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 were married and have 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.