“Country-rock with a deep, poetic reverence for the land in which it was born…Murray continues this exploration with an ear finely tuned to the details of life below the Mason-Dixon: she highlights the every day glories, the long-standing traditions and the tainted pasts, too.” - Rolling Stone 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know
“From behind sad eyes that seem to be fighting back the enduring and persistent pain….Murray at times is merciless in her effort to make you feel the pain of personal and fictional stories that feel all too patently real to yourself as they hit the ear. But within these tales is also the little everyday riches life in the South affords…. Southern Ambrosia is hard country when it chooses to be, but finds a folk rock edge for certain songs, and enough attenuated moments to keep the well-written tunes of Murray engaging beyond the stories themselves. A well-respected singer and songwriter in her community of independent Nashville….Southern Ambrosia is a compilation of the stories of Kristina Murray imbued with this Southern magic, and like so many of the stories and lessons and hidden mysteries of the region, it is worthy of deep study, and filled with opportunities for engaging discovery and personal enrichment.” - Saving Country Music
“A regular at Honky Tonk Tuesdays at the American Legion in East Nashville, Murray is a serious devotee of old country (as the new record clearly attests), but the album is also trimmed with Allmanesque Southern rock and elements of Mississippi hill country blues.” -American Songwriter Best New Music
“This is a well-written survey of life in the deep south with a soundtrack of classic country and tight southern rock. Murray leans into—not on—the world-class musicianship to tell her stories, and the collaboration is captivating. This is certain to be an album you’ll be wishing you were hip to before she’s all over the radio.” - Bluegrass Underground Best of 2018
“Georgia-native turned Nashville mainstay Kristina Murray has been keeping the two-steppers dancing at the American Legion Post 82's Honky Tonk Tuesdays for the past four years. Now the singer-songwriter is gearing up to release her sophomore album Southern Ambrosia (out on September 21), the follow-up to 2013's brilliant Unravelin'. Taking inspiration from her Atlanta-uprbinging and fellow Peach State poets the Allman Brothers, Murray's Southern Ambrosia promises to be steeped in southern storytelling and universal truths….Murray puts the pedal down on fiery southern rock.” - Wide Open Country Artists To Watch
Kristina has performed as opening support for the following notable artists: Jim Lauderdale, Richie Furay, Hayes Carll, The Steeldrivers, Colter Wall, Lily Hiatt, James Intveld, Dylan LeBlanc, Joshua Hedley, Nicole Atkins, Sam Outlaw, Kelsey Waldon. And has collaborated and shared the stage with Tyler Childers, JD McPherson, Suzy Bogguss, The Long Players, Chuck Mead, Bill Lloyd, JP Harris, Zephaniah OHora, Michaela Anne, Logan Ledger, Caroline Spence, The Watson Twins, Erin Rae, Tommy Ash, The Richie Furay Band among many others.
She has played the legendary Bluebird Cafe and performed as a sidewoman on the Grand Ole Opry stage; she has played such notable festivals as AMERICANAFEST, Pilgrimage Festival, The Nashville Boogie, among many others.