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"Sweetheart, go on fall hard, but don't lose your sweet heart" sings Michigan born and raised, now residing in Nashville, TN singer-songwriter and Country artist, Kari Lynch, of the Kari Lynch Band, on the first single from their latest album, “Little Games.”

The album, recorded in Nashville at the Legendary Sound Emporium Studios with Producer Andy Sheridan (CharlieHorse Productions, Hunter Hayes, Phil Vassar, Ashley Monroe, Jason Mraz, Ben Rector) features 10 original songs and reveals that Kari Lynch Band's talents span more than just a single genre, with flavors from a various collection of musical styles from Traditional Country to Americana to Indie-Pop to Rock. 

Listening to "Little Games," it’s easy to uncover the diverse and dynamic elements that make Kari Lynch Band the unique and talented singers, songwriters, collaborators and performers they are. The opening track “West Texas Ground” resonates with twangy rock and Americana textures, followed immediately by the gritty and painfully honest bluesy rock ballad, “Nothin’ That a Shot Won’t Fix.” Traces of Indie-Pop/Rock and Folk emerge elsewhere on tracks, “Nowhere Now”, “Lost” and the album’s title track, “Little Games.” That quintessential country sound can be heard most in classic hooks propelling the songs, “Can’t Move On,” “This is Gonna Hurt,” “One More Hit” and “Two To Be Lonely,” the album’s closing honky-tonkin’ track. “Sweetheart,” the first single off the eclectic album, has no doubt made its mark since its release in April 2016. The music video for Sweetheart has been viewed and shared thousands of times, it’s taken home top honors in various esteemed songwriting competitions, secured regular radio play on stations throughout Kari's home state of Michigan and in the midwest and has connected the Kari Lynch Band with fans of all ages and walks of life. 

“I felt like 'Sweetheart' said something important and it felt like a special song to me when I was writing it, but I never imagined it would connect with people the way that it has. I have people across the spectrum reach out all the time to let me know what the song means to them. It’s the most humbling feeling to know that someone connects deeply with something I've written and that sometimes that connection helps them understand a situation they're going through, or helps them cope or just puts a smile on their face. It makes me work hard all the time as a songwriter and artist to make music that's honest and give people a live show they won't forget.”

Kari Lynch Band is no stranger to the spotlight. They've played thousands of shows across the U.S and abroad, successfully released original music and videos, played to crowds in the tens of thousands and earned an impressive resume opening for some of country music’s most recognized artists including, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kelsea Ballerini, The Charlie Daniels Band and Alabama.

“Seeing our name alongside artists we've all been listening to since we were kids and reaching goals keeps us working all the time to keep the momentum going. It’s really made our band appreciate success that’s built from the ground up."

It’s an appreciation for their dedicated fan base and a commitment to creating quality, honest music that also fuels the fire. Kari's dynamic voice, combining classic country inflection with a modern Indie Pop-Rock and Americana sound, paired with relatable lyrics about real life and love, resonates with listeners, many who refer to Kari Lynch Band's sound as "traditional country with a twist."  

Kari Lynch Band has honed in on finding success and solid ground in today’s music market while not being afraid to step off the beaten path. Their natural skill for producing catchy hooks and melodies that tie together for a modern, yet original sound, has turned the heads of not only country music fans, but fans of music in general. Their clever and candid approach to songwriting and undeniable talent for connecting with listeners is reflected in their ability to garner devoted fans of all ages who continually fill the seats at her shows, line up to meet them afterward, take their album home and follow them on all of their social media networks.

“Finding common ground with people is such an important part of creating music for us and we're constantly blown away by the lines of folks waiting after a show to get their CDs and posters signed or take pictures. We will stand there all night to meet every single person because it truly is that important to our band."

Their dedication to their fans and love for performing and songwriting has paid off in a big way. In addition to the release of their latest full-length album, "Little Games", Kari Lynch Band has also released 3 EP's which saw success on iTune’s “New and Noteworthy” chart and received praised reviews and radio time. At a time when many artists are struggling to sell hard copies of albums, they are selling out of them.

“We sold out of hard copies of 'Little Games' three months after it released and hard copies of our prior EP sold out four times during it's run. It's encouraging and it tells us that if you put the honest energy into your work, people appreciate that and care about experiencing it in its entirety and not just a few pieces of it."

Kari Lynch Band is one of those rare bands that has the ability to step on stage and immediately connect with the audience, making new listeners feel like they’re old friends. People connect with Kari's genuine character and approachable disposition, yet she and the band possess that exciting and special quality that those who’ve seen them perform describe as the “it factor” that sets them apart, giving Kari Lynch Band a fanbase that relentlessly supports them and is always hungry for new music.

"We always want that approachability with people and we leave it all out there on the stage because being good to the fans and giving them great songs and a fun and worthwhile live show and experience they'll never forget is at the forefront of what's important to us." 

Kari, along with bandmates, Justin Eames, Brain V., Mat Churchill and Travis Radaz, leave a lasting impression on all of those who get the chance to hear them live. With a continuous and rapidly growing fan base, a loaded tour schedule and their sophomore album ready for release in 2019, Kari Lynch Band is one to watch 

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Kari Lynch Band has opened for: 

  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Little Big Town 
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Pistol Annie’s
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Dierks Bentley 
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Alabama 
  • Charlie Daniels Band
  • The Band Perry
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Carly Pearce
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Charlie Worsham
  • Chris Lane
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Collin Raye
  • The Cadillac Three
  • The Impractical Jokers / The Tenderloins  
  • Jackie Lee
  • Tyler Farr
  • Trace Adkins
  • Aaron Lewis
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Michael Ray
  • A Thousand Horses
  • Jacob Davis
  • Mat Kearney
  • Thompson Square
  • Lee Brice
  • Justin Moore
  • Jana Kramer
  • LoCash  
  • Joe Nichols
  • Randy Houser
  • Brantley Gilbert 
  • Big and Rich 
  • Shenandoah
  • Phil Vassar
  • Native Run
  • Craig Morgan 
  • Jerrod Niemann
  • The Farm
  • Chris Cagle 
  • James Otto 
  • Micky Guyton
  • Greg Bates 
  • Drake White  
  • Chuck Wicks 
  • Sonia Leigh 
  • Cory Smith 
  • Monte Montgomery 
  • Michael Tolcher