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Nearly five years ago, Katie Quick was leading a double life. By day, she was a 6th grade teacher in the inner city Chicago Public Schools. But by night, she was singing Sugarland covers with her band and dreaming of country music stardom. Her students loved hearing about her music, so she brought her guitar and sang for them on Fridays, offering mini-concerts as a reward for good attendance, behavior, and academics. Despite the immense success and joy it brought to her students, she was put on probation for using music in the classroom and told her “music would never pay the bills.” A blessing in disguise some say because she left the classroom at the end of that year and decided to not only follow her dream, but to SHOW her students that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
Katie has since achieved immense success as a Nashville-based country artist, recording two albums of her original music, touring internationally, and building up an incredible network of fans through self-promotion and strong use of social media. She has appeared on hundreds of television networks and radio stations including GAC, CMT, NBC, ABC, and WGN, in addition to winning numerous contests like the CMT Country Strong Competition, US99.5 Talent Contest, and most recently named a finalist in the international John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Country music skeptics and critics alike have fallen head over heels for her unique brand of crossover country/pop. In fact, her debut album was hailed “a masterpiece…intriguing, captivating, and compelling,” by Maverick Magazine, one of the world’s leading country music publications. She garnered even bigger and better reviews with the release of her latest self-produced album, Valley Between Love. In fact, CountryChart.com expects her to have “a meteoric rise on the country charts…similar to that of Lady Antebellum,” and says, “she has the vocal chops to take on the divas of country music.”
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