7. Keep It Real
there was another reason for heading to nashville…i love country music. always have. i clogged as a kid and fell in love with the heart behind the music and how great it made me feel. it was honest and authentic…just how i wanted to be.
i knew from my parents that success required hard work. no pain, no gain. so I enrolled in the commercial music program at belmont university. getting my commercial vocal performance degree at belmont challenged me as a songwriter and gave me amazing performance opportunities that expanded my musical influences and stretched me vocally throughout many genres. those influences are most definitely heard in my music today.
creating a moment through voice and song is my focus…which is why i’m so proud to be a country artist and a songwriter. whether it’s something i’ve personally experienced, a story i’ve heard, a groovy guitar lick or simply a new idea, i am moved to write a song and make music. it is simply who i am! i want my songs and my music to inspire those who are chasing their dreams and those who haven’t realized their dreams yet. this desire is what led me to make an album with a collection of my songs that truly encompass all of my goals as both a singer and songwriter. an album of my heart.
i have just finished my debut album, “i get back up!” with producer vince emmett and it is more than i ever dreamed it could be. i have already been fortunate enough to have my single, “get back up!” played on 100.5 WSSL and 92.5 WESC in greenville, south carolina and on 98.7 CAT country and 88.1 WUWF in pensacola, florida. just when i thought things couldn’t get better, i released my album in upstate south carolina walmart stores. i have had the unbelievable opportunity to perform live shows and signings at these stores and i am currently slotted to perform as the guest artist at many of their grand re-opening shows! i have been overwhelmed and elated at the response so far, and i can’t wait to hear everyone’s response to the entire album! i am so excited to share my sound of country soul with the world; and i am especially looking forward to everyone hearing “i get back up!” hope you love it…
“I’ve been knocked down, walked on, kicked around, lost, found…brought down to my knees; but I get back up!”
Everyone of us has been at rock bottom at some point in our lives. Everyone of us has felt so low, that the only place to go is up. But I think the craziest part of all, is that while everyone of us has been in those moments, and everyone of us knows what it feels like; we always seem to feel like we are completely alone and that nobody understands how we feel in those hard times.
My goal, is to share the “get back up” stories of the world. Whether it is my own story of overcoming adversity or someone else’s; my desire, is that by being courageous enough to share our stories we will help someone else get back up from their lowest and hardest place. More importantly, people won’t feel alone! Imagine how each of us would have felt if in our lowest moments we would’ve had that person to make us feel like we were not in it by ourselves.
Through get back up, I plan to provide a social media platform of positivity that will inspire, encourage and uplift anyone who wants to be a part of it of this movement. So please, stay tuned and keep checking back to KatieRogersMusic.com and Facebook.com/KatieRogersmusic in order to be a part of the “get back up” movement that will hopefully change your life and everyone else’s. Remember to keep it real and get back up!!!