Katlyn Lowe is a force to be reckoned with. A talented singer, performer, and songwriter who exudes a measure of honesty and confidence that makes her a unique and undeniable fixture on Nashville’s emerging country landscape. Lowe’s self-penned, spirited debut radio single, “Rise Up” charted at an impressive #69 on country radio’s Music Row charts in 2018 and her sophomore single, “Wild,” rose to #44 on the charts just prior to the release of her debut album, Chasing Tomorrow. The release of her current single, “Last Time,” is being supported with Lowe visiting radio throughout the country into 2020.
The HK & J Recording artist’s debut album was recorded in Nashville, at Historic RCA Studio C on Music Row, and produced by Jim Della Croce and Eddie Gore along with a host of top session musicians including: George Marinelli, Billy Thomas, Glen Worf, Joe Spivey, Bill Lloyd, Eric Montgomery, Nathan Dugger (all who have played and/or recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, the Time Jumpers and Maren Morris or recorded as solo artists).
Lowe was born in Rochester, New York but came of age in Jacksonville, Florida where she began writing songs at age 12 and quickly became known as a strong contender in local singing competitions. While working as a waitress and pre-school teacher, she landed the opportunity to open for Sunny Sweeny–an experience that would instill in her the confidence and drive to pursue her goal of country music stardom.
The budding songwriter moved to Nashville and cut her teeth in the dive bars and honky-tonks of Music City legend. While honing her writing skills, Lowe released a self-titled EP in December of 2017 alongside the single “My Heart Ain’t Free.” “Songwriting for me is like a diary,” Lowe explains, “and everyone lives their own unique story.” For Lowe that story ends up sounding like a distinct blend of homegrown authenticity and what she calls “country sass.” It’s a combination that draws the listener in from the opening lines of a recording and makes her live performance a dynamic, must-see experience..
Lowe admits that she can become stir crazy when she’s been away from the stage for too long. “You can’t control what happens in a live show,” she says with a smile that makes it abundantly clear that Lowe thrives on the spontaneity of crowd interaction and a live mic. Lowe is also aware that she will likely be seen as a role model and carries herself with an air of confidence that she describes as “not taking any guff...in a classy way.”
When she’s not on Lower Broadway jumping on stage for an impromptu set, at one of Nashville’s famed honky-tonks, Lowe lends her talents to Musicians on Call, an organization that connects musicians and performers with people undergoing treatment in area hospitals. Lowe finds her visits to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital “gratifying” and modestly characterizes her contribution, “Music can do so much good for people.”
What’s undeniably clear about Katlyn Lowe is her profound appreciation for music and the absolute joy she brings to the pursuit. “I have something inside me that I can’t even explain, an inner drive,” she says, “I never envisioned myself doing anything else,” and if her driving talent is any indication, she’ll never have to.
Lowe is surrounded by a team of Nashville music industry pros with full management, label services, publicity, radio and video promotion, social media and tour support. She maintains a steady writing and performing schedule and has written and/or co-written four of the songs on her upcoming debut album, Chasing Tomorrow.