“Kären McCormick will be a household name.”
– Lyric Magazine
Brazzaville, Congo native Kären (pronounced CAR-in) McCormick has always had a
passion for music. Growing up in the state of Washington, her father encouraged
her to join the church choir at a young age. She discovered her love for country
music at age eleven, after hearing Taylor Swift’s hit song “Tim McGraw” on the
radio. “Taylor’s voice echoed through my mind for the weeks to come and I
quickly became a fan, researching her music and story. When I learned that she
wasn’t much older than me and wrote her own songs, I started begging my father
for a guitar so I too could write my own music.”
After receiving a guitar for Christmas two years later, Kären was immediately
bitten by the songwriting bug and wrote her first love song in an hour and a half.
“The therapeutic relief I got from writing out my frustrated feelings and putting
them into a song was unlike any feeling I had – I was hooked.”
Kären began posting her performances on YouTube, catching the attention of
many new fans including NBC’s The Voice Season 3 runner-up Terry McDermott,
who invited her to be the opening act at his show. Country artist Walker Hayes
also asked Kären to perform with him on The Unapologetically Tour after seeing
her cover of “Halloween.” Her videos have since been viewed over 830,000 times.
Inspired by artists like Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill, Kären released her first
autobiographical single, “Just a Song,” in March 2018. It has already garnered
more than 15,000 streams and has been recognized by The Daily Country as “a
universal pop-country track which recalls a certain superstar.” Her sophomore
single, “We Were on Fire,” was released in August 2018 with rave reviews from
fans and press.
Kären is set to release her debut EP in the summer of 2019.
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