When Kriz grew up, her father's preference in music was injected into her heart and soul right from the start. Listening to songs like "Love's Gonna Live Here" by Buck Owens, "Pan American" by Hank Williams Sr., "Tennessee Waltz" by Patty Page and several other traditional country music artists and songs, the stakes on the path of her life were set. She started learning to play music on the toy instruments her father gave her for birthday and Christmas and started playing the accordion by her father's request when she was 10. One year later, Kriz traded the guitar for the accordion and started learning to play it while singing her favorite country songs. As a once bullied student, this was very good for Kriz's self confidence and self worth. Her music teacher asked her to sing and play for her class mates and they looked at her from a new perspective when they saw her talent and passion for music. Kriz made her first public performance at age 12. After that, she was a much sought after entertainer at social functions in her area, performing not only classic country cover songs but songs she wrote herself. She wrote her first country song at the age of 13.
Kriz has played in various country music constellations since she was 15. She was part of a band in Sundsvall, Sweden called Kriztina & The Kriztars and they played the local market there and in Norway. After moving back to the area where she grew up, she started a band of her own and they played at venues all over Sweden. That band was Kriztina Åhs & Countryfied.
Kriz Rogers has produced and released two albums with 17 of her 300+ original songs in the name “Kriztina Åhs & Countryfied”. The albums are called “Kriztinacountry” and “Roads”. Both have been very well received and given great reviews in Sweden, for example in the magazine Kountry Korral and the online magazine Countrywood and the songs are being played on radio stations all over the world. The song “Singing My Blues Away” reached #15 on European Country Music Association's chart in 2009 and #1 on the Swedish Närradiolistan on Folkradion and the song “Roads” was on the Scandinavian owned and European distributed Mr. Music’s release 1-2009. Kriz has performed at major country music festivals in Sweden like Duved, Lingbo and Vemdalen and she and her band also played with the American Rockabilly artist greats Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony and Rip Masters when they visited Sweden in 2008. She was a nominated for the title Sweden's Best Traditional Country Music Artist in 2008. After moving to Tennessee, USA in 2009, she has among other performances had the honor of singing at tribute shows in Nashville for Jerry Foster and Dallas Frazier. Those tribute shows also featured the country greats David Ball, Marty Raybon, Karen Wheeler and June Stearns. "I feel very honored and blessed to have been a part of those shows", she says.
The label Colt Records in Nashville has released two singles of Kriz's and their first release was the single "Memoryville". It is a 4/4 shuffle written by the legendary songwriter Glenn D. Tubb, who among other songs has written the hits "Skip A Rope", "Two Story House" and Home Of The Blues".
Their second single release is "Neon Lights And Steel Guitars", a song written by Kriz Rogers and Lonnie Ratliff. Kriz also produced it along with Danny Dunn, who for many years toured playing steel guitar for Charley Pride.
There are two independently released songs by Kriz Rogers, and they are "The Light That's Leading Towards Tomorrow" and the Christmas classic "Silent Night". In Kriz's version she sings it in three different languages including English, Swedish and the original German. As a poet, Kriz has been awarded Featured Poem of The Month at Festival for Poetry for her "A Poem To A Child", which she wrote for her first grand daughter's Christening Ceremony.
Ever since Kriz moved to the US, she has worked at honing her craftsmanship as a songwriter as a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International - NSAI. Her songs "The Wings Of Love" and "Midnight Memories" have been performed at NSAI functions to appreciative audiences, and she performs regularly at Nashville Songwriter's Nights and has gone through NSAI's Credential Program. Kriz is recognized as a Nashville songwriter to watch on their list.
Besides having a heart that beats very strongly for nature and she wears pink from time to time to honor her mom, who is a breast cancer survivor, Kriz Rogers' Spiritual faith is strong and she has recently started an Inspirational Outreach called "Songs of His Love Music Ministry" with the purpose of connecting people to feel God's love. Kriz loves spending time in nature and the Nashville area parks and is a supporting member of The Nature Conservancy and Arbor Day Foundation.