Kris Howell was born and raised in Athens, Alabama. At age four he first tickled the ivory of a old yamaha piano played by his father. By fourteen Kris was the full time musician at his dad's church, and taught over a dozen piano students. In 2002 Howell was introduced to making beats and recording vocals. A Combination of networking and curiosity soon took him to Houston, Texas. There he played for Billy Cook and received the name Kris KeyZ. Now at 27 years old and perhaps approaching his prime Howell started his own business Kris KeyZ Productions in Austin, Texas. In it's inaugural year KeyZ joined Courtney Sanchez Unified Theory Band Tour, sold and produced over 100 original tracks, established a team of more than 50 artist, songwriters, and producers, plus releasing 'THE GENESIS' summer 2009, his first fully produced Compilation featuring 25 various artists from Central Texas and Oklahoma. CEO Kris KeyZ is clearly becoming a young entrepreneur/business man. His Production Company plans to release a Gospel Compilation, Jazz Album, and Hip-Hop/R&B Compilation all in 2009. The talented Songwriter/Composer/Musician/Producer is for sure destined for greatness.