With captivating vocals that range from warm and sultry to gritty and unforgiving, Kathryn Dean tells the stories that are central to the human experience in a unique and clever way. Cognizant of the power of music, Kathryn pays great attention to the messages of her songs. She promotes not the pursuit of perfection, but rather the wisdom that comes with learning from mistakes and the power and strength that are earned every time defeat is transformed into victory.
Eager to share that message and perform her songs nationwide, Kathryn spent the last year touring with established acts including Anna Nalick, Howie Day, Tiffany and the iconic John Waite. She crisscrossed the mid west three times, the east coast twice, performed frequently on the west coast, played at a NASCAR summer rally, and continues to tour throughout 2017 with American Idol Winner David Cook on a 32 State Tour and again in November with Idol Winner Lee DeWyze. Other notable performances, appearances and interviews in the last two years have included Billboard Magazine Live, iHeartRadio, Cumulus Radio Group, AOL Live, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and a 14-page feature in Regard Magazine.
Kathryn’s music has also seen radio success. Soon after her critically acclaimed debut album “Hit the Lights” was released in 2015, the first single, “Be My Sin” spent months on the AC Published Charts, reaching a high of #24 in 2016. The official music video, directed by Paul Boyd (Shania Twain, Sting, Celine Dion) is currently at well over a million views on YouTube.
Kathryn’s second single, “City of Angels”, produced by Chris Seefried (Lana DelRey, Andra Day, Fitz and the Tantrums), spent 7 weeks as the #1 indie record on the Billboard & Media Base AC Charts and peaked at #19 overall. The video for “City of Angels”, which was released in the summer of 2016 and also directed by Paul Boyd, now has well over two million views on Facebook. Now her newest release to radio ‘Bad Girls Make The News’ has made its way to #27 on the AC Published Charts and continues to push its way up the charts!
Given her penchant for storytelling, it is no surprise that Kathryn’s music has had many placements in major network television shows, including those on CBS, Fox, and NBC.
Outside of the United States, Kathryn’s music has been featured on a variety of major, primetime television dramas with character attachments on Malhacao and A Regra do Jogo. Her music has also been featured on a compilation album for Alto Astra along with Sam Smith, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran. The result of these placements has been over 32 million YouTube views and an ever-growing international fan base. Kathryn’s latest trip to Brazil included live performances on Encontro Con Fatima (Brazil’s top entertainment talk show) and the carnival episode of Malhacao, as well as a concert at the Globo kiosk at the world famous Ipanema Beach.
Kathryn is now completing her second album featuring multiple songs produced by Grammy nominated producer, Chris Seefreid and will be touring nationally with a variety of artists in 2017.