Kris Bell's bold mix of Hard, Southern, and Alternative Rock creates and "American Rock" sound with a sweet blend of inspiration from timeless rock bands of the past and a distinct, innovative, and electrifying approach to today's Rock music.
Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Alternative
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Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Kris Bell is an award winning Rock Artist who’s brand of High-Octane Rock & Roll fuses dynamic riff laden hooks and raw, emotional storytelling with commanding vocals and ferocious jamming, creating an infectious American Rock sound.
In 2019, Kris Bell achieved a career milestone and was placed on the Official Ballot for The 2020 Grammy Awards by The Recording Academy for Best Rock Performance for his acclaimed single "The Day & The Dark".
Rooted in Nashville, TN, Kris has been touring the country with a full band, bringing his music to dedicated Rock fans everywhere. He has performed on numerous national TV programs such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Regis & Kelly, and MTV’s TRL. He has also recorded on a Gold record, appeared in a number one music video on MTV and VH1, and performed with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Hank Williams Jr., 3 Doors Down, and most recently, with Two Wolf on the Rock Legends Cruise IV, VIII, and IX.
Kris has been awarded the MCMA “Best Rock Guitarist” three times and was also named “Band of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, and “Best Live Show” by Nashville Rock. He has released a five song EP and two full length albums to date. “Turn it On, Turn it Up”, attained heavy rotation on over 150 radio stations throughout the US while also securing licensing to MTV, FOX, and The Discovery Networks for music placement in over thirty programs.
His latest, “The Day & The Dark” was named “Album of the Year” by Steve O’s Music Madness and Boomerocity.com raves, “In The Day & The Dark,
Kris Bell gets it. He gets Rock. He gets tone. He gets lyrical hooks. He gets melody. He gets what it takes to grab the listener by the ears and not let go until they're rockin' right along with him, making them, and us, fans for life. Kris Bell is the real deal!”
With hard-driving Rock anthems, and heart-wrenching power ballads, Kris Bell’s music is pure American Rock wrapped in thunderous grooves and massive guitars, and is a profound journey through life, love, and the lessons we learn along the way.
Experience the music of Kris Bell, and the sound of today’s American Rock Artist.
Grammy Nominated "Best Rock Performance" 2019
Awarded “Best Rock Guitarist” at the 2014, 2013,
and 2011 Music City Mayhem Awards
Licensed music to MTV, FOX, and The Discovery
Network for use in over thirty TV programs.
Named Nashville Rock’s 2010 Band of the Year
Named Nashville Rock’s 2010 Album of the Year
Nominated for Five Music City Mayhem Awards:
Best Male Rock Vocal, Best Live Show, Best Rock Guitar, Best Rock Song - ”Livin’ for Tomorrow”
Best Rock Song - "Hereafter"
Nominated “Best Rock Band” - 2014 Nashville Independent Music Awards
'The Day & The Dark' named 2015 Album of the Year by Steve O's Music Madness Podcast
Opened for many National Acts including:
Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Monsters of Southern Rock, Shooter Jennings, Saliva, Tantric, and Trapt
Decades Rock Live with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., 3 Doors Down , & Bo Bice - VH1
Jimmy Kimmel Live - ABC
Live with Regis & Kelly - ABC
The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson - CBS
Total Request Live - MTV
‘In The Moment’ - CMT
CD USA - Direct TV
Hi Jinks - Nickelodeon
“The Real Thing” (Music Video) MTV, VH1, Fuse
Live @ 9 Morning Show - WREG-Memphis, TN
San Antonio Mornings - KSAT-San Antonio, TX
Graffiti Bar Commercial - Comcast-Nashville, TN
Today in Nashville - WSMV-Nashville, TN
"The Day & The Dark" Expanded Edition (BHR 2019)
“The Day & The Dark” - Kris Bell (BHR 2015)
“Turn it On, Turn it Up” - Kris Bell (BHR 2010)
“American Rock”- Kris Bell (BHR 2008)
"Decades Rock Live with Lynyrd Skynyrd" - VH1 2006) “The Real Thing”- Bo Bice (RCA 2005)
"Kris Bell is the REAL THING, there’s nothing more to say..."
Cathy Lemmon - Artist Development Network
“Kris Bell showed he is no lightweight in the guitar division as he stood next to Rossington and Evans of Lynyrd Skynyrd and looked and sounded as if he'd been playing with that band his entire life...”
Lea Sylvester - Tuned-in Music Magazine
"Playing American Rock is second nature to Nashville's Kris Bell. Kris never disappoints when he's up on stage playing his brand of modernized Southern Rock".
Brad Flynn - Selective Memory Magazine
"Bell's pounding rhythms and leads are intense and breathtaking! He just lets it all out when he hits the bridge into his lead, arching his back and standing on his toes, with his guitar pointing to the sky.”
Bernard Bauer - Music Connection Magazine
"Forged from the fires of true Southern Rock, Kris Bell performs with white hot intensity unlike anything you have ever seen."
Bonnie Neves - Dungeon Promotions
Kris Bell will be one of the next big things to come out of Nashville."
Tony Stone - Radio Personality/The Local Buzz Host, WBUZ-FM 102.9
"Kris Bell is pure American Rock ʻn Roll. You're guaranteed an amazing, electrifying show every time he and his band hit the stage."
Courtney Matthews - Music Director/Afternoon Drive Host, WZZP-FM Z97.5
“One of the best straight up Rock 'n Roll albums of 2015! 'The Day & The Dark' is a solid album from start to finish. Every song has a meaning for us living an everyday life.”
Steve Minton - Steve O’s Music Madness
“In "the Day & the Dark", Kris Bell gets it. He gets Rock, tone, lyrical hooks, and melody. He gets what it takes to grab the listener by the ears and not let go until they're rockin' right along with him, making them, and us, fans for Life.
Kris Bell is the real deal!”
Randy Patterson - Boomerocity.com
“Bell has all the right moves onstage, commanding the audience’s attention and rewarding his onlookers with vocal anthems and solos which move to the fore, yet coalesce ever so well with the whole of the song. A combination of contemporary rock and Southern twang, Bell reinforced his credentials as a genuine Rock talent.” Zach Watson - Dream Row Entertainment
Rock is alive and well and can be found in abundance on Kris Bell’s new album, Turn It On, Turn It Up...Starting things off with the amps cranked up is “Livin’ for Tomorrow,” which sets the tone for the rest of the album. From this moment on, listeners are given ample warning to expect plenty of catchy hooks, sing-a-long choruses and copious guitar solos. Throughout the record, Bell mixes modern, alternative and Southern rock to create his own American rock style.
Eric Allen - The Murfreesboro, Pulse