Karen Lee Batten

Karen Lee Batten

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

"Karen-Lee is a talented artist with a killer voice and a sparkling, infectious personality... she's beautiful inside and out." - Dayna Bourgoin, Music Director CMT Canada
Karen Lee Batten is a 5 Time BC Country Female Vocalist of the Year recipient, a top 10 Canadian Idol Finalist and is releasing her 3rd full length album this spring.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 24, 2008

RE: Karen-Lee Batten Releases Debut Video "Hearts On The Run" On CMT

"Karen-Lee is a talented artist with a killer voice and a sparkling, infectious personality... she's beautiful inside and out."

- Dayna Bourgoin, Music Director CMT Canada

VANCOUVER: Karen-Lee Batten, Canada's, fastest rising independent female artist has proven that when a door closes a window opens, all you have to do is find the "YES". Thursday April 24th marks the official launch date of Karen-Lee's debut video "Hearts On The Run" on CMT Canada.

Independently filmed and funded, Karen-Lee along with good friend Trevor McWhinney, (producer, Needlefish Films), and Steve A. Adelson, (Director, The (2) Headed Monster), filmed the 2-day shoot in some of the BC's most beautiful coastal areas: Kits Beach, North Vancouver and Spanish Banks.

Shot July of Last year, Karen-Lee's debut video captures not only the beauty and talent she holds in a promising career, but expresses her time, dedication and energy she puts into every project.

" It has been such an amazing and humbling experience. To have this project come together and be so well accepted by CMT, radio and the fans it is unbelievable", says Karen-Lee.

"As an independent artist there tends to be some hoops and red tape you have to go through, but nothing drives me more then achieving my goals. I wanted to show how much I appreciate having everyone's help and support, so made the trip out to CMT and hand delivered the video. I guess this just proves that being stubbornness isn't all bad."

"Thanks to all my family, friends and fans, for continually supporting, believing and being apart my journey. This video is the best way I know how to show my appreciation." commented Karen-Lee.

"Hearts On The Run", debuts on CMT Canada Thursday Aprilth at 7:51 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. EST (4:51 a.m and 11:45 a.m. PST). Make sure you tune into your local radio station and request the single as it hits radio airwaves April 28th.

*2008- Released her 4th Single across Canada along with her debut CMT music Video
*2007/2006 – Released 3 singles across Canada, Opened for Emerson Drive, Big & Rich, Aaron Pritchett, Ian Tyson, Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, and Shane Yellowbird.
*2006 – BC Female Vocalist of the Year
*2005 – BC Female Vocalist of the Year
*2004 – BC Female Vocalist of the Year
*2003 - Rewarded with a BMG Gold Record from her recordings with Canadian Idol
*2003 – Beat out over 16,000 competitors to be in the top 11 Canadian Idol

For more information on this press release, or to request photo's, video footage or an interview please contact:

Kathalene Stearns, Manager

Phone: 250.590.9552



Quote to remember:

"If we all did the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."

- Thomas Edison



1) A Bitter End - 07 Written By: Deryl Dodd/Kenny Beard
2) One Day - 07 Written By: Craig Wiseman/Jeffrey Steele
3) Like I Would For You - 07 Written By: Lynda McKillip/ Ron Irving/ John Dexter
4) Hearts On The Run- 08 - with the release of Karen-Lee's first CMT Music Video

1)One Day ~ Single- radio airplay across Canada
2)Hearts On The Run ~ Current Single - Radio airplay across Canada
3)Nothin' But Love
5)What is Me
6)You Rockin' Me
7)Every Moment of My Life
8)Like I Would For You ~ Single-radio airplay across Canada
9)Paperback Dream
10)I Might Have Dreamt It
11)A Bitter End ~ Single-radio airplay across Canada

Set List

Performances can consist of 1 song to 4 sets of 45min, 3 sets of 45min and so on.


One Day ~ Single
Hearts On The Run
Nothin' But Love
What is Me
You Rockin' Me
Every Moment of My Life
Like I Would For You ~ Single
Paperback Dream
I Might Have Dreamt It
A Bitter End ~ Single


Something to Talk About- Bonnie Raitt
Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood
Suds In The Bucket- Sarah Evans
Let ‘Er Rip-Dixie Chicks
Not Ready to Make Nice- Dixie Chicks
Route 66- Nat King Cole
Boots- Nancy Sinatra
God Fearin Women -Martina McBride
Redneck Women- Gretchan Wilson
Mustang Sally- The Commitments
Anyway- Martina McBride
Goodbye Earl- Dixie Chicks
Like We Never Loved At All- Faith Hill
Some Days You've Got to Dance- Dixie Chicks
Proud Mary- Creedence Clearwater
Old Time Rock and Roll- Bob Seger
That's Alright- Elvis
Rock This Country- Shania Twain
Blackbird- John Lennon
Crazy- Patsy Cline
Chain Of Fools- Aretha Frankli