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Vernon Musician Wins Big in L.A.


A Vernon musician “shattered” the competition at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles in July.

Kris Anders’ highly praised 2020 single, Shattered, won Best Rock Song in North America at the 2022 Intercontinental Music Awards in Los Angeles in July. His 2022 single, How Did We Get Here, was also nominated for Best Pop Song in North America at the awards.

Anders graces audiences with his warm voice and admirable musicianship, ardor and honesty, making music that is addictive and joyful even when he’s delivering an emotional ballad.

His newest single, This Time, was just sent out to radio stations by a U.S.-based radio tracker.

“We are hoping for a lot of radio play in North America and Europe,” Anders told The Morning Star.

This Time is an epic-sounding pop-inspired cover that strikes a balance between moments of majestic splendour and delicate contemplation. With groovy pop-infused melodies, Anders has fashioned a cover that respectfully honours the original while giving it a new spin. His soft vocals and warm guitar infuse This Time with a comforting ambiance.

Anders’ new album, The Threshing Room Floor, is still in the works and is expected to drop in 2023. All three of his acclaimed singles will be featured on the album.

Among the prizes Anders received for Shattered was a plaque, a scholarship to an online music school, a one-on-one mentoring session, upcoming interviews and press.

Since the award, Anders has been offered to be a sponsored artist by UK company G7th Capos. He has also been approached by two high-level PR companies from the U.S. and will be meeting with them soon.

Kris Anders announces release date for latest single, "This Time".  

Canadian singer/songwriter, Kris Anders has just unveiled the official release date for his new single, ‘This Time’ following his initial single release, ‘How Did We Get Here’ earlier this year. 

This Time was originally featured in the 2007 film August Rush. This latest adaptation, recorded by Kris Anders, is a lingering Nashville-meets-Coldplay anthem with shades of instant pop classic.

The track marks Kris’ 3rd single in his upcoming album, ‘The Threshing Room Floor’, which he will be accompanied with live tours throughout the United States and Canada beginning Summer 2022. 

This Time is expected to be officially available on streaming platforms early next month on July 8th, 2022.

Kris Anders Yearns For Recovery in Latest Single, "How Did We Get Here" from Music Insider Global 

Kris Anders officially released his single, How Did We Get Here on February 11th, 2022 with the music video dropping on YouTube earlier on February 9th, 2022. 

Based on Kris Anders’ past growing up in the Canadian Prairies, the visual imagery of the song captures his use of poetry in his lyrics with a yearning for human society to come back together after 2 years of a devastating covid-19 crisis. 

The track has been awarded a lyric award in American Songwriter, 2010, and was rewritten prior to going into the studio in 2020.

The Canadian singer/songwriter from Okanagan Valley in British Columbia (BC) has over a decade of multi-role experience in the music industry as a music manager, executive producer, songwriter, and performer. 

Anders has been making it big in the music scene. His debut track, Shattered, released 2 years ago in September 2020 received airplay in over 100 radio stations and was nominated for a Josie Music Award 

Looking back, the last few years have been the most brutal! It’s good that things have been going back to normal recently. We can sure hope for more interesting releases from Anders in the near future.

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