KUDOS: to Local Country Gal Kristi Hoopes – She’s Going to be on The Voice Sept. 25th! // Watch For Denver Singer-Songwriter Shayna Goldstein on “The Voice”
Kristi Hoopes – Looks like 13 is my lucky number…?? So honored and blessed to announce that I auditioned for this season of NBC The Voice! Don’t miss the premiere on September 25th to see your hippie chick with twang in action. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you in #KHKountry. Let’s do this! ?? #TheVoice #NBC #IAuditioned #BigNews #countrymusic
[Editor’s note: Kristi competed in the Country Showdown and won several of its shows. She moved to Nashville in 2015 to attend college there. Tune in to The Voice to root for her. She’d make Blake Shelton really proud!]
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Meet Kristi Hoopes – Award-winning Teen Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Kristi will be leaving for Nashville soon as she will be attending Middle Tennessee State University for a Music Business/Recording Industry major along with pursing her dreams of being a country star! The following is from an article written by Willie Pena for the blog site “Teens Wanna Know” .com. Willie interviewed Kristi which give us all a better insight into one of Colorado’s up and coming country stars – and a member of COMBO! Congratulations, Kristi, on all you’ve accomplished and we look forward to hearing more about your adventures in the future. And stick with it, kid – you’ve got a LOT going for you.
Kristi Hoopes is a 17-year-old with a bright future ahead of her. Not only does she maintain a high GPA, but she has also won nearly 40 awards recognizing her prowess as a singer and songwriter.
Now, her dreams of recording in a world-class studio have come true thanks to her recent win of a mobile songwriting contest sponsored by Lyricord, which enabled her to record her debut single “At Least It’s Something” at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee.
We got the chance to ask Kristi a couple of questions about this experience, read the Q & A below the fold…
…but first, here’s just a little more about Kristi:
● Born on Valentines Day
● Competed and won with the CCMA’s (Colorado Country Music Association), which led Kristi to compete in Tennessee and win the international title of Female Entertainer of the Year from NACMAI (North American Country Music Association International) in 2010 and Songwriter of the Year in 2011.
● Won KCRT 92.5’s Country Showdown competition in the Summer of 2014.
Hi Kristi, nice to meet you. First off, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a proud Colorado native from the small town of Parker and I absolutely love it! There’s nothing better than waking up to a purple Rocky Mountain sunrise every morning.
I’m a junior in high school and have held a 4.2 GPA for all three years. Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy school! English has always been one of my favorite subjects. I have an older sister in college, so I’m the baby of the family. I am a total theater geek and have been ever since I played Ebenezer Scrooge in our 2nd grade production of “A Christmas Carol.” No boys wanted to audition for the role, so tada! I got the male lead.
When I’m not penning a new song or playing at a gig, I love to do anything outdoors, especially horseback riding and camping.
You recently recorded your debut single at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville. How did that come about?
While I was enjoying my 3 month summer break, I noticed that a group called Lyricord followed me on Twitter. I checked out their website and saw that they were holding a songwriting competition, and that the winner would be flown out to Nashville to record their winning song. So I downloaded the app, listened to a couple of their country tracks, picked out the one I liked the best, and started writing.
“At Least It’s Something” was inspired by a combination of my failed attempts at love. But when I finished writing the song, I realized that it was more than just a song about love gone wrong. “At Least It’s Something” speaks to anyone who has ever lost somebody they loved, and feeling the pain of trying to hold onto the memories you had with them. To me, it’s an anthem for loss.
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By Willie Pena
Read the rest of the article here [COMBO first published it on 8/25/16]:
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Watch For This Denver Singer-Songwriter on This Season of “The Voice”
This month, NBC’s televised singing competition “The Voice” returns to begin its quest to pluck the next need-to-know entertainer from America’s fertile field of talent.
Of course, like the Hunger Games, the show is much more fun to watch when there’s someone from your neck of the woods in the fight.
Indeed, this year, Denver has a tribute: Singer-songwriter Shayna Goldstein, who performs under the name Shilo Gold, is among the contestants for the 13th season of “The Voice.” Goldstein confirmed she’ll appear in the show’s initial blind audition stage on her Instagram account. To make it to the next round, she’ll have to impress one of this season’s judges: Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus or Jennifer Hudson.
To find out how she fares, keep an eye on the show starting on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. MST, this season’s premiere date.
By Dylan Owens | The Know September 13, 2017
To read the full article, go here:
[Thank you to Alex Teitz, http://www.femmusic.com, for contributing this article.]