From: TN, United States

Genre:
Country, Americana, Classic Country

Kriz Rogers was born on the east coast of Sweden, Europe, in a small fishing village by the sea, but relocated to Tennessee in 2009 by the calling of her then to be husband Chase and now she is working and living in Nashville.


As a little girl, Kriz grew up listening to her dad's vinyls and mix tape cassettes containing all the country music greats and classics like for instance "Kaw-Liga" by Charley Pride, "Together Again" by Buck Owens and also Emmylou Harris’s version, "Are You Lonesome Tonight" by Elvis Presley, "Tennessee Waltz" by Alma Cogan, “She Thinks I Still Care" by George Jones, "Ring Of Fire" by Johnny Cash and "Pan American" by Hank Williams Sr.


She started singing in church in the Sunday School's Children's Choir at the age of 5 and later when she had learned to play the guitar, she performed at functions and events around the region of Halsingland, Sweden. As her audience and reach grew, she started performing at major country music festivals like Duved, Lingbo, Furuvik's Scandinavian Country Music Festival, Vemdalen and Kristianstad and she and her band also was a backing band for the American artists Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony and Rip Masters when they visited Sweden in 2008. In September 2008 she was one of three nominees for the Swedish National Title of Traditional Country Music Artist of the Year. In the United States, she has performed at venues like Picks, The Listening Room, Caffeine Addicts, The Bluebird Cafe and Commodore Grille and has had the honor of being on the line up with Glenn D. Tubb, Dottie Snow, David Ball, Marty Raybon, Karen Wheeler, Jim Parker, Jimmy Payne, Jerry Foster and Dallas Frazier.


Kriz Rogers has two releases on the Colt Records, Nashville label and their first one is the single "Memoryville" written by the legendary songwriter Glenn D. Tubb who also wrote "Home Of The Blues" and "Skip A Rope".

Also on Colt Records is the single "Neon Lights And Steel Guitars" (L.Ratliff/K.Rogers) which Kriz produced together with Danny Dunn, who for many years toured playing steel guitar for Charley Pride.


In her own, very distinctive style she produced and released two albums with 17 of her 300+ original songs in the name “Kriztina Åhs & Countryfied”. The albums are called “Kriztinacountry” and “Roads” and both have been very well received and given great reviews in Sweden and Europe, for example in the magazines Kountry Korral and Ginza, the online publication Countrywood and the songs are being played on radio stations all over the world. The song “Singing My Blues Away” reached #15 on European Country Music Association's chart 2009 and #1 on the Swedish Närradiolistan on Folkradion and the song “Roads” was on the Scandinavian distributed Mr. Music’s release 1-2009.



Kriz Rogers is a writer member with BMI, a publisher member with ASCAP and a NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) member. Her writing skills have been recognized by NSAI as they have marked her as "One To Watch".