Kalie Shorr

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Kalie Shorr
Birth nameKalianne Frances Shorr
Born (1994-07-11) July 11, 1994 (age 28)
Portland, Maine[1]
GenresCountry, rock, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin
Years active2009–present
Labelstmwrk [2]

Kalie Shorr (born July 11, 1994) is an American rock and country music singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2016, her debut single "Fight Like a Girl" began to receive national attention and airplay on the SiriusXM radio station The Highway. She released her debut album, Open Book on September 27, 2019.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Shorr grew up in Portland, Maine. She wrote her first song at age 6, and picked up the guitar for the first time at age 13.[1] Shorr began posting covers of popular songs on YouTube when she was 13.[4] She was also in a couple of bands, including a Nirvana Cover-band, back in Middle and High school. She visited Nashville for the first time when she was sixteen, and when she was 19, she moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.[1] On March 30, 2020, Shorr announced via Twitter, that she had recently been diagnosed with COVID-19.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2010, she was the Southern Maine winner of Maine's Got Talent.[6] Celebrity Blogger and now friend, Perez Hilton took notice of Shorr's covers and original songs on YouTube, and invited her to perform at his birthday party in March 2012, opening for the Backstreet Boys.[7] In March 2014, Shorr became involved in a weekly live show, Song Suffragettes, featuring only female singer-songwriters. Shorr has continued performing in the show almost every week since then, and was the first artist highlighted by Taste of Country for their Let The Girls Play campaign.[8] Her YouTube covers continue to be successful, as did her cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," highlighted by Popdust."[9] In February 2015, she released an EP full of demos she had recorded over her time in Nashville, named The Nashville Sessions.[10] In 2016, her single "Fight Like a Girl" began to receive airplay on Sirius XM The Highway, and she released her debut mixtape, The Y2K Mixtape, heavily inspired by the 2000s.[1] In May, she signed a publishing deal with the publishing company Writerslist.[11] Shorr released her second single, titled "He's Just Not That into You" on September 30, 2016.[12] Shorr released a five-song EP, Slingshot, in March 2017 and told Sounds Like Nashville that the project combined pop and country sounds to reflect, "huge part of my sound and how I identify myself."[13]

Shorr released her debut album Open Book on September 27, 2019. The album was named the seventh best album of 2019 by The New York Times.[14] She signed with New York-based tmwrk records in October, 2020. A reissue of her debut record Open Book, titled Open Book: Unabridged was released on December 4, 2020 under her new label.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Open Book
  • Release date: September 27, 2019
  • Label: Unsigned
Open Book: Unabridged
  • Release date: December 4, 2020
  • Label: tmwrk

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
The Nashville Sessions
  • Release date: 2015
  • Label: Unsigned
The Y2k Mixtape[15]
  • Release date: March 13, 2016
  • Label: Unsigned
Slingshot
  • Release date: March 11, 2017
  • Label: Unsigned
Awake
  • Release date: January 26, 2018
  • Label: Unsigned

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2012 "Cloud 9"
2016 "Fight Like a Girl" The Y2k Mixtape
2016 "He's Just Not That Into You" Slingshot – EP
2017 "Nothin New" Slingshot – EP
2018 "Two Hands" Awake – EP
2018 "Candy" Awake – EP
2019 "Lullaby" Open Book
2019 "F U Forever" Open Book
2020 "My Voice" Open Book: Unabridged
2020 "Lying To Myself" Open Book: Unabridged

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"Reazon 2 Rhyme"[16] 2016 Ben Shorr Live & Direct

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
2016 "Fight Like a Girl"
"He's Just Not That Into You"
2018 "Two Hands"
2019 "Awake (Country Mix)"
"Awake (Pop Mix) ft. Jonny Brenns"
"Lullaby"
2020 "Escape"
"My Voice"

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "#LetTheGirlsPlay: Kalie Shorr Knows What It Takes to Break". Taste of Country.
  2. ^ a b "Kalie Shorr Inks Label Deal With Tmwrk Records". Horton Group.
  3. ^ Dukes, Billy. "REVIEW: Kalie Shorr's 'Open Book' Is Not for the Timid". Taste of Country.
  4. ^ "Kalie Shorr". Kalie Shorr.
  5. ^ Day, Nate (March 30, 2020). "Country singer Kalie Shorr announces coronavirus diagnosis". Fox News.
  6. ^ "About Kalie Shorr". CMT.
  7. ^ "Maine musician Kalie Shorr performs on 207".[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Song Suffragettes Provides Boost for Young Female Country Artists in Nashville". Billboard. December 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "This Country Cover Of Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Will Make You A Believer".
  10. ^ ""The Nashville Sessions" Autographed EP". Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kalie Shorr Signs Publishing Deal With Writerslist". May 6, 2016.
  12. ^ Dukes, Billy. "Kalie Shorr, 'He's Just Not That Into You' [Listen]". Taste of Country.
  13. ^ "Kalie Shorr Uses Girl Power and Clever Songwriting to Guide Her New EP, 'Slingshot'". Sounds Like Nashville. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Best Albums of 2019". New York Times.
  15. ^ "The Y2k Mixtape". Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Live & Direct by Ben Shorr". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved October 30, 2016.