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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 Gold Certified, #1 Canadian and Australian country single “What A Song Should Do” for Tim Hicks, co-writing two Canadian Gold certified singles for Brett Kissel, and producing, mixing and co-writing the six-week #1 Australian Country Single “Memphis T-Shirt” for Melanie Dyer (Universal Music Australia). She produced and co-wrote the #2 Canadian Country Single "Country Thunder" for the Washboard Union (for which she received a nomination for "Producer Of The Year" at the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards), and went on to produce 6 tracks on their new album "Everbound", which received it's own CCMA nomination for "Roots Album Of The Year".
Most recently, Karen produced the majority of Mickey Guyton’s new EP “Bridges” (Capitol Records Nashville). “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” is one of three tracks from the EP that Karen also co-wrote, and it has received critical national media praise following Mickey’s stunning live performances at first Country Radio Seminar 2020 (for which Karen accompanied her on piano) and the internationally televised 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards (for which she was accompanied on piano by Keith Urban). Karen also produced/co-wrote/mixed the single "Home To Me" for Sony recording artist Ross Ellis, which is currently in the top 10 charts on Sirius XM's The Highway. She produced/co-wrote Ryan Langdon's swagger-filled new EP "Lit In The Sticks" (Hidden Pony Records).
While her recent work has been primarily focused in the country music genre, pop music is close to Karen’s heart, and she produced/co-wrote the US Top 40 pop hit “Somebody To Love Me” for Tryon, and produced/mixed/co-wrote the Billboard AC Radio Top 5 “It Won’t Be Christmas” for Emma-Lee.
Karen loves collaborating on original tracks for feature films. “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 “Where The Light Used To Be” (co-written with and produced/mixed for Peter Katz) was created for another emotional wrought scene, this time in Wangofilms’ action movie “88” (starring Christopher Lloyd), and it garnered her a 2016 Canadian Screen Awards nomination in the category of Achievement in Music - Best Original Song. She recently produced/mixed “Without A Net”, a newly-written song by Diane Warren performed by Mickey Guyton, for the upcoming feature film “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story”.
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