Kirsti Manna Warner
Kirsti Manna’s 6 week Billboard #1 smash hit, “Austin,” introduced Blake Shelton (of NBC’s The Voice) to country radio. She is also the co-publisher with her company Kirsti Mannasongs on this smash hit. She’s also the co-writer/co-publisher for Big & Rich’s rockin’ hit, “Loud” (WB/Nashville) which was the theme song for CMT’s show Gone Country. Artists such as the 80’s pop star Tiffany, Gretchen Wilson (Sony/Nashville), Colt Prather (Sony/Nashville), Cowboy Crush (Curb/Nashville), Australian artists Christie Lamb, Amber Lawrence, and many others have released Kirsti’s songs. Her songs have been heard around the world in such places as CMT, ESPN, Gayle King’s Grammy Special, The Tonight Show, The David Letterman Show, Friday Night Lights, and Dance Wars.
Known as the go-to person for inspirational information, she empowers girls and women to find their creative voice. In 2008, Kirsti launched “Songwriter Girl” and “Songwriter Girl Camps” (www.songwritergirl.com). Kirsti has hosted events in such places as Germany, Los Angeles, Alaska, and Florida to name a few.
Kirsti’s latest project is her new podcast, KIRSTIcast, a weekly show that helps girls and women everywhere stay inspired in their daily lives and work.
Besides being a Nashville-based songwriter/publisher, she’s an actress with numerous credits that include creating and starring in her own national children’s TV show, “Kirsti’s Manor” viewed by 34 million homes.
Kirsti and her husband, Bill Warner, were also featured as a music biz power couple in the quirky mockumentary “Paper Heart,” released in 2009.
Kirsti is a keynote speaker and dynamic performer. As part of the duo "You've Got a Friend - the music of Carole King and James Taylor,” she headlined with symphonies in performing arts centers and venues throughout the US and Canada.
She recently finished her first musical called “Another Round” with co-writing partners Julie Forester (Starstruck) and writer/director Bill Feehely.
When she’s not writing songs or performing, Kirsti enjoys traveling with her husband, Bill Warner, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering as a master cat trapper for trap/neuter/release projects in Nashville, TN.