Katelyn Tarver Inks Deal

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CA Staff
Nov 7, 2005

Sixteen year-old Glennville, Georgia native Katelyn Tarver has inked a recording agreement wth New York-based record label TC Music. Her high energy pop debut Wonderful Crazy features songs written and produced by Mattias Gustafsson (Backstreet Boys) and Kevin Savigar (Josh Gracin, Rod Stewart), as well as popular Christian recording artist Scott Krippayne who wrote the title track.

Katelyn was a finalist on the hit FOX TV series American Idol Juniors, performing to an audience of over 35 million people and earning praise from celebrity judges like Deborah Gibson, Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight and host Ryan Seacrest. After the show, Katelyn returned to Georgia and began recording demos and performing numerous concerts in the southeastern part of the United States. She was signed to TC Music in the summer of 2004, after one of those demos found it's way to TC Music label head Tom Bradley.

"When my wife Concett and I saw Katelyn perform for the first time, we just looked at each other and said, 'She's got it!'" says Bradley. "Katelyn has that rare combination. She has the talent, beauty and personality of a star but the humility and compassion that you would look for in your best friend."

In the past year, Katelyn has been featured in a variety of print ads and television commercials including Conair and VH1, and can be seen as “Barbie” in the upcoming feature film The Barbie Diaries based on the popular Mattel toy. Katelyn spent the summer co-headlining the 2005 Camplified Tour with Epic Records recording artist Nikki Flores, and she’s also been touring the country in recent months performing at major venues with such artists as Jesse McCartney, Hope Partlow, Jeff Foxworthy, Skye Sweetham, and American Idol alumni Bo Bice and Kimberly Locke. Katelyn has also signed with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency (New York), Abrams Artist Management and Val’s Artist Management for print, on-camera and commercial vocal representation.

Major marketing and a promotional tour will keep Katelyn occupied well into 2006. On November 22nd, Katelyn will be in Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the American Music Awards, and she walked the red carpet at last month's world premiere of the latest VeggieTales DVD The Lord of the Beans in Nashville. Katelyn traveled to Dallas last week to meet with executives at Radio Disney and taped interview segments for the network. The title track "Wonderful Crazy" will be worked to multiple radio formats with a music video shot before year's end. Katelyn will also be featured in numerous teen and entertainment-related publications including Super Model Unlimited and American Cheerleader Magazine. Recent television appearances include FamilyNet's daily talk show At Home Live, CBS 11 News This Morning (Dallas), Live at 5 (Knoxville), Mid Morning Live (Savannah) and more. Promotional stops in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Nashville are planned for November.

Wonderful Crazy will be released November 8, 2005 by TC Music, with distribution through Sumthing Distribution and major one-stops including Alliance and Baker & Taylor.

For more information, contact Brian Mayes at Nashville Publicity Group, (615) 417-8149 or brian@nashvillepublicity.com.

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Katelyn Tarver CD Review