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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Kristin Kearns returns home to release new CD

  • A year after graduating from Harrisburg High School, Kristin Kearns, now 23, left for Nashville in 2009 to pursue her dreams in the music industry.
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  • A year after graduating from Harrisburg High School, Kristin Kearns, now 23, left for Nashville in 2009 to pursue her dreams in the music industry.
    At 7 p.m. Friday March 29 at Morello's she will be celebrating the release of her third CD and full length album with her band Darling Parade. There will be two opening bands and the show is predicted to run four hours.
    Admission is free to all ages.
    Kearns began her singing career at church, but went commercial as she developed a solo acoustic guitar act. She acquired a group and they evolved their own unique pop rock sound.
    The current make-up of the group is: Dustin Lynch, bass guitarist; Casey Conrad, drums; Nate Thurston, lead guitar and Kristin Kearns, rhythm guitar and vocals.
    Recently they made a change in their lineup and then retreated to a remote cabin in Western Kentucky to work on song writing. They came up with a way of working that they took back to the studio and the end result is their new CD "Battle Scars & Broken Hearts."
    “The whole album has a common theme of overcoming struggle,” says Kearns.
    “It’s really about realizing that no one has control over your life but you, and moving past negativity.”
    Among their many achievements are opening for Cassidy Pope who won the The Voice competition on NBC, numerous placements on TV shows and having their music videos played on Disney cruises. Their music has been featured on ABC Family's show “The Lying Game.”
    The funding for their latest CD was provided by their fans through the Kickstarter.com online funding program which raised them $16,000.
    World-wide release of the CD will be on April 2 on the Nashville based label Page 2 Music.
    The groups opening for Darling Parade are Zola Road and Giovanni Jones.
    The show will feature videos also.

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