Krissy Feniak~ Q&A!!!

Hello Krissy, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician and what made you want to have a career in country music? When I was 7 years old I started training in classical music, I even took theory and piano! Classical music gave me such a strong foundation and a really solid understanding of how music works, but I really wanted to sing the songs I loved like “House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert, and “Black Horse in a Cherry Tree” by KT Tunstall. So my mom put me into a singing competition and I got to go onstage and sing my favourite songs! I didn’t even come close to winning but I had so much fun and I absolutely fell in love with performing Country music! Songwriting didn’t come as easily to me, I was so nervous to put myself out there and really get vulnerable. Once I got into it I absolutely loved it, and it’s probably one of my favourite things about being an artist! 
Who are some of your musical icons? I love listening to Dolly Parton, Kacy Musgraves, Maren Morris, and Lucie Silvas! I love that they are not only incredibly talented songwriters but trailblazers in the industry! These ladies do their own thing and it has inspired me to focus less on what other people are doing and make music that makes me happy. I think it’s important to feel authentic to an audience, I wouldn’t be the artist I am today if I didn’t love the songs I’m singing.

What is the background story behind your brand-new single “Bad Day?”“BAD DAY” is (of course) about a boy! I found myself feeling just a little petty, nothing crazy like I didn’t want to pull a Carrie Underwood on his car or anything, but to see him stub a toe or spill coffee on a white shirt would have made my day! So I brought this idea to my co-writers Mike Nash and Mat Cardinal and we had so much fun with it the song basically wrote itself. 

How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?If I had to describe my music in 3-5 words I would probably say… sassy, honest, fun ,and vibey. 
What is your recording process like when creating and making new music?I love the recording process! I have so much fun taking a song from an Iphone worktape to a final product. My producer Matty Mckay is incredible, he helps me to listen through my songs and choose the one we think is the strongest. The next step is what we call “beating up the lyrics” we run the song over and over to make sure everything makes sense and the song is the best it can be. The best part is hearing Matty’s production ideas. Matty comes up with the coolest things that make the song so much more special, I don’t know what I’d do without him! 

What are a few of your favorite venues to play at? I love performing so much that I will play anywhere for anyone, but I have a special place in my heart for writers rounds. Especially the Bluejay Sessions, and the Bluebird Cafe, the audience is so quiet and everyone is listening to your songs that come from such a vulnerable place in your soul. Songwriters rounds are so special to me! 

What do you like to do in your free time when not working on your music? Well I try not to have too much free time, but when I do, I love to spend time with my family and friends.  I love camping, hiking and Kayaking in the summer.  I am so lucky to live in Alberta close to the Rocky Mountains so I try to go there as often as I can. 

What is one of your favorite quotes?
My all time favourite quote is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

Hello Krissy, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician and what made you want to have a career in country music?When I was 7 years old I started training in classical music, I even took theory and piano! Classical music gave me such a strong foundation and a really solid understanding of how music works, but I really wanted to sing the songs I loved like “House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert, and “Black Horse in a Cherry Tree” by KT Tunstall. So my mom put me into a singing competition and I got to go onstage and sing my favourite songs! I didn’t even come close to winning but I had so much fun and I absolutely fell in love with performing Country music! Songwriting didn’t come as easily to me, I was so nervous to put myself out there and really get vulnerable. Once I got into it I absolutely loved it, and it’s probably one of my favourite things about being an artist! 
 Who are some of your musical icons? I love listening to Dolly Parton, Kacy Musgraves, Maren Morris, and Lucie Silvas! I love that they are not only incredibly talented songwriters but trailblazers in the industry! These ladies do their own thing and it has inspired me to focus less on what other people are doing and make music that makes me happy. I think it’s important to feel authentic to an audience, I wouldn’t be the artist I am today if I didn’t love the songs I’m singing.

What is the background story behind your brand-new single “Bad Day?”“BAD DAY” is (of course) about a boy! I found myself feeling just a little petty, nothing crazy like I didn’t want to pull a Carrie Underwood on his car or anything, but to see him stub a toe or spill coffee on a white shirt would have made my day! So I brought this idea to my co-writers Mike Nash and Mat Cardinal and we had so much fun with it the song basically wrote itself. 

How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?If I had to describe my music in 3-5 words I would probably say… sassy, honest, fun ,and vibey. 
What is your recording process like when creating and making new music?I love the recording process! I have so much fun taking a song from an Iphone worktape to a final product. My producer Matty Mckay is incredible, he helps me to listen through my songs and choose the one we think is the strongest. The next step is what we call “beating up the lyrics” we run the song over and over to make sure everything makes sense and the song is the best it can be. The best part is hearing Matty’s production ideas. Matty comes up with the coolest things that make the song so much more special, I don’t know what I’d do without him! 

What are a few of your favorite venues to play at? I love performing so much that I will play anywhere for anyone, but I have a special place in my heart for writers rounds. Especially the Bluejay Sessions, and the Bluebird Cafe, the audience is so quiet and everyone is listening to your songs that come from such a vulnerable place in your soul. Songwriters rounds are so special to me! 

What do you like to do in your free time when not working on your music? Well I try not to have too much free time, but when I do, I love to spend time with my family and friends.  I love camping, hiking and Kayaking in the summer.  I am so lucky to live in Alberta close to the Rocky Mountains so I try to go there as often as I can. 

What is one of your favorite quotes?
My all time favourite quote is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

Krissy Feniak~ Artist Spotlight!!!

With a retro country sound and a memorable look, Krissy Feniak has a style all her own. This wonderful individual from Alberta, Canada keeps crowds assumed with her bold lyrics, brilliant chaff and her stories about her songs.

Feniak was the winner of the Country Music Alberta 2020 Rising Star Award, the 2018 North American Country Music Associations International Artist, Entertainer and Songwriter of the Year in Pigeon, TN, the Country Music Alberta 2018 Horizon Award as well as a nominee for the Female Artist of the Year in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Her single “Wrong Side of Midnight,” has over 185k streams and is currently playing on Canadian Country Radio. Feniak has been working closely with her team Juno Award Winning Producer Matt McKay (Brett Kissel Band) and Vocal Coach Tamara Beatty (The Voice & The Masked Singer) has helped her to make a well-defined sound and brand all by herself. 

Feniak has played at events such as The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, The Commodore Grill (Nashville), Big Valley Jamboree, Alberta Country Music Awards Show, ACMA Fan Fest, The Country Tonite Theatre (Pigeon Forge, TN) and many others. She has played on the stage as s supporting act for artists like Doc Walker, Gord Bamford, Aaron Goodvin and many more.

Any key point of Feniak’s career has been helping others. Contributing her talents to many charities and organizations as a volunteer. She plays frequently at the Renfrew Educational Center (Calgary based on Special Needs School) and the University of Alberta Hospital Charities, Children’s Wish Foundation and many other charities. 

She has also worked with famous writers like Liz Rose, Bonnie Baker, Ralph Murphy and Tebey have help frame Feniak into a loving and inspired songwriter. Playing at the well-known Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, the Commodore Room, Nashville and the Bluejay Sessions has given her a connection to showcase her writing skills. 

On April 2, 2021, Feniak’s brand-new single “Bad Day,” came out. Feniak’s new single is available both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Krissy Feniak then check out her website at (https://krissyfeniak.com).

Social Media Accounts: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialKrissyfeniak

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krissyfeniak/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKwKX4GCmLPU0GD_XnNkpNg