kristi is a star!”
– Larry Cordle
Nashville, TN (May 13, 2022) – (615) Hideaway Records is proud to announce the debut album release by Kristi Stanley titled KRISTI. The album releases today and contains 11 songs written by some of today’s top hit songwriters. “Heartbreak Hill”, the first single from the album, (Billy Droze, Eddie Wilson, Irvan Parker), “40 Miles of Bad Road” (Irene Kelley, Dave Robbins, Van Stephenson), “Diggin’” (Larry Cordle, Larry Shell, R. Howard) and the classic “Angel from Montgomery” (John Prine).
Born and raised in Pikeville, KY, Kristi Ison Stanley was brought up among a rich history of bluegrass and country music, immortalized along the famous Country Music Highway. Heavily influenced by Dolly Parton at a young age lead Kristi on a pathway to recording and performing in front of big crowds, as well as, crossing paths with her husband Ralph Stanley, II and growing the Stanley family with two beautiful children Taylor Stanley and Ralph Stanley, III.
Kristi Stanley describes the new album perfectly;
"This new project embodies all that I love when it comes to music. It’s an eclectic mix that ranges from old school bluegrass to traditional, classic country sounds, with a little bit of soulful folk and rock. As you listen, you'll catch a glimpse of my roots growing up in Eastern Kentucky and hear a snippet of what my music collection sounded like. It’s very special to me because it’s a reminder of where I started out with music as a young girl and an opportunity for me to truly unveil myself as an artist to the world. To me, when my ear hears a good song, it doesn’t matter what the genre is, good music, is just good music. I absolutely love every song on this record and for so many different reasons. I really hope you love them too!"
“I’m so proud of Kristi for her terrific work on this new record! She has really gone deep bringing together the styles she loves, the best elements of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and country. Her voice is a natural fit on these songs she brings it all home for us to enjoy!”
Produced by Steve Wilson and Kristi Stanley, KRISTI is the perfect showcase for Kristi Stanley’s beautiful mountain soul voice and is supported by some of the top Bluegrass musicians today including Andrew Crawford (Acoustic Guitar), Blake Young (Mandolin), Steve Wilson (Banjo), Glen Crain (Resonator Guitar), Deanie Richardson (Fiddle), Michael Branch, (Acoustic Bass), Adam Plott (Percussion), Aaron Bowen (Piano, Organ), Shawn Lane (Harmony Vocals), Gena Britt (Harmony Vocals) and Sarah Logan (Harmony Vocals).
Kristi Stanley is carrying on the family name and tradition of delivering Country Heart and Mountain Soul music that brings enjoyment to listeners who appreciate a variety of music styles that honors the traditional roots laid down by the previous generations and at the same time create a freshness and excitement for today’s listeners.
Recorded by: Steve Wilson Music
Produced by: Steve Wilson & Kristi Stanley
Mixed/Mastered: Steve Wilson
Bonfire Recording Studio
Label: 615 Hideaway Records, Nashville, TN
Publicity: Wilson Pickins Promotions, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Kristi Stanley go to her official website at https://krististanley.com/home.