It all started with the voice – the voice of a first-grade girl in a blue and white sailor shirt singing her heart out to “Never Never Land” at her elementary school’s rendition of “Peter Pan.” From that moment on, Kristen Merlin knew the stage would be her home. Merlin continued to perform at every opportunity that came along and in her junior year of high school, she was given the best gift she’d ever received – her first guitar. In a few short months, she was a self-taught guitarist and began writing her own material. After earning her BA in Music and Sound Recording from the University of New Haven in Connecticut and brushing up on her performance chops all over Massachusetts with her own band, Merlin’s talents landed her a spot on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series, “The Voice.” Her audition of Sugarland’s “Something More” received some heated haggling between coaches Adam Levine and Shakira. Merlin made the decision to join Team Shakira and became a powerhouse female staple of “The Voice: Season 6”. Merlin, who finished fourth overall on “The Voice,”is now making her debut with original music. Her EP, Boomerang, is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers and is a collection of refreshingly modern, classic Country love songs showcasing her famous “unique and distinct tone” as well as her vocal range. For more information on Kristen Merlin, visit her official website www.KristenMerlin.com and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Semi-Finalist on NBC’s The Voice - Season 6
Association for Promotion of Campus Activities(APCA) 2015 Women's Solo Artist of the Year
- Consistently topped the iTunes Country chart with her tracks from “The Voice”
- Shared the stage with Kellie Pickler, Sugarland, Bryan White, Shakira and more!
New EP - Boomerang hit #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart
Performed the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
- Named “Best Solo-Acoustic Act on the South Shore”