Katelyn Tarver
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Katelyn Tarver

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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Wonderful Crazy- Independent Release in 2005
Radio airplay on Radio Disney and Radio KOL



The story reads eerily familiar, a small town girl sets her eyes on the stars and captures the attention of a music mogul best known for launching the careers of some of this centuries biggest pop-stars. Katelyn Tarver is not a fairy princess but it appears her carriage has arrived.

In the small friendly town of Glennville, Georgia, Katelyn Tarver grew up in a home filled with music. Her mother was a member of the church choir and her father is an avid southern blues guitarist. As Katelyn tells it, "There was always music in our life, the church, the house and always the car radio." At an early age, Katelyn taught herself "the feel" and "interpretation" of music and before long was developing her own distinctive style.

Eager to perform for a larger audience, the Tarver's traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2003 to audition for American Idol Juniors. Katelyn's talent left the producers speechless and she was immediately awarded a spot on the show. Katelyn received tremendous critical praise from judges Deborah Gibson and legendary pop vocalist Gladys Knight, all the while building a solid fan-base each week as one of the show's top ten finalists. Upon Katelyn's return to Georgia, she began recording demos and performing numerous shows at the encouragement of the Idol judges and fans.

Katelyn worked for three years touring the country and winning the attention of every audience she met. While out on the road with the Jonas Brothers in the Fall 2007, Katelyn caught the eye of manager Johnny Wright and soon after secured a management contract and an invitation to join the ranks of some of the biggest names in the business. Katelyn’s path to her dreams hasn’t always been a clear one but with a strong foundation in place, her future appears more promising then ever.