Horsefly Music — About Our Artists
Kristyn Harris, a Texas-bred musical powerhouse, is the 3-time currently reigning International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year (2016, 2017, 2018), and the youngest person to have received this honor. Her powerful voice brought her all the way onto the 2018 season of ABC’s American Idol, where she sang and yodeled for the judges. This voice is complimented on stage by her swing guitar playing, songwriting, and energetic stage presence.
Now 23, Kristyn tours across the U.S. and internationally. When she’s not playing music, her passions find her trick riding, training horses and raising cattle, which inspire some of the music she writes. She is also influenced by classic western and western swing music.
Kristyn brings joy and passion to her music. She was awarded the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards Western Swing Female Artist of the Year and named the IWMA Female Performer of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2018.
Ryan Murphey is a songwriter/musician/recording artist who has been producing and recording music since he sang on the number one duet with Michael Martin Murphey "Talking to the Wrong Man" in 1988. He was nominated for a Grammy as a producer of the best bluegrass album in 2010 and his band The Sawdust Bros. had several songs featured in the film "Texas Heart" in 2016. Ryan lives in Nashville with his wife Francie and his two daughters where he's the head of the guitar conservatory at Nashville School of the Arts.
Rodeo & Juliet (AKA: Chris and Jan Harris) have been producing, writing and singing for a wide array of artists—Stevie Ray Vaughn, Loretta Lynn, Amy Grant, Kristin Chenoweth, Dolly Parton, Michael W. Smith and CeCe Winans to name a few—for over 40 years. CHRIS has been singing, producing and writing on records in Nashville that have collectively sold over 50 million units. He was a pioneer in bringing jingles to Nashville and spent many years singing, producing and writing national commercials and also spent five years working for ABC-TV and as an FM radio DJ. For additional information and credits on Chris, click here. JAN came to Nashville in 1978 and took Music Row by the reigns. She started singing on publishing demos and background vocals for hit songwriters almost immediately. The fact that she could read music made her a favorite among some of the boys-making-the-noise down on 16th Avenue. Soon thereafter, she was asked to join Amy Grant’s very first band as a backup vocalist and it all blossomed from there.
Jeff Severson is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football at Long Beach State University and was drafted in the 12th round of the 1971 NFL Draft. Severson played in Super Bowl VII. The first time "The Cowboy" intercepted a pass at LBSU he ran it out of the end zone, fumbled at the two, the other team recovered and scored. Things got better after that. Severson intercepted 14 other passes in 1969 to set an NCAA standard. Severson had 23 career interceptions at LBSU. That led to an eight-year NFL career with Washington, St. Louis, Houston and the Rams. Severson started and finished his NFL career with Super Bowl appearances -- Washington in 1972 and the Rams in 1979. "The Cowboy" has many interests, acting, singing, broadcasting and real estate. His movie credits include "Semi Tough" and "North Dallas Forty" A part of the CENTURY CLUB'S best moments in the City of Long Beach in February, 2006.