Katrina Elam

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Katrina Elam

Katrina Elam at the Maverick Saloon & Grill, Santa Ynez, California, January 14th, 2005
Background information
Birth nameKatrina Ruth Elam
Born(1983-12-12) December 12, 1983 (age 28)
OriginBray, Oklahoma, USA
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004–present
LabelsUniversal South
Black River Music Group
Associated actsCarrie Underwood
Websitehttp://www.katrinaelam.com/
 
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Katrina Elam

Katrina Elam at the Maverick Saloon & Grill, Santa Ynez, California, January 14th, 2005
Background information
Birth nameKatrina Ruth Elam
Born(1983-12-12) December 12, 1983 (age 28)
OriginBray, Oklahoma, USA
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004–present
LabelsUniversal South
Black River Music Group
Associated actsCarrie Underwood
Websitehttp://www.katrinaelam.com/

Katrina Ruth Elam (born December 12, 1983 in Bray, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Universal South Records in 2004, she released her self-titled debut album that year, charting in the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) with the No. 29 "No End in Sight" and the No. 59 "I Want a Cowboy". A third single, "Love Is", peaked at No. 47 from an unreleased second album Turn Me Up. Elam left the label in 2008.

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Early life

Elam was born in Bray, Oklahoma, population 1,035. She performed in a 4-H talent show at the age of 9. In 1998 she was named female vocalist of the year by the Oklahoma Country Music Association and the Oklahoma Opry. Elam received a publishing contract at the age of 16. In her senior year of high school, her mother home schooled her because of her busy writing and recording schedule.

Career

After completing high school, Katrina Elam moved to Nashville, TN, where she secured a contract with Universal South Records.[1] Jimmie Lee Sloas produced her first self-titled album, released on October 5, 2004. The album reached No. 42 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 33 on Top Heatseekers chart. The first single, “No End In Sight”, reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The follow-up single "I Want a Cowboy" reached No. 59 on the same chart. Elam also toured in 2004 with Keith Urban.

Elam later toured with Rascal Flatts to promote her unreleased second album, Turn Me Up. "Love Is," the first single released from the album, peaked at No. 47 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in 2006. Another single from the album, "Flat on the Floor," eventually peaking at No. 52.[2] Later in the year, Carrie Underwood did include a version of the track on her 2007 album Carnival Ride. Elam exited Universal South in 2008.[3] Elam also co-wrote the track "Change" on Underwood's 2009 album Play On. Reba McEntire covered "I Want a Cowboy" on her 2009 album Keep On Loving You. Elam also co-wrote "Easy", Rascal Flatts' collaboration with Natasha Bedingfield.

In late 2010, Elam was cast in a sequel to the 1992 film Pure Country, titled Pure Country 2: The Gift[4] Elam's "Dream Big" was released to radio in late 2010 and served as the lead single for the movie's soundtrack, which was released on February 8, 2011.

Discography

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart
positions
US Country
[5]
US
Heat

[6]
Katrina Elam4233
Pure Country 2: The Gift5544

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Country
[7]
2004"No End in Sight"29Katrina Elam
2005"I Want a Cowboy"59
2006"Love Is"47Turn Me Up (unreleased)
2007"Flat on the Floor"52
2010"Dream Big"Pure Country 2: The Gift (soundtrack)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

YearVideoDirector
2004"No End in Sight"Peter Zavadil
2006"Love Is"Trey Fanjoy

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