Nashville Rock has named “Turn it On, Turn it Up” their 2010 Album of the Year and The Murfreesboro Pulse raves that “Rock is alive and well and can be found in abundance on Kris Bell’s new album”. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Kris began playing guitar at age seven and wrote his first song at thirteen. He grew up playing in the Southern California music scene until 2005 when he made the move to Nashville, TN. There, he was quickly hired as the Lead Guitarist for American Idol star Bo Bice. For the next two years, Kris performed on numerous national TV programs, toured the country, recorded on a major label album and was featured in a number one music video on MTV and VH1.
In 2007, Kris began pursuing a solo career, bringing his “American Rock” style to new fans from Georgia to California and building a dedicated following throughout the country. With his name on the rise, he has shared the stage with some of rock’s greatest acts and current stars including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Hank Williams Jr., and 3 Doors Down. This year, Kris continues moving to new heights with his solo career. He signed a deal with MTV, FOX, and Discovery Network for music placement in over thirty of their current programs and most recently, was awarded “Best Rock Guitarist” at the 2011 Music City Mayhem Awards.
Kris was also nominated in three other categories including Best Male Rock Vocal, Best Rock Song (“Livin’ for Tomorrow”), and Best Live Show. Dream Row Entertainment hails him as “A Genuine Rock Talent” and Nashville Rock has named The Kris Bell Band their “2010 Band of the Year”. Experience the music of Kris Bell and the sound of today’s “New” American Rock Artist. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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