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Biography

Kriz Rogers was born Kristina Lindberg and raised in Stocka, Sweden in northern Europe in a small, coastal village with just under 400 residents. Her major influences in music were the country music songs and artists her dad listened to. His favorites were Hank Williams, Sr., Buck Owens and Charley Pride among other traditional country artists. Her dad taught her to use his vinyl player and gave her permission to play LPs and singles from his collection. Among the first songs that came out of the speakers was "Pan American" by Hank Williams Sr. When she was between 10-12 of age she was bullied in school and that caused her to withdraw to her room in her parents house instead of spending her spare time elsewhere. As a consolation she turned to music: listening to it, writing, playing her guitar and singing. By the age of 13 she had written her first country song and performed at the local school concert, which gave her a sense of regaining her self confidence and people started offering her to play at local and later regional and national venues. When Kriz was 16, she made her debut appearance on national TV in the show "Stjärnskott".

Kriz has produced and released two albums with 17 of her 300+ original songs in the name “Kriztina Åhs & Countryfied”. The albums are called “Kriztinacountry” (EP) and “Roads” (full-length) and they have both been very well received and given great reviews in the magazine Kountry Korral and the online magazine Countrywood and the songs are being played on radio stations all over the world. Her 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.

Some of the venues Kriz has performed at are major country music festivals in Sweden like Duved, Lingbo and Vemdalen and she and her band also were the house band for the American artists Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony and Rip Masters when they visited Sweden in 2008. In September 2008 the national organization Country SM nominated her as one of three for the title Best Traditional Country Music Artist of The Year. Since she moved to the US, she has appeared on Nashville Broadcasting Network TV and on several Nashville Songwriters Nights and Tribute Concerts. One was on a Dallas Frazier radio show and one was a Christmas charity concert arranged by Dottie Snow Tubb and Glenn D. Tubb. She changed her name to Kriz Rogers in 2009 and she now calls Nashville home.

The Nashville record label Colt Records owned by J.K. Coltrain signed her in 2013 and their first release was the single "Memoryville", which is written by the legendary songwriter Glenn D. Tubb who has written the country classics "Two Story House" and "Home Of The Blues". The second single came in 2015: the self penned "Neon Lights And Steel Guitars", which she wrote the music to while L. Ratliff provided the lyrics. Kriz produced the recording with Danny Dunn, who toured playing steel guitar for Charley Pride for many years.

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