MEET NASHVILLE'S HIPPIE CHICK
Whether you ask Taste of Country, Today In Nashville, or any of the other journalists, bloggers, and radio station jockeys that she has spoken with, there’s one thing they can all agree on – Kristi Hoopes has the “tried and true music that country radio needs.”
With a knack for classic country songwriting and a voice aching with the vintage rasp of songstresses like Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, Kristi's unique hippie sound and style is turning heads. Performing Trisha Yearwood's "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" before 11.9 million viewers, Kristi turned the chairs of Blake Shelton, Adam Levin, and Jennifer Hudson on Season 13 of NBC's The Voice. Though the battle for this "brilliant" young artist was fierce, she was proud to take her place as the last member of Team Blake.
This is not the first time she had caught the attention of industry giants. In August 2016, her YouTube cover of "Different For Girls" was shared by country superstar Dierks Bentley and radio mogul Bob Kingsley.
Born and raised beneath the Rock Mountains of Colorado, Kristi knew she was destined to make a name for herself in Music City after performing Loretta Lynn's version of "These Boots Are Made for Walking" in her 3rd grade talent show. With a notebook full of original songs, a bit of hippie chick sass, and years of experience behind her, she finally made her Nashville debut within the iconic walls of RCA Studio A after winning the Lyricord songwriting contest.
This fall, Kristi launched a successful Indiegogo campaign to make her 70s inspired EP. "I feel so incredibly grateful that the fans who've supported me for years have helped to make my first record a reality. To know you have the support of folks that believe in making old-school country as much as you do is amazing."