Born in Idaho, raised in Utah, Christensen’s life has been defined by music. He first situated himself behind the piano at age two; later, during his pre-teen years he began mastering the guitar and developing his songwriting chops. More recently, Christensen was a member of the rock band, Jerrytown, and currently holds membership in the bluegrass project, The Lower Lights. His distinctive tone and unmistakable sound wowed judges on season nine of NBC’s The Voice, where he earned a “four chair turn” at his blind audition with his rendition of Tom Waits’ “Downtown Train.”
Christensen has also established himself as a much sought-after producer, splitting time between Nashville, Los Angeles, and Utah. He is currently working on a new solo project to be released in early 2016, the follow-up to his previous effort, Highway Lines.
Carnival’s Courtney Gregg comments, “Dustin possesses an unmatched talent, accentuated with an effortless vocal delivery and keen lyrical and melodic sensibilities. His musical ability is paired with an unrelenting work ethic. We are extremely charged and humbled to have him at Carnival.”
Christensen says of signing, “I’m excited to be working with a publishing company that truly cares about writing good songs and that feels like home. When I was choosing which publishing company to go with, Carnival felt like a good fit right away.”