From: TN, United States
Genre: Country, Gospel/Bluegrass, Americana
Katie Renea grew up a true coal miners daughter in a small town in Paw Paw, Kentucky.
Like her mother, she would sing for anybody that would listen.
She is one of eight children and grew up in a musical household with mom at the helm.
Katie's father and mother played the banjo, guitar, and fiddle in Gospel,Bluegrass,Country styles and original songs. By the age of 10 she would be singing at church every Sunday. By the age of 16 she won her first talent contest in Hurley, Virginia. After a long hiatus from singing she has gone through a re-igniting of her performance career with a fervor and passion that has sparked a local and International sensation. Katie actively participates in charity events for American Cancer Society as well as others.
Katie's current talent contest awards as vocalist and songwriter are:
2007- Colgate Country Showdown 1st place
2007- National Talent Quest 1st place semi-finals
2005- Female vocalist Regional Competetion
for Florida Country music Association.
2004- State Competition Florida Country Music Association Song of the Year
2004- State Competition Florida Country Music Association Senior Country Duo
2004- Broward County Florida Country Music Association Female Vocalist Countryand Gospel
2003- Broward County Florida Country Music Association Female Vocalist Country and Gospel
2003- Broward County Runner up in Country Dou
2003- Broward County Runner up in Gospel Trio
2003- State Competition Florida Country Music Association Country Female Vocalist
2003- State Competition Florida Country music Association Runner-Up Gospel
2003- State Competition Florida Country Music Association Song of the Year
2002- Broward County Florida Country Music Female Vocalist Country and Gospel ** All 2003 and 2004 songs performed in these competitions were original material.
Katie's favorite artists include Patsy Cline, Celine Dion, Travis Tritt, Etta James, Tanya Tucker,Dolly Parton,Norah Jones, and many others.
She keeps busy with a full performance schedule at several venues in South Florida. Her song catalog includes many styles such and Gospel.
With her love of performing, Katie sings with emotion like no other.
As a songwriter she writes crystal clear lyrics with pure passion and conviction.
As the world awaits, Katie has arrived!!!