Sunbathin in the Nude
Kristy is an entertainer in every sense of the word....and a truly talented musical artist. Her magnetic personality and infectious smile give her an unmatched stage presence, and her vocal ability is superb. It all began in a suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she began entertaining at the age of five. Kristy's mother guided her talents by involving her in pageants, talent competitions, baton twirling, tap, piano, and auditions for movies and TV commercials. As a result, she appeared in commercials and Sears catalogs and performed regularly in a local mall with a cast of singer/dancers called the Mallkateers. As Kristy grew older, she continued to entertain, despite the fact that she lived in many different cities before graduating high school. She accredits changing cities so often as part of the reason she has such an outgoing personality! Kristy graduated high school in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, where she was involved in ensemble, theater, volleyball, cheerleading, and student government. She went on to attend college, but her studies were interrupted by opportunities to entertain. She performed as a singer/dancer at Six Flags Over Georgia, Opryland USA, and then on the Regency Cruise Line. Thereafter, she settled in Nashville. Kristy says the move to Nashville brought her desire to entertain and her lifelong love of music together. She taught herself how to play the guitar, honed her songwriting skills, and began singing and playing at writers' nights. Then she took her show on the road with her band, Kristy Deck & Wild Card, opening for acts such as Alabama and Diamond Rio. Kristy was well received by radio and also appeared on several TV shows. She had the pleasure of traveling overseas to Japan on three occasions to perform full production shows that she produced; and to Belgium and the Netherlands where she performed at various country music events. Along the way, Kristy wrote and produced two CD's of her own. 'Sunbathin' In The Nude', featured here on CD Baby, is a collection of contemporary country songs that reflect an attitude of strength and independence. It's somewhat autobiographical, as Kristy penned 7 of the 9 songs. Kristy's sense of humor shines through in the last cut, 'The Older Men Song', as she unoffensively and flirtatiously points out the flaws of the aging man! (It's also apparent in her cover art, as her title cut really has nothing to do with being 'necked'!) Her rendition of R&B artist Brandy's 'Almost Doesn't Count', is a cut that you'll listen to over and over again. It's also the only ballad included in this collection, so this CD is sure to keep your toe a tappin'. Catchy from the first tune, this CD is a must for any country music fan!