Kristie Kirk, a shy southern beauty raised in the Church of God in Christ, began her freshman year of high school; she had dreams of becoming a dancer. However, her older brother Ralph had different plans for his little sister. Kristie had been singing in local churches since the age of four, when her uncle Robert taught her to sing her first song; but she saw singing, as more of a personal joy not something to be showcased. Singing was just a way to make her day better. At her brother's insistence, she joined the Desoto High School Gospel Choir (Desoto, Texas) and entered her first competition. She led the choir in a rendition of I Told the Storm, by Greg O'Quinn. The choir won the competition and Kristie was named best lead vocalist. Since that time, Kristie has traveled all over the state of Texas dazzling audiences with her range and spirit; and she has succeeded in building a solid regional fan base. Unique, electrifying, and inspiring are all words that can be used to describe Kristie's vocal ability. With musical influences like Kim Burrell, Mary Mary, Karen and Dorinda Clark, Tonèx, Faith Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, India Arie, Jill Scott, Bilal, and Angie Stone, Kristie easily mixes the old with new creating a sound that is all her own. On her highly anticipated 2009 Living Waters Entertainment release, Shine, Kristie worked with the hottest producers Dallas, Texas has to offer, including Robert "Sput" Searight, Deonis Cook, Candy West, Tavares Gardner, Kermit Wells, G. Craig Lewis (EX Sound), and Tight Eyed Productions. With additional tracks produced by Chicago's own Montagè Pheloan, Lyrics written by Kayla Parker, and the support of family and friends, Kristie is poised to take her place among the stars. When asked about her choice to pursue gospel music Kristie replied, "Gospel music is who I am; it satisfies my spirit." Your spirit will be satisfied too with just one listen to her voice. For booking information contact: Regina Youngblood Living Waters Entertainment 877-489-7862.