Kris Anders is an award winning Canadian singer/songwriter from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada with over a decade of experience in the music industry as a songwriter, performer, executive producer, and music manager. Kris was raised on a farm and cattle ranch in the small community of Alpine, Manitoba, Canada. This rural upbringing has attributed to the songwriter's work ethic and has influenced his use of poetry and imagery in his writing.
Much of Kris's musical inspiration came from his Mom's record collection consisting of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and The Doors. He also was influenced by the sole radio station available in the family tractor which played Country music and his own collection of Rock from the local record stores. Kris' writing style is often described as poetic, descriptive, and one that allows a sense of place, which Kris attributes to the Prairie images he was immersed in growing up in a lonely rural environment.
His widely acclaimed debut and award winning single, "Shattered" has found rotation on over 1000's of radio stations across the world, and has been featured on commercial playlists throughout North America, South America, and Europe. Kris’ 2022 follow-up singles, "How Did We Get Here" and "This Time" have been gaining momentum with widespread radio play and streaming. His 2023 single release, “Ever Enough” won a LIT Talent Music Award in May of 2023 for Best Rock Video, and has picked up numerous nominations in the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN upcoming in October 2023.
To date, Kris' first 4 releases have garnered over 750,000 streams on Spotify, Itunes and YouTube combined. His 6 song EP “Threshing Room Floor”, featuring 2 unreleased tracks, is charting on the NACC Radio Chart currently sitting in the #222 spot (unweighted) for the week of May 17th, 2023 with expectations to break into the Top 200 in the coming weeks.
Kris was signed to the UK based Liberty Music PR in January of 2023. He also signed a Management and Booking Agent deal with music industry veteran, Brandy Leigh's Agency, in January of 2023. He was also signed to US Based Independent Record Label, Tinderbox Music, in March of 2023.
Look for Kris on tour both as a solo act or with a full band in 2023 with dates in the Okanagan Valley, Alberta and across BC.
Kris' highlights include:
Currently “Charting” on the NACC, College Radio Charts with his debut album, “Threshing Room Floor” - #222 position, week of May 17th, 2023 (unweighted).
2023 LIT Talent Award Winner – Best Rock Video “Ever Enough”
2022 Intercontinental Music Award Winner - Best Rock Song "Shattered"
2023 Josie Music Awards Nominee in 4 Categories to be held in Nashville, TN in 2023
2023 International Singer/Songwriter Awards Nominee in 4 Categories to be held in Atlanta, GA. 2022 Intercontinental Music Award Finalist - Pop song of the Year "How Did We Get Here" 2022 Josie Music Award Nominee - Male Vocalist of the Year
2022 Song of the Year. Com - Semi Finalist "How Did We Get Here" Best Adult Contemporary 2021 Josie Music Award Nominee - Best Rock Song "Shattered"
2020 Song of the Year.com - Semi Finalist "Shattered" Best Rock Song
2012 Music BC Demo award winner - "Cupid's Arrow" performed by Deanna J Cartea
2011 Executive Producer, Deanna J Cartea's "Open Road", which gained radio play in Europe and North America, hitting #2 on the Canadian Roots Rock charts and #12 in the USA. Deanna's single "Open Road" would go on to win an Independent Music Award for best AAA single.
2010 feature in American Songwriter magazine for their Lyric Award winner.