NEWS & ARTICLE MENTIONS
CITY VIEW MAGAZINE | WITH CHRIS BLUE
Christina Daugherty’s story is not far from what many musicians have gone through. A challenging experience catapulted her into a life in music.
Better known to many as Redd, she found her home in music early in life, originally in her school’s jazz band with classical guitar. It wasn’t until middle school that she fell in love with singing. “I felt a passion for it, but I didn’t really understand it,” she says.
Late in high school at an open mic night, Redd built up the courage to go on stage alone, and the crowd responded to her raspy, unique sound. “That was really the first experience that I had where people were giving good feedback,” she says. But she ended up becoming the person behind the soundboard, quietly supporting other singer-songwriters on their journeys.
MUSIC CAREER IN UNDER A YEAR | INTERVIEW WITH ADAM IVY
Imagine building a music career in less than a year. Well that's exactly what Knoxville native Christina Daugherty, who goes by the artist name Redd, has done and her story is incredible. From high school teacher to American Idol, but that's only scratching the surface of what she's been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. In this video I sit down with Redd to share her story and show you whats possible when you follow a proven system.
KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL | INTERVIEW WITH RYAN WILUSZ
An "American Idol" winner will be selected Sunday during the show's season finale, but Knoxville has already chosen its champion.
Although Christina Daugherty, who goes by Redd, was eliminated early in the competition, the Knoxville musician continues to make a name for herself in East Tennessee and beyond.
Redd hasn't been releasing music or performing publicly for long, yet her talent is undeniable. Ryan Wilusz, co-host of "The Scruffy Stuff," decided to catch up with her at a local bar for this special bonus episode of the podcast.
FINISHING THE FIRST ALBUM | MONSTERS & MOTHERS
Christina “Redd” Daugherty was eliminated way too soon on Season 19 of American Idol. Like many contestants after the show, she is working on her own album. The 28-year-old is calling on fans to help her raise enough funds to finish the album and will be repaying them in a very special way.
THE DAILY TIMES | THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG
(Photo credit Robert Berlin)
When Christina Daugherty was 17 and a high school student, she would sneak into Knoxville’s Preservation Pub’s open mic night and introduce her music to all who would listen.
Years later, after graduating college and now teaching English and journalism at L&N STEM Academy, she’s still seeking out venues, but as an adult and with just as much passion.
She, and 16 other area songwriters, took the stage Saturday, Feb. 8, as Vienna Coffee House hosted a qualifying round in the Second Annual Tennessee Songwriters Week. The Tennessee Department of Tourism started the competition in 2019 with the intention of making it an annual contest for area songwriters.
Sometimes to win the race, you have to get hurt a little.
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Christina “Redd” Daugherty and bassist Will Ross sit laughing in the back of Flats & Taps on Central Street, but the brace keeping Daugherty’s leg straight is no joke. It protects her anterior cruciate ligament, better known as the ACL, from incurring further damage suffered as a result of a celebratory run gone wrong. Or, as Daugherty and Ross put it, “We were drunk racing in a parking lot.”