Kristi's Poem "Postcard from Random Data off the Internet" in Five [Quarterly]

Kristi's poem, "Postcard from Random Data off the Internet" has been published in the fourth issue of Five [Quarterly]. To read the poem click here.

Kristi's Poem "Fooling Myself" Featured in Nashville Arts Magazine

Kristi's poem, "Fooling Myself" has been published in the October 2010 issue of Nashville Arts Magazine.

Kristi Graduates from the Writer's Loft at MTSU

After completing four semesters of poetry in the Writer's Loft, Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) low-residency creative writing program, Kristi received her certificate on September 17, 2010. During the graduation reception at MTSU's Foundation House, she read a series of 7 poems from a longer composition that she continues to write. Kristi studied under the mentorship of Alvin Knox, published poet and professor at MTSU; Bill Brown whose latest title is The News Inside; and Jeff Hardin who has published in The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, and many more.

Kristi's "No Vacancy" Nominated Best Alternative Album by Just Plain Folks

"No Vacancy" is nominated Best Alternative Album by Just Plain Folks. The Just Plain Folks Music Awards is the largest Music Awards program in the world! Judges screened more than 560,000 songs and 42,000 albums in 90+ genres from over 160 countries to honor the very best works of their members. Judges include industry professionals, peers and music fans and the sole criteria for judging is "Does it move you?" Check out the nominations and check out my photo!

Check out the "The Written Word" on Kristi's new Writing page

Check out the "The Written Word," the new Writing page on Kristi's website. Here you will get a glimpse into her personal notebook of stories, poetry, and musings. Keep checking this page as Kristi continues to write. Enjoy!

Kristi Rush vs. Heather Jacks in the 102.9 Local Buzz Band Battle

Kristi will be competing against Heather Jacks on Sunday, March 2 on 102.9 the Buzz at 9:30pm. Listen to both artists and cast your vote by calling 615-737-1029. Both of these artists were nominated "Best Female Vocalist" and are the two most requested artists of the past month on 102.9 the Buzz in Nashville. So don't miss it!

Kristi Nominated "Best Female Vocalist" in 102.9 Local Buzz Rock Awards

Kristi has been nominated Best Female Vocalist in the 3rd Annual Local Buzz Rock Awards on 102.9 the Buzz in Nashville. Vote for Kristi once every 24 hours until Feb. 15. Kristi is up against Grammy nominated Paramore so make YOUR vote count!
** The voting has now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who voted. Your support is very much appreciated! **

"Little Wave Goodbye" on Music City Unsigned Podcast Sponsored by 96.3 Jack FM

"Little Wave Goodbye" from Kristi's debut album "No Vacancy" has been selected to be part of the Music City Unsigned monthly podcast series sponsored by 96.3 Jack FM. "Little Wave Goodbye" is part of Episode 6 out now.

Robert K. Oermann of Music Row Magazine Recommends "Ghost in the Backseat"

"Raven-haired, ebony mascara-wearing Nashville rocker Kristi Rush will be featured at 9 p.m. Sunday (7/22) on the "Local Buzz" show on 102.9. She'll chat and play tunes from her debut "No Vacancy" CD. The playlist no doubt will include this femme-metal grinder which is already being programmed by the station. Recommended." - Review of "Ghost in the Backseat" from "No Vacancy", by Robert K. Oermann of Music Row Magazine.

Kristi will be a Guest on 102.9 the Local Buzz, Sunday July 22, 9pm CST

Listen to songs from Kristi's debut album "No Vacancy" as well as Kristi being interviewed on the air on 102.9 the Local Buzz show on Sunday, July 22 from 9pm to midnight CST. Kristi will be featured in the 9pm hour. So tune in and check it out and keep those requests coming by calling 615-737-1029.

"Ghost in the Backseat" is Featured on 102.9 the Buzz

Kristi's song "Ghost in the Backseat" from her debut album "No Vacancy" was played on 102.9 the Local Buzz which aired Sunday, July 1 from 9pm - midnight CST. Request "Ghost in the Backseat" or any other song from "No Vacancy" every Sunday night on the Buzz by calling 615-737-1029.

Kristi Rush is featured on XM Satellite Radio - Thursday, June 7, 9pm CST

Check out Kristi's song "Ghost in the Backseat" from her debut album "No Vacancy" at 9pm CST/10pm ET on XM Satellite Radio Channel 43. "Ghost in the Backseat" will be featured on the XM Radar Report, which is a special feature highlighting the most notable bands each week.
 
Listen online with a FREE ACCOUNT for 14 days. Go to xmro.xmradio.com and use the code: XMB4MD.
 
Listen to "Ghost in the Backseat" again when the Radar Report encores every Friday at 1pm CST/2pm ET and every Saturday at 8am CST/9am ET. The show airs on: XMU, XM RADIO Channel 43, XM RADIO Online, Direct TV Channel 831 and on AOL.

"No Vacancy" is an Editor's Pick on CDBaby.com

The Editors at CDBaby.com have chosen "No Vacancy" as an "Editor's Pick" in the Adult Alternative Pop/Rock category on CDBaby.

Kristi Rush is an Exclusive Artist on Awarestore.com

Kristi Rush is an Exclusive Artist on Awarestore.com. You can purchase her album "No Vacancy" through Awarestore.com. You can purchase other exclusive artists music on Awarestore such as Liz Phair, Toby Lightman, Citizen Cope, and Charlie Dodrill.

Kristi Rush's Debut Album "No Vacancy" is Officially Released

"No Vacancy" has officially been released on Kristi's own label, SpiritCore Records. You can purchase it directly through the store on this website powered by Awarestore.com. You can also buy it at iTunes, CDBaby.com, and many other digital music sites.

License Kristi Rush Music at Pump Audio Now

Click here to license Kristi Rush music for your next film or television project through Pump Audio. Pump Audio represents the best independent music from around the world, for licensing to advertising, television, film and web clients. Pump Audio works with thousands of creative professionals from MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and the History Channel, to some of the top ad agencies in the world.

Kristi Rush is Recording her Debut Album

Kristi is currently in the studio recording her first full-length album. She is working with an amazing rock producer in Nashville on the project. Stay tuned for updates and keep checking Kristi’s journal for more insight on the record.

Kristi Rush Performed for the Happy Tales Humane Benefit Sponsored by Lightning 100

Kristi performed at the Factory in Franklin at the Wednesday Night Wag benefiting Happy Tales Humane, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of animals in Middle Tennessee by rescuing, caring for, and finding adoptive homes for unwanted pets. The no-kill shelter has teamed up with The Feline Fetish, Stoveworks Restaurant, Lightning 100 and The Factory to offer live music, art, food and drinks as a fundraiser to aid their furry friends.

"Calling" off the Kristi Rush EP Featured on WRLT Lightning 100 Local Lightning Spotlight

"Calling" will be played Monday through Friday on Lightning 100 April 10-14 at 2:40pm each day! Then it will spin again on the Local Lightning Rewind on Sunday, April 16 at 8:35pm. Support Kristi and request the song by calling 615-777-5100, or e-mail your request from the Lightning 100 website (click "Interactive" in the site).

"Forever Alone" off the Kristi Rush EP is Finalist in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest. Songs are submitted in any one of 12 categories. A grand prize winner and 3 finalists are chosen from each category. Judges included Robin Gibb (Bee Gees), Matt Pinfield (Sony VP of A&R/former MTV VJ), songwriter Jesse Harris (Norah Jones) and more. The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon who said "I hope this Contest will encourage, inspire and help the songwriters of the world to share their dreams with us." JLSC Winners »

Kristi Performed at 12th & Porter - Wilder Side of Nashville!

Kristi performed in the Wilder Side of Nashville show at 12th & Porter on Tuesday, December 6 at 8:30pm. The lineup included: Finger Orchestra w/ Johnny Rabb, Kristi Rush, Cori Najarian, Scat Springs, Jay Speight, David Berkley, Carey Ott, and Annelise LeCheminant. Listen to the Lightning 100 commercial.

Kristi Featured on WRLT Lightning 100 Radio Again!

Kristi's song "Calling" off of her EP was featured on the Local Lightning Spotlight on WRLT Lightning 100 on Friday, November 18th at 2:40pm and 8:40pm. Support Kristi and request the song by calling 615-777-5100, or e-mail your request from the Lightning 100 website (click "Talk" in the site).

"Calling" was the Pop "Track of the Day" at Garageband.com August 1

As a result of some very enthusiastic reviews from GarageBand.com members, "Calling" was the Track of the Day in the Pop category on GarageBand.com on Monday, August 1.

"Calling" was the Pop/Rock "Track of the Day" at Garageband.com July 20

As a result of some very enthusiastic reviews from GarageBand.com members, "Calling" was the Track of the Day in the Pop/Rock category on GarageBand.com on July 20.

Kristi's Songs Featured on Radio Free Nashville WRFN 98.9

Songs off of the Kristi Rush EP have been featured on Cole Wakefield's program "Christian Dissent" on WRFN 98.9 Radio Free Nashville on Sunday mornings.

Kristi Performed at the BMI Acoustic Roundup

BMI invited Kristi to perform at the BMI Acoustic Roundup in Nashville at the Sutler on July 14. She performed in a lineup inlcuding Lindsay Wells and Elle3.

Kristi Featured on WRLT Lightning 100 Radio Again!

Kristi's song "Calling" off of her EP was featured on the Local Lightning Spotlight on WRLT Lightning 100 on Thursday, July 14th at 2:40pm and 8:40pm. Support Kristi and request the song by calling 615-777-5100, or e-mail your request from the Lightning 100 website (click "Talk" in the site).

Kristi Featured in Nashville City Paper!

Kristi was interviewed for Will Ayer's "Heard Around Town" column in the Nashville City Paper. Read the article.

Kristi Featured on WRLT Lightning 100 Radio!

Kristi's song "Calling" off of her EP was featured on the Local Lightning Spotlight on WRLT Lightning 100 on Friday, June 17th at 2:40pm and 8:40pm. Support Kristi and request the song by calling 615-777-5100, or e-mail your request from the Lightning 100 website (click "Talk" in the site).

Kristi's CD Released on iTunes!

You can now buy the Kristi Rush EP on iTunes in the USA, Canada, UK and Europe! Click on iTunes to buy the CD or individual songs.

Kristi's CD in Nashville Stores!

You can now buy the Kristi Rush EP in Nashville Stores including Tower Records, Borders, Davis Kidd, Grimey's, Cat's Music (Nashville, Cool Springs, and Murfreesboro stores).

Kristi Receives Awesome Review for "Calling" in Music Row Magazine!

Kristi is an indie pop-rocker in Tune Town. The songwriting here is first-rate, as is the meaty slashing guitar work by co-producer Rutledge. Her singing is at its best when she's harmonizing with herself on the soaring choruses - Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine.

Kristi Becomes a Regular at Kazu

You can now see the Kristi Rush show regularly at Kazu. Kazu is a fusion restaurant/bar in Cummins Station (209 10th Ave. South, 248-2550).

Kristi's EP Released on CD Baby and TowerRecords.com

You can now buy the Kristi Rush EP at CD Baby or at www.TowerRecords.com

Kristi Performs in the Songwriters Guild (SGA) Writers Showcase at the Bluebird Cafe

Kristi performed in the SGA Writers Showcase at the Bluebird Cafe February 23 at 6:30pm with Herb Ford (traditional country artist/writer), Michael Logan (rock artist/writer), and Jon Robbin (who wrote "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out" with Chris Cagle).

Kristi Selected to Participate in the 2004 ASCAP Pop Songwriters Workshop

Kristi has been selected to participate in the 2004 ASCAP Pop Songwriters Workshop lead by Dennis Matkosky during October.

Kristi Receives Honorable Mentions in Billboard World Song Contest

Kristi and co-writer, Len Scott, receive honorable mentions in the Billboard World Song Contest for "One-Way Ticket" and "Kaleidoscope Eyes."

Kristi Performs at "Hot on the Row" presented by ASCAP & American Songwriter Magazine

Kristi performed at "Hot on the Row" presented by ASCAP and American Songwriter Magazine. Byron Hill, writer with Universal Music Publishing and VP of NSAI, hosted the event at Dan McGuiness Monday, October 4th, at 6pm.

Kristi Sings National Anthem for Nashville Sounds

Kristi performed the National Anthem for the Nashville Sounds on Thursday, August 26 to a crowd of over 5,000 fans. The game was a success as the Sounds beat the New Orleans Zephyrs 6-5.

Kristi Live on Charlie Chase Morning Show

Kristi performed live on the Charlie Chase Morning Show Tuesday, April 27 on WZTV Fox 17, between 6 and 7am. She represented the Songwriters Guild of America to publicize the Vocal Performance Workshop that evening. Vocal Consultant, Kim Wood Sandusky lead the workshop and appeared on the segment. Herb Ford accompanied Kristi's performance on guitar.

Kristi Performed at SGA Songwriters Show

Kristi was selected to perform in the SGA (Songwriters Guild of America) Songwriters Show at the Bluebird Cafe on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30pm. She performed in the round with pro-writers Casey Kelly, Wood Newton, and Todd Cerney. more »

Kristi Places in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Kristi and co-writer, Len Scott, place runner-up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with "Kaleidoscope Eyes."

Kristi Places in Nashville Song Search

Kristi and co-writer, Len Scott, receive honorable mention in the Nashville Song Search contest with "Kaleidoscope Eyes."