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Kris Bell's bold fusion of Hard, Southern, and Alternative Rock genres crafts and "American Rock" sound. Drawing inspiration from timeless rock bands of the past, Bell infuses his music with a distinct, innovative, and electrifying approach that resonates with today's rock enthusiasts.

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Hometown:

Nashville, TN

Genres:

Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Alternative

Booking & Info: Kris Bell

Email:  kris@krisbellmusic.com

Biography:

Kris Bell, a multifaceted guitarist, singer, and songwriter, stands as an award-winning rock artist whose music epitomizes the essence of high-octane rock 'n' roll. With a fusion of dynamic riff-laden hooks and raw, emotive storytelling, Bell's commanding vocals and ferocious jamming deliver an infectious American rock sound that resonates deeply with audiences.

 

In a career marked by accolades, Bell achieved a significant milestone in 2019 when his acclaimed single "The Day & The Dark" earned him a coveted placement on the Official Ballot for the 2020 Grammy Awards in the Best Rock Performance category, recognized by The Recording Academy.

 

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Bell has embarked on nationwide tours with his full band, captivating dedicated rock fans across the country. His magnetic stage presence has graced numerous national TV programs, including appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Regis & Kelly, and MTV's TRL. Bell's musical journey has seen him recording on a Gold record, featuring in chart-topping music videos on MTV and VH1, and sharing stages with renowned acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Hank Williams Jr., and 3 Doors Down. Notably, he joined forces with Two Wolf for electrifying performances on Rock Legends Cruise IV, VIII, and IX.

 

Recipient of the MCMA "Best Rock Guitarist" award three times over, Kris Bell's musical prowess has garnered him recognition as "Band of the Year," "Album of the Year," and "Best Live Show" by Nashville Rock. With a discography that includes a five-song EP and two full-length albums, Bell's music has enjoyed heavy rotation on over 150 radio stations throughout the US. His latest album, "The Day & The Dark," earned critical acclaim, being named "Album of the Year" by Steve O's Music Madness and praised by Boomerocity.com for its mastery of rock elements and captivating melodies.

 

Bell's music offers a visceral journey through life's highs and lows, exploring themes of love, loss, and personal growth through hard-driving rock anthems and heart-wrenching power ballads. With thunderous grooves and massive guitars, Kris Bell's music embodies the spirit of contemporary American rock, inviting listeners to join him on a profound musical odyssey.

 

Experience the electrifying sound of Kris Bell, a true luminary in today's new wave of American rock artists.

Notables:

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

Television Performances:

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

Discography:

"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)

Music:

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Press:

"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

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