Nashville, Tenn. (May 5th, 2021) – Country newcomer Kris Barclayreleases a new single titled Right Here.
“Right Here is a song that is all about being proud of where you come from. Growing up playing sports and representing my hometown, there was always a sense of pride, both when teams from other places came to your city or being in other places, that has always stuck with me,” explains Kris. “Since transitioning from sports into music, traveling, and being on the road playing shows in all kinds of towns and cities, I’ve always found people are proud of where they are and excited to share a little piece of it with you. Whether it’s a coffee shop or restaurant, a hometown brewery, or a well-known story about the town or people that grew up there, people are always ready to share. I wanted to try and capture that in this song, and I can’t wait to continue traveling to more places and learn about other people’s “Right Here” and what that place means to them.
In the past eight years, opening for such artists as Brett Kissel, The Road Hammers, Gord Bamford, and Dean Brody. At the 2018 Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Kris was voted by fans as the wildcard entry into the Emerging Artist Showcase, allowing him to compete against six other artists in front of a jury of country music artists and industry execs. Kris went on to become the first-ever wildcard artist to win the showcase. This earned him a spot on the main stage to close the weekend’s festival, and a trip to Nashville to write with some of country music’s top songwriters.
Also part of the win was a recording deal with Warner Music Canada, that sees the label released his debut single Loved You Like That, a song about the one that got away, co-written by Chris Kimmerer, Josh Reedy, and Brian Bunn (Thomas Rhett).
On top of having new music on the horizon and a summer full of performances lined up, 2019 also sees Kris earn his first Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) nomination in the Rising Star category.
You can learn more about Kris Barclay by visiting www.krisbarclay.com