Country singer/songwriter and innovative entrepreneur Karen Waldrup has captivated audiences all over the world through her charismatic live performances, authenticity online and off, and her nostalgically new style of country music.
Waldrup's debut album Justified, produced by award winning Garth Fundis (known for his work with Trisha Yearwood, Alabama, etc) and funded solely through fans via an Indiegogo campaign, debuted on four Billboard's album charts including Country Album Sales, Heatseekers, Heatseekers South Central and Independent Albums. The song "Sometimes He Does," was included in Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 10 Country and Americana songs of the week. Music Row icon Robert Oermann included it as the "Disc of The Day," adding Waldrup is a "real deal country singer."
Waldrup is the subject of the popular weekly online series "Waldrup Wednesday" on Country Rebel's Facebook page after having her cover of Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" go viral with over 35 million views. Since the viral hit, her videos have been viewed over 250 million times.
Earlier this year, Waldrup won the Keith Whitley Fingerprint on Country Music Torch Award and last year, she scored four Nashville Industry Music Awards including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Live Country Performance and Best Country Solo Artist Female.
Waldrup has been on the road playing sold-out shows from London to Atlanta this year and everywhere in between.
She has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Hallmark Channel, Bravo TV, NASCAR ESPN LIVE, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII, CMT and hundreds of other outlets world wide.
Karen is a BMI songwriter, a member of The Recording Academy and is partnered with Mission of Hope: Haiti. Catch Karen and the band at a show sometime & check out her viral music videos online!
“Every once in awhile an artist and songwriter comes along that needs no coaching or advice, the world just needs to hear and see them. That is Karen.” - Bart Heribson, Executive Director, NSAI