Chris Kroeze’s Latest Single Is the ‘Same Ole’

Barron-based country singer pushes forward with new tune

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh |

Tuesday, October 22 at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
Chris Kroeze performed Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar in Eau Claire.

Chris Kroeze is back today with a brand new single called “Same Ole” – a high-energy summer send off that finds the talented country singer from Barron pushing through this year’s challenges, releasing new songs, and finding creative ways to reach fans.

Like every other artist on the planet, a crushing global pandemic hit Kroeze’s career just as he was hitting his post–The Voice stride. “What was looking to be our best yet, was wiped out overnight,” he said in a press release. “It’s forced us to get creative, and think outside the box a bit, and I couldn’t be happier with what we’ve learned along the way and the progress we’ve made.”

Kroeze’s been playing some private events and streaming shows here and there throughout 2020. He even proved his own 2019 lyric – “everything is better on a boat” – by performing on a pontoon for thousands of boating spectators.

So he’s kept busy, and “Same Ole” is the latest tool in his belt showing his tenacity and staying power as one of Wisconsin’s brightest country stars.

“I’m blessed to come from an area that has supported me and taken me to a level I never dreamed of, and that’s not something I take for granted,” Kroeze said. “No matter what the challenge, I’m going to do my best with every opportunity that comes my way and keep pushing forward!”

You can check out “Same Ole” on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and most streaming services.