Kristyn Harris, of Burleson, Texas, is a multi-award winning singer, songwriter and entertainer known for her western swing spin on original and classic songs of the western lifestyle. She is recognized for her powerful voice, swing rhythm guitar chops, songwriting, yodeling, and energetic stage presence, as well as the passion and authenticity that she puts into each performance.
Kristyn tours across the U.S. and internationally, both as a solo artist as well as fronting various band configurations. Her music is heavily influenced by artists such as Bob Wills, the Sons of the Pioneers, and others of that era, as well as her own ranch life experiences and love for Texas and the West. She also enjoys throwing in classic country favorites and gospel tunes. When she’s not touring, she can be found with her black angus cattle herd or training her newest colt.
She has been named International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year 5 times and IWMA Female Performer of the Year 7 times, and has also recently received recognition for her music from the CMA of Texas and the International Red Carpet Awards in the Netherlands.
She has released three solo albums, the latest of which was named “Outstanding Western Album” by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.
The joy she puts into all her performances is evident and contagious. 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!!”
2023 International Red Carpet Awards Americana Female Original Song of the Year for “Place to Land”
5-time International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)
7-time International Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)
2022 Country Music Association of Texas Cowboy Western Entertainer of the Year
2022 International Red Carpet Awards Female Country Cover Song of the Year for “Cows Around”
2021 National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Awards Wrangler Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album for “A Place to Land”
2019 Academy of Western Artists Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year
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
2015 International Western Music Association Western Album of the Year for “Down the Trail”
2015 Cowtown Society of Western Swing Rising Star of the Year
2013 Academy of Western Artists Western Female Vocalist of the Year
2013 International Western Music Association Cowboy Swing Album of the Year for “Let Me Ride”
2012 International Western Music Association Crescendo Award
2012 International Western Music Association Female Yodeler of the Year
2011 International Western Music Association Janet McBride Yodeling Award