Karen Waldrup

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Karen Waldrup

New Orleans native, Karen Waldrup, is a triple threat musician, songwriter and recording artist known for her thrilling performances and bold style of country music.

In 2017, Karen exploded on social media, going from less than 20,000 followers to nearly 440,000 followers in just under 1 year through her visionary and innovative strategies including the success of her Waldrup Wednesday videos which have had more than 155 million views. She is a modern day cyber-success with fans all over the world who are engaged with her every week. Karen's "nostalgically new" country music transcends musical style and allows her to capture fans globally on a daily basis.

Waldrup recently won 3 Nashville Independent Music Awards for Best Live Country Performer, Best Video and Best Solo Female Country Artist and she also landed an original song in the motion picture 'Scales: Mermaids are Real'. The video for her 2016 song "I Got That Kind of Time" spent 5 weeks at #1 and 12 weeks in the top 5 on CMT. Her “Trashy Crashed the Party” video stayed in the top 3 for 5 weeks straight.

Karen appeared on Bravo TV’s Platinum Hit with hosts Jewel & Kara Diaguardi, and had music featured on Bravo TV’s reality series My Fab 40. She was a Nashville Rising Star finalist in 2015 and was previously named a GAC Top 25 Songwriter. Karen has been featured on NASCAR ESPN LIVE, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII and hundreds of other outlets worldwide.

Look for Karen’s new album, Justified, produced by Garth Fundis, in 2018. The first single from the new record, “Warm In Your Sunshine”, charted in the Top 100 on the Billboard Country Chart in September 2017.

“Every once in a while 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