Kree Harrison has been singing since as long as she can remember. Growing up in Woodville Texas, Kree was inspired by her parents musical tastes of The Beatles, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, The Judds and Otis Redding. She appeared on The Rosie O’Donnell Show at 10 years old, and signed her first record deal with Lyric Street Records soon after that.
She quickly moved to Nashville and began growing her roots in music city. Over the next 13 years, Kree has worked her way in Nashville writing with some of the top writers in the business, singing demos and backups for various signed artists, and performing whenever and wherever she could.
Making herself a household name in the city, tragedy struck Kree twice when she lost her father in a plane crash and her mother in a car accident both by the time she was 19 years old. Sticking close to her family and friends, Kree continued with her dream and was urged by her sister to audition for American Idol in 2012. She wowed fans and the judges during the season with her effortless vocals, moving song choices and calm demeanor. Randy Jackson said she was “amazing”, Keith Urban was seen shaking the goose bumps from his arms and saying her voice was “flawless” and she even brought Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to tears. It was no surprise that Kree ended up in the final two of the show.
With Music City rooting for their girl, Kree exited the show as the runner up, but it only continued from there. Kree was shortly booked for a side stage performance slot at the CMT Awards where she sang her finale single, ‘All Cried Out.’ Along with CMT, she also fulfilled her lifelong dream of performing on the Grand Ole Opry stage where Keith Urban introduced her to stage and then joined her for one of her songs. During the CMA Festival, Kree also made numerous appearances at the CMT Autograph signing, the CMT Fan Social Event, sang the national anthem at the City of Hope Celebrity Softball game and played on Team Opry, and even fulfilled a request by one of her Idols, Wynonna Judd to join her onstage for 2 songs.
Kree is currently on the American Idol Live tour for 30 dates wrapping up on August 31st in Nashville TN. She is also currently working on her album.