American Idol tour to be in Houston
Fans of Kree Harrison, runner-up of American Idol’s 12th season, can see their favorite Southeast Texan perform along with other Idol finalists as the tour stops Sunday at Reliant Arena in Houston.
The 30-show concert tour, within a two month span, launched in July and stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami before wrapping in Nashville on August 31. Tickets are on sale now with Ticketmaster.
During the finale show which aired on FOX, when the winner’s name, Candace Glover, was called, Harrison graciously smiled and hugged Glover to congratulate her.
Harrison later told her grandmother, Beverly Mire, of Groves, who attended the show, she was “not at all disappointed” and “loved the whole experience.”
Harrison recently released a single, “All Cried Out” which is available for downloads through iTunes. The song is said to be “climbing the charts.”
Harrison knows first hand about losing parents at a young age. At 12 years old, the future music star lost her father in a terrifying plane crash. Later, in a twist of fate, she lost her mother in a car accident. She channelled all her hurt and energy into this stirring song.
Following the tour Harrison will return to Nashville to start recording an album.
“She is really excited about the tour,” Mire said.
Harrison has formed special friendships with her fellow contestants.
‘She loves where she is now,’ Mire said. “She couldn’t be happier.”
While waiting for the tour to begin, Harrison worked on launching her singing career.
She debuted on the Grand Ole Opry stage June 4 where she was joined by ‘Idol’ judge Keith Urban, and now she can check “perform with Wynonna Judd” off her bucket list as well. The 23-year-old singer joined one of her own musical idols, Wyonna Judd, on stage at a Nashville club. June 5. for a couple of songs.
After the 2013 CMT Music Awards, the two country singers headed over to Nashville’s famed 3rd & Lindsley venue, where they performed a pair Judds classics, ‘Love Is Alive’ and ‘Grandpa,’ together.
Harrison cheerfully told people of her experience, stating Judd was an inspiration to her and always a big influence.
Harrison who lived in Woodville as a young girl, had becoming a star on her mind from the start. Harrison began performing at an early age when she was three years old. As a young girl, she performed at the Jasper Lion’s Club rodeo and area ball parks singing the National Anthem. She also attended Bridge City schools and sang with the Cardinal Singers before eventually making her way to Nashville.
During a recent press conference, Harrison said it is the fast paced lifestyle of being on American Idol which is “difficult” but feels in the end it will all be worth it.
“It’s such a big step in your life to do something like this,” Harrison said.
When asked if it was everything she ever dreamed of, she replied, it is a lot more than she ever thought.
“To be able to do this for the rest of my life would be like living a dream,” she said.
Harrison was 14 years old when she wrote her first song, “Bring Me Sunshine.”
One of her biggest moments on American Idol, according to Harrison, was when she connected to the lyrics of the song, “See You Again.”
Harrison’s genre is typically country music, but has been known to sing songs of different types including blues. Fans have shown the love for her and are sure to follow her lead, no matter where it takes them since she surely is reaching for the stars.
Kree Harrison will be at Reliant Arena in Houston on Sunday as part of the American Idol tour. The 30-show concert tour, within a two month span, launched in July and stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami before wrapping in Nashville on August 31. Tickets are on sale now with Ticketmaster.