"Be different, stand out, and work your tail off," are the words 18 year old Katie Knight lives by. A quote made famous by one of her idols, Reba McEntire, for which she not only shares her vivacious spirit but signature red hair.
"I love singing, playing the guitar and writing music," shares Katie. This comes as no surprise to anyone. The tenacious teen has been entertaining most of her life. In fact, she began singing solos at her church when she was just 4 years old! Katie's performances are marked by her youthful vigor and raw talent. She takes her audiences on a musical journey with heartfelt Patty Loveless covers including "Chains" and "Blame it on Your Heart" to catchy originals like "Girl Like That" and "This Ain't A Heartbreak Song."
Katie who sounds like a mixture of Miranda Lambert meets Lee Ann Womack, grew up in Farmerville, Louisiana. A small town north of Monroe, listening and singing along to artists like Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, The Commodores, KC & The Sunshine Band, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates, Elvis Presley, Los Lonely Boys, Merle Haggard, and of course Reba.
Her journey into music would forever change at the tender age of 8. With her birthday money, young Katie bought her first guitar and started lessons less than 3 weeks later. That same year she began expanding her performances into the local nursing home and as a guest at other churches near her hometown. At age 14, Katie told her parents she wanted to hone her talent and take singing lessons. As a Christmas gift, Katie's parents took her to Music City, Nashville, TN for her first lesson with vocal coach and music industry insider Dave Brooks. Upon Brooks' recommendation, Katie recorded her first 5-song EP less than 5 months later.
Katie has released two full length albums, "Color Outside The Lines" and her latest album release "Girl Like That" that features 14 songs that you are sure to enjoy!