Songwriter and recording artist Krysta Scoggins is well on the way to making 2014 a banner year in her career. Kicking things off by securing a signing deal with OnRamp/EMI in their head office located in Nashville, TN; recording a fresh new album with Music Row producer Scott Baggett (Alison Krauss, John Waite, Jason McCoy) and filming the video for the first single release in LA with acclaimed video director Warren Sonoda.
Armed with an amazing voice, phenomenal songwriting skills and undeniable charisma, Canadian country star Krysta Scoggins is an upbeat powerhouse of musical talent! Her sophomore album, Shine was released on March 12th, 2013; and Krysta is elated to see the vision come to light. “I am so proud of this album!” Krysta says. “Every song has captured a piece of my heart to share. It’s a labour of love that is reflective of my musical journey.”
Shine features songs that Krysta co-wrote with such leading songwriters as Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jason McCoy, Patricia Conroy, Britton Cameron, and Danick Dupelle of Emerson Drive. The lead single, “I’ll Carry You,” co-written by Krysta, Conroy and Cameron, was May 1st, 2012 alongside a stand-out video shot on location in Los Angeles by award-winning Canadian director Warren Sonoda. The follow-up is the single “Home”, with it’s accompanying video starring Krysta’s daughter, Shelby, and was released on March 5th, 2013.
Born & raised in Alberta, Krysta was deep into music from the very beginning. Residing in Fort Saskatchewan and later in Manville, she was working on guitar and piano skills by age 5, started song writing at 13 and performing for large crowds shortly thereafter. Krysta headed to the University of Alberta majoring in music education but she could not stay away from live performance and this led to opening slots for Trace Adkins, Emerson Drive, Tricia Yearwood, Paul Brandt, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jason McCoy, Johnny Reid, George Canyon, and many more.
During her career, this petite and sassy Albertan beauty has become renowned for her high-octane, kick ass performances. Producer Scott Baggett describes the first time he flew to Canada to see Krysta perform; “She was like nitro-glycerine set to music. She worked that stage like a seasoned veteran and had the crowd on her side very quickly. Her energy, stage presence and dynamic vocals knocked everyone’s socks off!”
In a very short time Krysta has built an impressive list of achievements, performing all over the world; Showcasing for the Canadian Country Music Association; performing at the Big Valley Jamboree, Calgary Stampede and Tootsies Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee and travelling to Israel and Egypt to perform for our Canadian Military and United Nation troops.
Krysta’s debut album It’s Up To Me, produced by Craig White (Shania Twain, Hank Williams Jr.) tipped off radio programmers that she had arrived as a recording artist. The album received standout reviews with the singles “Run, Run, Run” and “Climbing Up Mt. Everest” receiving significant airplay.
Krysta also helps others shine by volunteering her time to her favourite charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A charity that is very close to Krysta and her family’s heart, as her little cousin Brady Scoggins passed away from complications of CFC Syndrome. Krysta is the Executive Producer of the benefit concert, “The Grand Ole Country Christmas” which is now celebrating its 10th year and she is also an Ambassador for the annual Brady Scoggins Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament, with proceeds from both events being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Always bubbling with positive energy, Krysta intends to make the most of every opportunity that life offers and to have a good time while doing it. She lights up any room and as Krysta herself asserts on the new CD, “its time to SHINE!”