ABOUT KATIE

When I was a little girl, my parents would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Sometimes I wanted to be a teacher, and other times I wanted to be a Disney princess. But for as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of being an artist.

 

Growing up in a music-loving family, my childhood years were spent singing Aly & AJ songs in talent shows with my little sister and listening to my parents’ acapella group rehearse in my living room. I took piano lessons for nine years and taught myself to play the guitar in middle school. The first song I learned to play was “Tied Together With a Smile” by none other than Taylor Swift. Shortly after, my dad and I made a deal: if I finished writing a song, he would buy me the next Twilight book. And that was how my first song “Happy Being Me” was born.

 

Throughout high school, I continued to write and perform my songs in talent shows, school assemblies, benefit concerts, and city festivals. I was introduced to music producers all over Southern California and spent many evenings after school in recording studios. A local record label even gave me the opportunity to release my original music, allowing me to work with a range of musicians and producers.

 

When it came time to apply to college, I knew exactly where I wanted to go—Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where the likes of Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, and Josh Turner had studied. So after high school, I moved across the country to study songwriting. During my time in Nashville, I met so many talented songwriters, artists, and musicians. I began to fine-tune my lyrics and melodies, and I learned more about the music industry than I ever could have imagined. In December of 2015, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Songwriting.

 

I’ve spent the last several years working in the entertainment industry and developing my career in music. It’s been a whirlwind, and I started to miss writing and recording songs as often as I used to.

 

This is why I am VERY excited to announce that my new EP "The Simple Things" is available now!

 

Thank you for supporting me in following my dreams (because we all know it’s pretty unlikely that I’ll ever be a Disney princess).

Love,

Katie

 

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