Country singer/songwriter and innovative entrepreneur Karen Waldrup has captivated audiences all over the world through her authenticity, charismatic live performances and her new styling of nostalgic (as well as modern) country music.
Waldrup's debut album JUSTIFIED, produced by multi-award winner Garth Fundis (known for his work with Trisha Yearwood and Alabama, among others) and funded solely through fan participation via an Indiegogo campaign, debuted on four of Billboard's Album Charts (Country Album Sales, Heatseekers, Heatseekers South Central and Independent Albums). "Sometimes He Does", one of the songs featured on JUSTIFIED, was promoted by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 10 Country and Americana songs of the week immediately following it's release. Music Row icon/reporter/reviewer Robert Oermann deemed the track a "Disc of The Day", adding that Waldrup is a "real deal country singer."
Karen has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Hallmark Channel, Bravo TV, Facebook Artist of the Day, NASCAR ESPN Live, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII, CMT and hundreds of other outlets world-wide.
In 2018, Karen scored four Nashville Industry Music Awards including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Live Country Performer and Best Country Solo Artist Female. This year started with a bang for Karen when she won the "2019 Torch Award" from the Keith Whitely Fingerprint on Country Music Awards.
2019 has found Waldrup on the road playing to sold-out shows in such cities as London, Atlanta, Knoxville, Dallas and beyond.
Waldrup currently hosts a weekly online series on Country Rebel's Facebook page entitled "Waldrup Wednesday". The show initially airs every Wednesday at 5PM CT and can be accessed on-demand anytime via Facebook and YouTube.
Waldrup is a BMI songwriter, a member of NARAS/The Recording Academy (the "Grammy" organization), the CMA and has partnered with Mission of Hope: Haiti.
Be sure to catch Karen and her band at a show & check out her music videos online. Her cover of Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" alone has over 35 million views and her catalogue of videos has over 300 million hits!