Join us as we welcome four amazing Nashville singer/songwriters to Lake Orion for a songwriters round!
Country artist/songwriter Kristen Kelly cut her teeth on the music scene in her home state of Texas. Her sound caught the ear of Arista Nashville, who signed Kelly and brought in award-winning producer Tony Brown and Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Overstreet to oversee her major-label debut including the lead off single, “Ex-Old Man” which was her first top 30 billboard charting single. As one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Kristen has spent the last few years writing, recording, playing the Grand Ole Opry all the while touring with acts including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, Gary Allan and more. Her independently released FIRE ep (2015) includes the hits “Kiss By Kiss” and “Fire”. Kristen is currently in the studio now wrapping up her latest project to be released soon.
This Calhoun, Louisiana native packs a powerful double whammy in her diminutive stature as both a singer and a songwriter. Her songs are diverse as well with a repertoire that swings from sweet Southern sass to tender heartache.
She’s also observed Nashville’s vast songwriting community, modeling their techniques and diving headfirst into co-writes with some of Nashville’s biggest hitmakers.
Don’t expect this young lady to sit back on her boot heels any time soon, she has only just embarked on what promises to be a long, successful journey. Follow along with her to see where she will be at as she continues to perform shows all around the U.S.
Jimmy Stanley (Nashville, TN) is an American country music singer/songwriter from Eustis, Florida. He grew up there on rural road CR. 44a. He spent most of his childhood training horses on his parents horse farm. Jimmy attended Florida State University where he began to visualize a path in music, playing small clubs around Tallahassee before making the move to Nashville in 2005. Upon his arrival to Music City he immediately got a job at the world famous BlueBird Cafe where he studied some of the greatest songwriters and learned how a song was crafted. Jimmy has shared the stage with artists such as Sam Hunt, Tony Arata, Ronnie Milsap and more. In 2012 he landed a featured role on ABC’s Nashville which later turned into a speaking role. Shortly thereafter he was cast for the soft scripted reality show called CrazyHearts Nashville on the network A&E. After the first season Jimmy returned to touring and released his debut single “Say You Want Me” on SiriusXM’s The Highway in 2015. His follow-up single, “Like I Stole It” is available now and he’s currently in the studio recording a new project.