Twentyfiveyear old Christina Christian has a new album, Silent Sea, full of honest, original songs. Stand out tracks on the record include "Quirky Little Thing," a song co-written with Lynn Langham, and “Keepin’ You Young” featuring Nick Biebricher. Living on the Gulf Coast, she’s now settled in Perdido Key, Florida, performing alongside some top songwriters at the world-famous Flora-Bama bar. She’s participated in the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival with Outlaw, Dallas Moore, and longtime collaborator Taylor Craven, bringing her gentle country singer-songwriter stylings to Louisiana. She’s toured around the U.S., hitting major music cities like Nashville and Chicago, showcasing her authentic talent and relatable lyrics in venues such as Horse Pens 40 and the Dothan Opera Theatre. Influenced by her dad’s love of classic rock and her mom’s love of 90’s country, Christina has carved out a sound all her own, with her songwriting skills at the forefront. She’s been featured in the Mississippi Songwriters Festival, the 3rd Street Music Festival, and the Hwy. 80 Songwriters Festival, and shared the stage with Delta Rae and David Nail. Her new album was recorded in the legendary The Storage Room in Perdido Key with Sandy Roots Music Productions with her finance and collaborator.
Christina Christian got her foot in the door with music at young age, 8 years old to be exact. Her Father was a classic rock kind of guy, who always played guitar, and her Mother listened to Country. Christian was influenced tremendously by all sorts of music, which led to being creative with words and the first three chords on her decorated Johnson guitar. In Middle school, she wrote poetry, and kept writing all the way into high school until her independent studies class gave her the freedom to learn more about Songwriting. She picked up guitar at the age of 16, after taking a shot at her high school talent show her sophomore year.
Originally, Christina wanted the college life. She had the dream of becoming a Sports Medicine Trainer for Football (Roll Tide) But, there are some things you can't deny, and that was her love for music. So, taking a few steps forward, Christina ended up with 6 scholarships to pay her way through college at Troy University. She decided a Music Industry degree was the path for her. Christina's first day in college was a day that changed her life forever. Her professor was the real deal, who worked with Michael Jackson back in the day, MICHAEL JACKSON. She will never forget the first words that came out of Mr. Smith's mouth. "You do not need a degree to be in the music industry." Christina took those words to heart and within the year, she withdrew from college to work in the real world.
Since moving back from college at the age of 19, Christina has been a waitress, a pizza slinger, a zip-line guide, and first and foremost, a musician. Between her day jobs in 2013, Christian shared the stage with country stars such as, Maggie Rose, Jana Kramer, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Farr, and The Henningsens with the help of her good friends at 95KSJ. The following year was turning point. Christina began being recognized for her songwriting craft, which led to performing in the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival, the Mississippi Songwriters Festival, and the Hwy. 80 Songwriters Festival in Meridian, MS. With the festivals being a major influence on Christina, she took her songwriting to a new level, so she moved to Nashville in the hopes of becoming a big star. Well, scratch that, she actually went Nashville to gain experience in the city. As Christina see's it, Nashville is a great learning tool for co-writing, playing shows for free, and how to cook Ramen Noodles right way. So now, she performs regularly at the World Famous Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, Happy Harbor, Moe's Original BBQ, Bella Luna and many more venues on the Gulf Coast.