Kree Harrison Biography

Kree Harrison (born May 17, 1990) is an American singer from Woodville, Texas. She is currently a Top 10 finalist on the twelfth season of American Idol.

Early Life

Growing up in Woodville, Texas, Harrison has been performing since she was three years old. At the age of seven, Harrison was chosen to perform on The Rosie O'Donnell Show's “Most Talent Kids” episode. She appeared as a guest on the show four times by the time she was twelve.

The experience found Harrison developing relationships with management companies and record labels. She signed a record deal with Lyric Street Records when she was ten, but disagreed with their vision for her. "They very quickly started talking about a Disney sitcom to launch a pop singing career for me. Suddenly I was singing music that wasn't the sound I wanted to make, which was traditional country." As her first brush with career confusion set in, Harrison received some tragic news. Her father had been killed in a plane crash when she was twelve. That experience led Harrison to return home to Texas and put her music career on hold.

At age fourteen, Harrison returned to Nashville. She signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis at sixteen and began to work on an album when she was once again hit with bad news. Her mother had passed away in a car accident when Harrison was nineteen. Harrison's deal with Chrysalis eventually fell through.

Prior to Idol, Harrison worked as a demo singer.
American Idol

Harrison auditioned in Oklahoma City.

In the semi-finals, Harrison performed "Stronger" by Faith Hill. She was one of the top five females to advance to the finals.
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