New Release from Union House Records

Debut Album from Kristi Stanley, “Heart Wide Open” 

The long-awaited album release from Kristi Stanley is available from Union House Records!  You can purchase the CD on, iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.  The official release date is set for May 11, 2018. 

Kristi Stanley grew up in Pikeville Kentucky and is the wife of Ralph Stanley II.  As a young girl, she recalls spending hours singing along with the legendary Dolly Parton and dreaming of becoming a big star.  She recorded her own renditions of Dolly’s songs, singing them over and over again until every note was perfect.  She met Ralph II while she and her family were vacationing in Nashville sitting in on a taping of Prime Time Country.  Ralph II was performing with his father, The Late Legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys.  Two years later, the couple was married and has two beautiful children Taylor and Ralph Stanley III.   As the children have grown older, she felt it was time to start performing again which is what she has been doing for the past year with her band, Running Blind and turning many heads in the industry. 

“In the music business, as in life, you never know what may happen, but as long as I can continue doing what I love, I will be happy.  Hopefully, I will be given the opportunity to showcase, as many others before me that it is possible to love and take care of your family as a first priority, and pursue a career in the music with integrity, dignity and class at the same time.” ~ Kristi 

Kristi is joined by an array of talent on this project. Vocally; she is joined by Marty Raybon, Wayne Taylor, Alecia Nugent and Rod Smith.  Musicians include: Austin Brown on acoustic bass, rhythm and lead guitar; Nick Goad – Mandolin;  Rod Smith – banjo and resonator guitar;  Adam Haynes – fiddle; Travis Houck – resonator guitar; Jeff Brown – rhythm guitar; Mike Bentley – rhythm guitar. 

“After being in this business for a quarter of a century I am always honored to be asked to be a part of anyone's recording, especially one as good as this. Kristi is a truly gifted singer and her choice of material for this record is amazing. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it." - Wayne Taylor 

"I really enjoyed being a part of this project with Kristi...what a great singer...and a great choice of songs too. Always an honor to be a part of something so good." - Alecia Nugent 

Union House Records, Co-Owner Jeff Brown states “I want to say I’ve enjoyed working with Kristi on her brand new debut album! I believe listeners will enjoy the diversity in this project. You’ll hear a lot of original material but we’ve added a couple standards of course from the Stanley archives. So from Union House Records and myself, Jeff Brown, buckle up, sit back and enjoy as we bring to you Kristi Stanley!” 

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