Though artist Karen McCormick began singing her in church and school choirs, it wasn’t until she was riding in the car with her father listening to Taylor Swift’s song Tim McGraw when she realized that music was her passion. Begging her father for a guitar at the age of 13, Karen began writing and producing her own songs.
Finding songwriting to be therapeutic as well as a way to think through a tough situation, Karen hopes her music reflects real emotions and is relatable to her audience. Karen’s style is contemporary. By creating songs which combine aspects of both the country and pop genres, Karen wants to introduce fans who only listen to pop music to country music and vice versa.
This Friday Karen will release her new single Just a Song, which recognizes a song’s ability to reflect different meanings on different people. The idea for the song came from attending a Song Suffragettes show in Nashville, where Karen currently lives. Inspired by the talent and passion of her fellow female artists, Karen wrote Just a Song in just four hours. Hosting a release party this Thursday, Karen wants to remind those who have influenced and supported her throughout her musical journey. By the end of the year Karen plans to release her debut EP and tour across the country.
So follow Karen’s journey by finding her on social media at @KarenLMcCormick and on her website at http://karenmccormickmusic.com/ and preorder Just a Song here.
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began Next Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at email@example.com