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Karen Kosowski is a versatile multi-genre writer and producer based in Nashville, TN. Raised on a wide variety of pop, rock, classical and country music in the Canadian prairie city of Winnipeg, in the early 2000’s she packed up her car and drove herself, her instruments and her recording gear to Toronto where she spent many years creating both pop and country music before following her heart and relocating her studio to Nashville, Tennessee. With her formal musical training, traditional songwriting background, multi-instrumentalist abilities, varied influences and two decades of producing, pop programming and engineering skills, she is a virtual swiss army knife in both the writing room and recording studio.
As such, she has contributed to a wide resume of hits - sometimes as a producer, sometimes as a writer, sometimes as a mixer, and sometimes all three at once. Recent highlights include co-writing the #1 Canadian and Australian country single “What A Song Should Do” for Tim Hicks, co-writing the Canadian Gold certified “Anthem” for Brett Kissel, and producing, mixing and co-writing the #1 Australian Country Single “Memphis T-Shirt” for Melanie Dyer. In the pop music genre, she produced and co-wrote the US Top 40 hit “Somebody To Love Me” for Tryon, and producing/mixing/co-writing the Billboard AC Radio Top 5 “It Won’t Be Christmas” for Emma-Lee. “Hold On” (co-written with and produced/mixed for Mickey Guyton), was created specially for a heartbreaking scene in the Oscar-nominated movie “Breakthrough” and is also featured on it’s soundtrack amongst a star-studded collection of Nashville country music royalty. Karen was recently tapped to arrange and produce a modern remake of the 1980’s radio hit “Rise Up” featuring an all-star lineup of Canadian country artists including Meghan Patrick, Tebey, Jess Moskaluke, Gord Bamford, The Washboard Union and many more.
Karen’s work has been featured on numerous television networks, at national and international sporting events, and in feature films including the award-winning thriller “The Scarehouse” and Wangofilms’ action movie “88” (starring Christopher Lloyd), the latter of which garnered her a 2016 Canadian Screen Awards nomination in the category of Achievement in Music - Best Original Song. She received a nomination for Producer of the Year at both the 2018 and 2019 CMAO Awards.
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