Kristin Kerns at Chaumette
We’re so pleased to bring you these fantastic performers in our live entertainment calendar lineup for 2016, and we hope that you will join us for great music, great views and great wine this season! Live entertainment is complimentary, at Chaumette, as always. :)
A singer/songwriter with powerhouse vocals, Kearns was born in Harrisburg, Illinois. She showed an early interest in music, and picked up her first guitar at age four. Drawing inspiration from her father and the songwriting talents of Stevie Nicks, John Mayer and Norah Jones she began honing her own songwriting craft at the age of fifteen. Kearns then began performing her own songs at acoustic shows in local venues at the age of eighteen.
She met Nate McCoy while playing a local show and the band Darling Parade was later formed, with the addition of members Casey Conrad and Dustin McCoy. In 2009, Kearns moved to Nashville, TN to pursue music full-time. They released two EPs, landing placements on SyFy Channel's Stargate Universe, ABC Family's "The Lying Game", CW Channel's "Flygirls", and Showtime's "Shameless." The band’s success grew in 2011 with the release of the band’s third EP, “Until We Say It’s Over”, and landed the band the #8 spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart. The first single “Never Wrong” received airplay on both MTVu and VH1. It also included, “Remember”, featuring guest vocals by Anberlin frontman, Stephen Christian. The spring of 2012, brought the band their first national tour with Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday, NBC’s The Voice).
Upon completing two additional national tours they returned back to the studio in Nashville partnering with Jon King of Page 2 Music, and released their first full length album “Battle Scars & Broken Hearts” in 2013. They released their single "Ghost" on XM Radio's "Top 20 on 20" station followed by their single "Crash and Burn." That same summer they performed live at MTV’s O Music Awards in New York City where they took home the MTV and VH1's “Make a Band Famous” award. They later became MTV's Artist to watch November 2013, performing VMA week with Hot Chelle Rae, and Fifth Harmony. Darling Parade is currently featured in a nationwide Supercuts "Rock The Cut" Campaign airing on ESPN.
After touring most of 2014, Kearns is back in Nashville in between penning new music and returning to the studio with Darling Parade, she is currently performing acoustically at various wineries, live music venues, and weddings. She will soon be releasing her first acoustic EP in the spring of 2016.