K. Houston is a Nashville-based Country/Rockabilly/Americana artist with
five full-length albums and numerous hit singles under her belt. An
occasional long-haul truck driver, she's about as country and
down-to-earth as you can get. She has received recent radio airplay on
WSM, “The Home of the Grand Ole Opry” and is currently on the complete
release of her new album,
Rockin’ Little Angel, an exciting mix of old
and new rockabilly songs, Tracey K. has been in high demand for shows in
the U.S., Canada and Europe. Recently she’s been sharing the stage with
such notable rockabilly greats as Carl Mann (“Mona Lisa”), Rayburn
Anthony, and Harry Fontana. The new album includes a duet with
rockabilly sweetheart, Marti Brom, along with another cut featuring
harmony vocals by velvet-voiced James Intveld. This summer 2011 she is
scheduled to do a two-month rockabilly tour in Europe, including the
Americana Int’l Festival in England, with tour stops in Germany,
Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Sweden.
raised in Western Canada, surrounded by "country music and mountains",
Tracey K. comes by her musical ability naturally.... it runs in the
family. All her relatives played and sang, and she remembers many a jam
session the family would have singing and playing country music from the
'40s through '70s. While growing up in Quesnel, British Columbia, she
"discovered" her mother's record collection of country and rock n' roll
from the 50s and 60s, and was in heaven! Her major musical influences
are Anita Carter and Loretta Lynn, but other favorites include Jean
Shepard, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Hank Williams, Lefty
Frizzell, George Jones and Merle Haggard to mention just a few.
recorded her first demos in 1991 and in 1993 her first single
For Real was released to radio on ATI Records, doing very well in Canada
and reaching #12 on the European charts. In 1995 Tracey K. moved to
Nashville (via Dallas) to further pursue her country music career. Her
first album Falling For You released in 1997 scored a Number One single
of the title track on the Independent charts in the U.S. later that
year, remaining in the Top 20 for eight weeks. CMT Europe and GAC also
picked up the video for this single. In 1998 the New York State Country
Music Association nominated Tracey K. Houston as Most Promising Female
Vocalist of the Year. In May 1999 Tracey K. taped a performance at the
Honky Tonk Heroes Showcase at the Club LaFiesta for the United Nations
peace-keeping forces in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Tracey K. released her
I'm Not the Same Girl (on her Indie label Songbird
Productions) in 2000. All seven singles from the album,
Count Me Out,
Hot Steamy Night in Dixie,
I'm Not The Same Girl,
The Girl In Oklahoma,
The Middle of the Bed,
received chart action worldwide.
Her 2003 single
You Did Everything Right
received worldwide chart action, and her 2004 single
the Bluebirds Sing
(duet with Grand Ole Opry Star, Jim Ed Brown) remained on the Canadian charts for 4
months, while riding high on the European charts. She has won
industry awards including Canadian Recording Artist of
the Year (2000) and Album of the Year (2001) from
The Lonestar State Country Music Association
(Best of Texas Music Awards) in Beaumont, Texas. Tracey K. taped a PBS
one-hour concert TV Special in 2001 entitled
Tracey K's Café which was
aired nationally. In June of that year, she made another TV appearance
on Nashville Video Showcase.
K. Houston has toured extensively throughout Western Canada and the
United States, and in 2004 she toured Europe for the first time. She
has appeared at Fan Fair in Nashville consistently since 1997 to meet
and chat with old and new fans alike. She has opened for David Frizzell,
Razzy Bailey, Jo-el Sonnier, Crystal Gayle and others, but a highlight
for her was opening for The Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells (&
Johnny Wright). She has also guested on the Ernest Tubb Record Shop
Midnight Jamboree live radio show.
This year Tracey K. is touring with her
country and rockabilly show, plus several other shows,
including her production,
Hey Loretta, The Girl From
a tribute in song and story, which she wrote, choreographed,
and produced – dedicated to Loretta Lynn. The accompanying
tribute CD, entitled
Salute To Loretta Lynn
had two singles released from it,
Our Hearts Are Holding Hands,
the latter being a duet with Troy Cook Jr., which went to
Number One on the European CMA charts in January 2008.
Her most recent country album,
Just The Way I Am,
with the title cut as the first single, was released
September 2008. The single went to Number 12 on the
European charts and was added to the “Most Added” Americana
Music Chart in Nashville two months later.
Despite the many awards and
accolades Tracey K. Houston has achieved, she is still the same fun and
personable, charismatic and hard-working lady she has always been.
She credits the early
country music pioneers with changing her life and helping her become the
artist she has become, but Tracey K. Houston has an inner strength and
tenacity that has carried her through it all.
Whenever, or wherever, you
can see her perform, you will be delighted by Tracey K’s warmth, wit and
personality, and of course, her good, traditional country music.
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