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. Kris has earned numerous nominations in the 2021/2022/2023 and 2024 Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN for categories such as Rock Act of the Year, Vocalist of the Year, EP of the Year, Video of the Year and Song of the Year amongst others. Moreover, Kris was nominated in the prestigious Western Canadian Music Awards for Top Rock Act of 2023 alongside names like Dan Mangan, Hotel Mira, The Royal Foundry, and The Zolos. Kris was one of the few artists to earn such a distinction without representation from a major or Indie Record Label.

To date, Kris' first 6 releases have garnered over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify, Itunes and YouTube combined. In 2023, a radio campaign targeting College and Community radio in North America achieved Kris a Top 10 (#7) streaming album in the Music Meeting Directory, and went on to break the Top 200 NACC Charts. (#197 Unweighted) as a Self  Released album, competing against major and big Indie Labels. 

Kris has worked with Liberty PR based in the UK in early 2023, and currently holds a PR contract with Tinderbox Music based in Minnesota, USA.

Look for Kris on tour both as a solo act or with a full band in the Okanagan Valley, BC and in Vancouver, BC in 2024.

Kris' highlights include:  

-2024 Nominee in 7 categories including Best Rock Act and Best EP at the Josie Music Awards to be held in Nashville, TN in October of 2024.
-2023 Nominee for Rock Artist of the Year for the Western Canada Music Awards held at Breakout West October of 2023. 
-2023 Finalist for the Intercontinental Music Awards held in LA, California for Best Production (This Time). 
-“Charting” on the NACC, College Radio Charts with his debut album, “Threshing Room Floor” - #197 position, week of June 7th, 2023 (unweighted).  

-Top 10 (#7) streaming album in the Music Meeting Directory in 2023.

-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 October of 2023  
-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 and Co-writer, Deanna J Cartea's album "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.