When pop-country artist Krista Angelucci takes the stage, it’s obvious that she was made to be in the spotlight. Her powerful, soulful voice and high energy performances capture the attention of an audience instantly, and her passion for the music is evident.

“I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember,” said Krista. “When I was three, I was going around the house singing commercials. At ei...ght years old I had my first solo in church, and it was probably around then when my family realized that singing was already my passion.”

Growing up in Billerica, Massachusetts, Krista always had the strong support of her family in her love of music, and they encouraged her to take voice lessons to perfect her talent. In her high school days, Krista was first introduced to country music through artists like Martina McBride, Amy Grant and Faith Hill.

“My dad always said those types of songs fit my voice, and when I started really listening to country, I realized it was who I am as an artist,” said Krista. “I feel that with country music, you can sing about anything-- love, faith, a broken heart—things I’ve experienced in life so far.”

In 2009, Krista started performing with a Boston-area country music band, playing to crowds of thousands of people throughout New England. Her on-stage performance packs a powerful punch of energy, heart and soul with every song. With her trusty acoustic guitar in hand, Krista’s talent captivates her audience throughout the night.

“I love being on stage-- it feels like home to me,” said Krista.

Krista has performed the national anthem at various charity and sporting events, including the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Nascar, and New England Revolution. She has competed in many local and national singing competitions, and was named the New Hampshire and New England Country Female Entertainer of 2009, winner of Stars Over Boston, Charlie Horse Idol, Lowell Spinners Idol and South Shore Idol in 2010, and winner of Bear Country 95.3’s Texaco Country Showdown in 2011. Krista has opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Lee Brice, Big & Rich, Hunter Hayes, Chris Cagle, Jerrod Niemann and Kip Moore.

Krista recently received the "Video of the Year" award for her song "C R E E P" at the 2013 Limelight Music Magazine Awards, and was nominated for "Country Act of the Year" at the 2013 New England Music Awards.

Krista recorded her debut album titled “Like it or Not” in Nashville with engineer Aaron Chmielewski, who has worked with many major artists such as Taylor Swift, Phil Vassar, and Sugarland. Krista has written and co-written several songs on the album, including her first single “Like it Or Not”.

“Recording my album in Nashville was an amazing experience,” said Krista. “Nashville is the heart of country music, and I love that I get to bring those influences back home to Boston.”

The six-song debut album, released in September 2012, gives Krista’s fans a little bit of everything—from the upbeat and edgy “Like it or Not” to the sweet ballad “Sunset”, Krista shares life experiences and stories through her lyrics. The playful “C.R.E.E.P.” talks about the dating game of the bar scene, and in the sassy “Get the Girl”, Krista sets the record straight on how a real gentleman can win her over in a few simple steps.

As she continues touring and performing her original music for her growing fan base, Krista looks forward to what is to come with her music career. “It’s always been my dream to share my music with the world and be on stage,” Krista said. “I am excited to be making my dreams into a reality.”