My name is Katelyn McCarter and I am 25 years old from Petersburg, Virginia. Ever since I can remember, I have been singing and entertaining for many types of events. God has blessed me with a singing ability and music skills that I am eternally grateful for. In return, I have focused my music career around God and he has blessed me beyond my wildest imagination. I am a highly focused singer and committed to singing for God and also for peoples’ enjoyment.
At the age of eight, my mom and dad decided to put me in piano and voice lessons. I can say that I loved doing both but singing was the best part of going to lessons! From the age of eight to nineteen, I received over fifteen music achievements in piano and voice studies and have placed first and second in music festivals for voice. Not only did my parents focus my life on music growing up, but they also put me in dance lessons from age two to nineteen. While in high school, I was involved with singing in show choirs, theater and many other activities.
While attending music school at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011, I went to Nashville to record my first single “Free From Me” with Producers Jim Cooper from Christian band “Petra” and Tommy Collier who produced Katy Perry. From there on, my music career has been a steady, ascending climb.
In October of 2012, I signed as the Flagship Recording Artist for Record Label Dreamin’ Out Loud Entertainment from Kansas City, Missouri owned by Arthur Payne III. We are in the process of recording my first album in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy award winner Producer Jonathan Crone and Creative Soul Records.
In December of 2012, I graduated from the Music Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. At this music school, I was trained to sing operatically in German, Italian, French and English. Although this style of singing is not how I professionally sing, I believe this music approach made me a more developed singer and more experienced musician. I received much knowledge in music theory, composition, conducting, lyric diction and vocal training. I have performed in many productions with select choral groups and opera performances.
In recent news, besides recording my album in Nashville, I was nominated by the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) for Christian Female Vocalist of the Year and Christian Entertainer of the Year! My label was also nominated for Label of the Year! This is an amazing opportunity for us. It is only the beginning of my career and it is already starting to pay off! I am so gracious to God for being so wonderful and faithful to me.
I can honestly say I live my dream everyday with singing and I give God all the glory for the success he has given me. I am honored to live the life I do and I wake up every day wanting to do this more and more. I believe I was put here on earth to sing and bring people to God though my passion of singing. He has been gracious to me and as I continue this journey with him, I know there are many great things to come!
I want everything that God wants for me and I will never stop giving him all the glory- Katelyn McCarter
The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him- Exodus 15:2.