NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 25, 2013 – American Idol Season 12 runner-up and budding Country singer Kree Harrison has lived in Nashville for 13 years, so the signer-songwriter is no stranger to the music scene. In fact, along the way, Harrison has made some long-lasting friendships, including with breakout musician Kacey Musgraves, whose debut album Same Trailer Different Park bowed at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums earlier this year.
“We went and hung out one night, me and her and our friend Elice and literally have been inseparable ever since,” Harrison recalls to ABC News Radio, noting her friend told her before they met, “y’all are from the same tribe.”
She continues, “It’s really hard to find good girls that are supportive and not competitive, and she and I are the epitome of that. If you can’t tell, we just support each other so much.”
This year alone, the two singers have supported each other every step of the way. Harrison lent her smooth vocals to Musgraves’ debut set, and the latter was spotted in the studio audience rooting Harrison on during the competition.
“Kree’s an amazing songwriter in her own right, and she can just sing the absolute pants off anything she chooses,” Musgraves says of Harrison. “I want the world to hear her songs.”
Harrison adds, citing her friend’s massive success, “This is happening to such a deserving person, and not only that, but such a humble one. So, I’m excited for her.”
“She’s one of my best friends and I’m so proud of her, and vice versa,” she later told MTV News. “So I’m sure we’ll write for it. … She’s the epitome of class and so good for country to get that out there right now.”
Following her run on FOX’s hit TV show, the 23-year-old recently released her new single “All Cried Out,” an emotional ode about struggles and overcoming adversity. While Harrison didn’t pen the song herself, it certainly speaks to her tragic backstory. At 12 years old, Harrison lost her father in a horrific plane crash. Seven years later, her mother passed away after suffering injuries in a car accident. Earlier this year, she channeled her pain into a song titled “You Would’ve Wanted It That Way,” a co-write with Nashville tunesmiths Natalie Hemby (“Pontoon”) and Trent Dabbs (“Undermine” from ABC’s Nashville).
“Left all the flowers in the living room; shook every hand I didn’t know; stacked all the cards I’ll read to you when I get alone,” she sweetly sings in the first verse. “I made the bed hung your favorite dress, mailed all the letters that you saved, broke the news over every call that you couldn’t make.”
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