Our next CMA Fest Artist Spotlight is the lovely Karen Waldrup. While watching her on stage at Alley Taps, I was impressed with her stage presence. Not only did she command the entire audience, she wowed them with her vocals and personality. Even her guitar has a special personality that drew me in.
During our conversation backstage, I asked Waldrup to bring out her guitar to show everyone. This is no ordinary guitar. Watch our conversation now to learn the amazing story behind it. I am so glad I was drawn to it, as the story we got was definitely a fun one. Be sure to check out her website as well. Here is a sneak peek of her bio (taken from her website) below.
“New Orleans native, Karen Waldrup, is one of Nashville's newest and brightest stars to burst on the music scene. She's a triple threat musician, songwriter and recording artist, but live performances are her passion.
For the last several years, Waldrup has been touring full time and sharing the stage with artists such as Clay Walker, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana, Josh Thompson and Terri Clark. In addition to playing all over the US, she has traveled to Ireland, Belize, Switzerland, Honduras and Guatemala to perform. Waldrup's vocals demand attention and her poised stage presence makes for a monumental show.
Karen appeared on Bravo TV's 'Platinum Hit' with hosts Jewel & Kara DioGuardi, and has music featured on Bravo TV's reality show My Fab 40. She's played shows for NASCAR ESPN LIVE, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII, the world famous Bluebird Cafe and Tootsies Orchid Lounge as well as songwriter festivals across the US. Her latest single 'Trashy Crashed the Party' premiered on CMT at #3 and stayed in the top 3 on CMT Pure Pack for 5 weeks straight.
Her new EP Getaway is an electrifying project that truly captures her love for traveling and takes the listener on a musical journey of their own. Karen Waldrup is an electrifying artist with enough ambition and drive to become a household name.”
If you have not followed Waldrup on social media yet, please do so now. Download her latest EP Getaway. She is fun, entertaining and will have you singing along to her songs in no time. Enjoy. ~Missy