Bruce and Kristi Cline bring the party when they hit the stage. This versatile music couple is known for their high energy stage show and ability to rock a venue. They have always surrounded themselves with the best players and performers to bring their authentic brand of music to audiences everywhere.
Bruce, born and raised in a small town north of Nashville, met Kristi, while she was performing at Opryland Theme Park. They had two things in common, they both loved horses and country music. Bruce’s family legacy was country music. His great-grandmother, Kitty Cora Cline, was the first female solo artist member on the Grand Ole Opry. His entire family played and sang. Kristi had been singing since she could talk. She started out singing in her small Arkansas church but had been a professional musician since she was a senior in high school.
Married a few years later, the two formed their band, The Music City Wranglers, and began performing their rockin’ honky tonk music in clubs, festivals, and events all over the country. They quickly became one of the most sought after acts in the corporate market. Writing and producing custom shows to fit their client’s audiences led to shows for groups including Mercedes Benz, Coca Cola, New York Life, Keeneland Race Association, Tractor Supply, Harley Davidson/National Drag Bike Association and Goodyear. One highlight was being selected by Ford Motor Company to be the first band to ever play the Kentucky Derby Grounds on Derby Day.
The Clines got to live out their dreams together when a deal and an offer to record an album came about. The album, produced by Grammy Award winner, Dennis Morgan, went on to garner accolades in the United States and Europe. Their first release to European Radio was a song written by Bruce, “I’ve Been Lookin’”. The single broke records by staying in the top 10 for 16 weeks. “We Fell In Love Anyway”, the couples’ second release went straight to #1 and stayed there for 4 weeks. They followed that with another top 20 single, their self-penned single, “High Dollar Night”.
Throughout their career The Clines have had the opportunity to share the stage with a wide variety of artists. Some of their favorite gigs include:
Being the opening act for Martina McBride the night that she debuted her #1 single “Broken Wing”,
Closing the show for the National Drag Bike Races with rock idols Black Oak Arkansas, Dr. Hook and Exile
Watching from the wings as Lee Greenwood took the stage to sing “God Bless The USA” with The Music City Wrangler Band
Entertaining on the Mississippi Queen with Country Music Hall of Fame member, Ray Price
Writing, producing, and performing a tribute show for Hall of Fame members, The Jordanaires. This group is famous for their background vocals on Elvis and Patsy Cline records but their voices can be heard on millions of records sold across the world. Bruce and Kristi sang these iconic songs as the Grammy Award winning group sang their signature background vocals.
Both Bruce and Kristi will tell you, two of the most unforgettable nights of their life would be standing center stage at the Ryman Auditorium and The Grand Ole Opry House as the curtain rose to a full house. It was a surreal feeling for them to perform on these two iconic world famous stages.
Bruce and Kristi continue to write, produce and headline shows that bring the best of Nashville to their audience. Their newest show, The Lower Broadway Bash, capitalizes on their successful career, wide group of musical friends and Music Row/Lower Broadway connections to bring to the stage the top A-List players, up and coming artists and national acts in one high energy, authentic Nashville experience.