Lost in the excitement of the American Idol finale madness were a few releases by Idol alums. Season 12 singer Kree Harrison was the first runner-up ever not to be signed to 19 Records. After the summer tour in 2013, Kree returned to Nashville to resume her career as an independent artist.
Now, the country singer and Plaid Flag Music are excited to announce the release of her debut album in mid-2016 with the first single, the title track, “This Old Thing” currently available on iTunes and streaming services.
“After years of living in Nashville, being inspired, learning, trying to figure out my own journey, I’m proud to say, I know now I’ve made the record when and how I was supposed to. I’m so excited to share it with everyone!” Kree said.
Kree has worked with a ton of successful artists, including breakout country star, Kacey Musgraves who added background vocals on Kree’s upcoming record.
The singer signed publishing and recording contracts with Plaid Flag Music in 2015 and immediately began the creative process. In early December 2015, Kree recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville, NC. Harrison worked closely with the Plaid Flag team and writer Benjy Davis to complete the project. Davis teamed up with Jordan Lehning to co-produce the live album.
According to Rolling Stone Country, Kree co-penned nine of the 13 tunes on This Old Thing. Another of the songs on the album is the Harlan Howard classic, “He Called Me Baby.” A hit for female country and R&B greats including Patsy Cline and Candi Staton, it was also cut (as “She Called Me Baby”) by Charlie Rich, Glen Campbell and Eddy Arnold, among several others.
“Kree is a true talent and has one of the top and most anticipated voices in music today,” said T.J. Johnson, Executive Director of Plaid Flag Music. “We are so proud of this album. It captures her voice as is – honest, raw and audibly stunning.”
The track has that warm sound of a live recording. Look at those dudes adding honest-to-god handclaps. The song has the sound of an early Bonnie Raitt record. Good stuff.