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Kree Harrison        

Singer and Musician; Runner-Up on the Season 12 of "American Idol"

Kree Harrison has been singing since as long as she can remember. Growing up in Woodville, TX, 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 the Nashville writing scene 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. 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," and Keith Urban was seen shaking the goosebumps from his arms and saying her voice was "flawless." 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 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 the 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. She even fulfilled a request by one of her idols, Wynonna Judd to join her onstage for two songs.

In February of 2015 Harrison started working independent music company, Plaid Flag Music, in preparation for her debut record to be released in early 2016. Harrison is collaborating with many of Nashville’s top songwriters and vocalists to bring her voice to the forefront of country music fans all over the world. On September 2nd, 2015 Harrison signed an exclusive recording contract with Plaid Flag Music with plans for a single to be released in 2016.

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CMT : News : American Idol's Kree Harrison Is Moving Forward

If you think you may have missed Kree Harrison's initial American Idol audition, ... Encouraged by her sister Lacey to audition, Harrison admittedly chose a song ...

'American Idol' Runner-Up Kree Harrison: 'It Doesn't Matter Where ...

American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison opens up to MTV News her post-'Idol' plans and why she'll never ever Google herself.

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