Krista was born in small town, Batavia, New York, studied musical theater in NYC and became a SAG certified stunt woman while living & working in LA. Krista (Singer, Composer and all around Lifestyle Enthusiast and Adrenaline seeker) has called Nashville home since 2003. Since arriving in Music City, Krista has written, recorded and toured all over North America and internationally, first as a solo artist signed to Sony ATV Publishing and Broken Bow Records, followed by a six year stint on the Elektra Records trio THE FARM and then as half of the Reviver Records singer/songwriter duo NEW NORTH. Krista, with her husband Marc founded TGL Farms in Hendersonville Tn. near Nashville in 2017 and are now combining their loves of music, lifestyle and adventure in creative ways with the simple goal to enjoy life's gifts and work to inspire others to do the same. Catch Krista as she hosts nationally syndicated hit tv series THE SONG TV Recorded Live @ TGL Farms Season 4 NOW airing!
MY PERSONAL STORY
Krista Marie was born in the small town of Batavia, New York. Her mother sang opera, (which helps explain Krista's diverse & eclectic musical background) while her late father (who Krista devastatingly lost to colon cancer weeks before her 14th birthday) was a world renowned, classical accordionist & concert pianist. Music & horsepower have always gone hand in hand from 4-H horse shows, to her first motorcycle Krista managed to save enough money and buy at age 15. She also tried her hand at racing mini stock cars, snowmobiles and, eventually, ATV’s.
After studying musical theater in NYC, Krista moved west to L.A. where she earned her membership in the Screen Actors Guild appearing in various film, television and commercial productions. True to her nature, Krista went on to become a stunt woman, while continuing to focus on her songwriting.
Relocating to Nashville in 2003 to pursue music full time, Krista has written and recorded numerous projects and has toured all over North America and internationally, first as a solo artist signed to Sony ATV Publishing and Broken Bow Records, followed by a six year stint on the Elektra Records trio THE FARM.
A pick up truck kinda gal… Dirt & high speed is where KM feels most at home, when not on stage. She co-wrote and performed the official ESPN, NHRA Drag Racing theme song for the 2009 season. In the spring of 2008, Krista had a near fatal crash while racing the ATVA National Motocross Circuit. The incident left her with 11 broken bones, and a lacerated liver, including 4 spinal fractures, 4 broken ribs, collar bone, wrist & femur. Dr.'s were unsure if she would survive or ever walk again but she beat the odds as she approached her extended rehab with sheer determination & perseverance and has fully recovered from the devastating wreck. Still enjoying her throttle time albeit a bit more cautious, Krista rides her Yamaha 450 ATV racer & V-Rod Muscle (Harley-Davidson). Competitive motocross racing has been replaced by horseback riding and training as she balances her time between her music and her love of all things horsepower.
Currently, you can watch Krista hosting the nationally syndicated hit television show, THE SONG TV - Recorded Live @ TGL Farms, now airing & in its fourth season! As host on the show, she has interviewed iconic artists & songwriters such as Darius Rucker, 3 Doors Down, REO Speedwagon, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell, Don McLean, Pat Monahan - TRAIN, Jason Mraz, Stephen Marley, Gretchen Wilson, Melissa Etheridge, Rob Thomas, STYX, Brian McKnight, Sarah McLachlan, Collective Soul & so many more! This season, Krista has also taken on the role of associate producer, set designer, collaborator, drone operator & BTS for the shows social media. "I love being a part of the ENTIRE creative process, and now both being in front of the camera & behind the scenes... "
Visit TheSong.tv for more show info & SUBSCRIBE to THE SONG TV YouTube Channel.
Krista spends a lot of her time doing DIY projects at her family farm in Hendersonville, TN. TGL Farms aka: "The Good Life" Farms, has become a sanctuary to her menagerie of sweet fur & feathered friends, including Champion Friesian Horses ~ imported from Holland, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, an apiary with the help of fellow beekeeper & mentor, John Ratcliff, producing local honey, as well as organic chicken eggs. Krista is a proud supporter & sponsor of 4-H and FFA programs and is a board member of HoneybeeTN.org helping to bring awareness to the next generation of the importance of the honeybee and what it means to our wellbeing & the environment & world we live in. Beech High School students from the local FFA chapter have hives at TGL Farms that they maintain and are able to explore beekeeping and the upkeep & maintenance of the hive throughout the year. Recently, Krista was nominated to serve on the UT Extension Agriculture Committee of Sumner County, where she hopes to establish an even better relationship with the local community and find more ways to help with upcoming 4-H programs they offer at this great institute! Follow @TGLfarms on social media to keep up with Krista's next project!