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The Voice Finalist Karen Waldrup’s Journey From Guitar Strings to Billboard

Karen Waldrup performed Jo Dee Messina's “Bye Bye” in the blind audition of The Voice.

A Country singer and songwriter, Karen Waldrup is one of the five finalists on The Voice Season 25. She performed “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts during The Voice finale.

Last week on The Voice, she advanced to the top five alongside Bryan Olesesn, Josh Sanders, Nathan Chester, and Asher HaVon.

Karen marked a spot on Country duo Dan + Shay’s team in the show after her blind audition back in March.

Now that she is one step closer to bagging the show’s title this season, Karen is making grand rounds online.

Karen Waldrup, a Country Singer, Boasts a Career Spanning Almost Two Decades

The American singer is also a coveted NARAS or The Recording Academy (the Grammy organization) member.

Her involvement with such a celebrated academy comprising of notable musicians speaks volumes about her prominence.

Following her outstanding exhibitions on “The Voice,” the search for Karen’s Wikipedia has recently surged in nearly no time.

Karen was born on September 5, 1986, in Mandeville, Louisiana, to parents Scott and Madelyn Bowler Waldrup.

The Voice Season 25 Mandeville-native Karen is of white ethnicity and holds American nationality.

She is one of four Waldrup sisters. All four sisters, Bekas, Rebecca, Katie, and Karen, have a strong and healthy sibling bond.

Karen has been featured on Netflix, The Hallmark Channel, Rolling Stone Magazine, Bravo TV, NASCAR ESPN Live, and more.

Not to forget, Karen is also an award-winning musician. She has won numerous titles; kudos to her remarkable skills and lengthy music career.

She has won several awards thus far, including 12 Nashville Industry Music Awards and the 2019 Torch Award at the Country Music Awards.

Throughout her extensive career of almost two decades, Karen has played music in over 15 countries across the globe.

Her verified Spotify account with over 15K monthly listeners has three albums and 31 singles in her discography.

Karen recently dropped her new album, “Kendall County Road,” in 2023, which comprises seven songs, including Just Ain’t Love, All American Mistake, and more.

Karen Waldrup Developed Passion for Music From an Early Age

The 37– year-old Voice Season 25 singer Karen began writing songs when she was young.

With immense passion and inclination towards music, she started playing guitar at the age of 16.

The singer started her Country music journey in 2008, almost two decades ago. Karen released several EPs, including With Love and Karen Waldrup.

Later, the Louisiana-based Country singer dropped her “Sharing the Night Together” single in 2014.

Besides the musical journey, Karen ventured her career into television. In 2011, she made her debut TV appearance on Bravo TV’s music competition show, Platinum Hit.

From 2015 to 2017, the singer competed in “Nashville Rising Star” and dropped her extended play record, Getaway.

Not to forget, the Netflix film Scales: Mermaids are Real featured her single “I’ve Been Waiting for You,” reflecting her influence in the industry.

After a decade of starting her music journey, Karen finally released her debut album, “Justified,” produced by Garth Fundis.

It is rare to see a singer’s debut album make it to the Billboard chart, but Karen is the exception for this.

Her first album, “Justified,” debuted on the Billboard Top Album Country Album charts.

Following the global pandemic, Karen shifted her shows to virtual platforms, hosting several online events.

The singer continues to make waves in the music industry, captivating the audience with her outstanding singing and songwriting skills.

Additional Information

  • Karen Waldrup tied the knot with her husband, Cody Henson, in September 2020 in South Carolina Beach.
  • Besides her music career, the singer also sells merchandise, adding to her already hefty net worth.
  • Mandeville-native, Karen Waldrup, is the graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.
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