Born and raised in Northern Mississippi, Kristen Brassel began her love for music at an early age by taking piano, voice and guitar lessons and began writing her first songs. She was spoon-fed country classics like Emmylou Harris and Hank Williams. She used this foundation of country music and soulful surroundings to develop her own sound aligned with her singer-songwriter perspective. Combining influences such as the Dixie Chicks, Michelle Branch, Joni Mitchell, and Shania Twain, Brassel has created a pop/country sound that is sprinkled with clever lyrics and memorable melodies that is delivered with an honest, homespun performance. Within a year Kristen has made significant strides by releasing her first EP titled “Do You Know Kristen Brassel?” and music video “Sway” which received over a 1,000 views within the first week. Along with becoming a well rounded vocalist and songwriter, she continues to perform with a full band and bring her high enegry and fun to the stage. This year she has played at notable Nashville venues such as The Bluebird Cafe, The Tin Roof, Silver Dollar Saloon, and more. "From my website, to my live show, to my songwriting I want people to have fun and experience my music with me. Whether it's a happy summer song like "Sway" or a country ballad such as "Like a Waylon Tune" the most important thing to me is that the audience and I are enjoying the music together."