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|Origin||Wilmington, North Carolina, USA|
|Associated acts||Kellie Pickler, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks|
Karyn Rochelle (born in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American country music songwriter and vocalist. She began writing songs at the early age of 10 years old. At 19, she packed up her car and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Within one year, she garnered her first publishing deal, signing with Crutchfield Music Group. Prior to becoming a professional songwriter, Rochelle was a highly sought after demo singer, which lead to her stint as a background vocalist with Martina McBride, where she honed her writing chops and built an impressive catalog. Her credits include penning songs recorded by major artists George Jones, LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Milsap, Reba McEntire, LeeAnn Womack, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, and newcomer Sunny Sweeney, including several hit singles, such as "I Wonder", "Red High Heels", and "Don't You Know You're Beautiful" for Kellie Pickler, as well as "Georgia Rain" and "This Is Me You're Talking To" for Trisha Yearwood. "Georgia Rain" earned Rochelle a BMI award for being one of the most performed country songs of 2005. Rochelle even penned a minor hit R&B single, "One More Time", by Kenny G with Chanté Moore.
As of 2014, Rochelle has a deal as a songwriter with Nashville's Big Yellow Dog Music and is currently published by Major Bob Music Nashville. Her debut self-titled album was released September 2nd, 2014.
Rochelle was invited in early 2014 to open shows for Trisha Yearwood on her “Just Because” tour and was later been extended the invitation to open shows on the “Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” tour, kicking off September 2014.
- BMI Country Awards:Song List. BMI (October 4, 2006). Retrieved on 2008-05-23
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