NEWS & PRESS
NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMANCE AT
SUPER BOWL LVI
Mickey Guyton tore the roof off SoFi Stadium when she belted out the Star Spangled Banner for Super Bowl LVI. Karen had the honor of creating the arrangement and playing piano in the final performance on the field. Watch on YouTube.
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM GRAMMY NOMINATION
Mickey Guyton received three Grammy nominations today, including "Best Country Album" for her debut album "Remember Her Name". She is tied for the most Country nominations with Chris Stapleton. Her other two noms are in the categories of "Best Solo Country Performance "and "Best Country Song" for the title track, which is one of the 9 tracks that Karen produced on the record. (Karen also co-wrote 5 of the album's songs). Thank you to the Recording Academy for recognizing Mickey's album!
Mickey Guyton performed "All American" at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 21 and invited Karen out to play keys with the band! Rewatch the performance on YouTube.
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
Mickey Guyton is featured in the new "American Currents" Exhibit at the Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN. The exhibit focuses on "What are You Gonna Tell Her?", displaying the text messages exchanged by Mickey, Karen, Emma-Lee and Victoria Banks on before, during, and after writing the song. It also features the dress Mickey wore when she performed the song on the ACM Awards with Keith Urban in 2020.
Congrats to The Washboard Union on their newly certified GOLD single "Country Thunder"!!! "Country Thunder" was co-written by the band, Emma-Lee, and Karen, and was produced by Karen.
Mickey Guyton performed a new version of "Black Like Me" entitled "Black Like Me (Our Voices)". Karen produced a new version of Mickey Guyton's grammy nominated song "Black Like Me". Mickey performed the new version entitled "Black Like Me (Our Voices)" at the Grammys and you can see the performance on Youtube here!
Thank you APRA for nominating Melanie Dyer's "Memphis T-Shirt" for Most Performed Country Work at the upcoming APRA Music Awards 2021! "Memphis T-Shirt" was #1 for six-weeks on Australian Country Radio in 2020. The song was written by Melanie Dyer, Emma-Lee and Karen, and Karen produced and mixed the track.
Congratulations Brett Kissel, "She Drives Me Crazy" is officially certified Platinum in Canada. "She Drives Me Crazy" was written by Brett, Emma-Lee and Karen, and the vocals were produced and recorded by Karen.
THE CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN!
Nashville Scene, in partnership with CMT, has released the results of their 21st Annual Country Music Critics Poll and Mickey Guyton is dominating, making the the lists for Artist Of The Year (#1), Female Vocalist Of The Year (#1), Single of The Year (#1 and #8), and Best New Act (#3). Thank you to the critics! Also a great read is this companion analysis by Geoffrey Himes.
AMERICAN SONGWRITER: TOP ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
Thank you American Songwriter Magazine for naming Mickey Guyton's EP "Bridges" one of the Top Albums of the Year!
SOUNDS LIKE NASHVILLE: 20 BEST ALBUMS OF 2020
Thank you Sounds Like Nashville for naming Mickey Guyton's EP "Bridges" one of the 20 Best Country Albums of 2020!
Congrats to Tim Hicks on the recent Gold Certification of "What A Song Should Do" in Canada. The song was co-written by Tim, Emma-Lee and Karen, and was a #1 last year at Canadian Radio and #1 on Australia's CMC Chart.
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION
Thank you to the members of the CCMA for nominating Karen in the category of "Producer Of The Year" for her work with The Washboard Union!
MICKEY WOWS AT ACM's
Mickey Guyton wowed viewers with her incredible ACM Awards performance of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" on September 16th. She was accompanied by Keith Urban on piano and the pair were broadcast live in real time from the Opry stage in Nashville. The performance has been hailed by viewers and creitics alike as one of the most memorable moments of the show.
MICKEY GUYTON RELEASES STUDIO VERSION OF "WHAT ARE YOU GONNA TELL HER?"
Mickey Guyton's new studio recording of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" is now out on Capitol Records Nashville. The studio recording was produced and mixed by Karen and is getting media attention with Rolling Stone calling it "devastating", an interview with CMT, Country Music Tattletale calling it "thought-provoking", and Entertainment Weekly calling it one of the five best songs of the week. Check it out wherever you buy or stream music now!
MICKEY GUYTON PERFORMS "WHAT ARE YOU GONNA TELL HER?" AT CRS 2020 - TO A STANDING OVATION (WATCH)
Video has been released of Mickey Guyton's performance of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her" at the Universal Music Showcase Luncheon at CRS 2020, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The performance received a standing ovation. Watch it now!
THANK YOU, VARIETY!
"It’s also exquisitely sung, moving and brilliant… so there’s that. Could it be a CMA or Grammy song of the year contender and airplay No. 1, too? Who knows? It was, at least, the No. 1 song of Country Radio Seminar." - Variety Magazine. Thank you Variety Magazine for this article about Mickey Guyton's performance of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" at CRS 2020.
#1 IN AUSTRALIA FOR SIX WEEKS
Congrats to Universal Music Australia's Melanie Dyer on her six weeks at #1 with "Memphis T-Shirt"! Memphis T-Shirt was produced, mixed and co-written by Karen.
Congrats to Tim Hicks on achieving a second #1 with 'What A Song Should Do', this time on Australia's CMC Chart!
"HOLD ON" FEATURED IN THE MOVIE "BREAKTHROUGH"
Congrats to Tim Hicks and his team on another #1 with "What A Song Should Do", this time in Australia on the CMC Chart!
Congratulations to Tim Hicks on his very first #1 on Canadian Country Radio! "What A Song Should Do" was co-written by Tim Hicks, Emma-Lee and Karen Kosowski.
ANTHEM IS CERTIFIED GOLD
Brett Kissel's "Anthem" is officially certified Gold in Canada! Anthem was written by Karen Kosowski, Emma-Lee, and Phil Barton.
#1 SELLING CANADIAN SINGLE / BILLBOARD TOP 10
Brett Kissel's single "Anthem" spends a second week as the top-selling Canadian single and rises to #10 on the Billboard Canada Country radio charts! Anthem was co-written by Karen and is available on Spotify/Apple Music/Google Play now!
TOP 10 IN CANADA
Madeline Merlo’s single “Motel Flamingo” is still rising on the Canadian Country radio charts, at the time of writing this, currently sitting at #7! She’s currently only female artist in the top 10 and the top Canadian artist. “Motel Flamingo” was produced by Karen Kosowski.
BILLBOARD TOP 5
Emma-Lee's "It Won't Be Christmas" is a Top 5 Hit on Billboard! Congrats Emma-Lee! Karen produced and mixed the track, and co-wrote it with Emma-Lee and Julie Crochetiere.
PROFILE IN PROFESSIONAL SOUND MAGAZINE
Read the profile on Karen in the October issue of Professional Sound magazine.
INTERVIEW IN CANADIAN MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Karen is interviewed for the Producer's Panel on the topic of out-of-the-box recording techniques in the September/October issue of Canadian Musician magazine. Also interviewed: the legendary Sylvia Massy.
"BEST ORIGINAL SONG" NOMINATION
'Where The Light Used To Be' has been nominated for Best Original Song at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, which wiill be broadcast live from the Toronto's Sony Center on CBC Television on March 13th. 'Where The Light Used To Be' was written and performed by Peter Katz and Karen Kosowski and produced by Karen, for the WangoFilms feature length film "88" starring Katharine Isabelle and Christopher Lloyd.
FEATURE IN SONGWRITER'S MAGAZINE
Read Karen's Q&A and editorial feature in the 2016 print issue of Songwriter's Magazine, published by The Songwriter's Association of Canada.
US TOP 40 MEDIABASE
Congrats to Tryon! Their single "Somebody To Love Me" grabbed the #40 spot on Medibase's Pop Radio chart today to finally break into the Top 40! "Somebody To Love Me" was produced and co-written by Karen.
MUSIC FOR PAN AM GAMES
Karen produced the music that was heard at every medal ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games. The music is based on the original song "Shine As One", co-written with Dennis Ellsworth and Sophia D’Aragon Krim.
"WHERE THE LIGHT USED TO BE" FEATURED IN "88"
The movie “88” features the single "Where The Light Used To be", which Peter Katz and Karen co-wrote and Karen produced specially for the film. It has also been released by Peter Katz worldwide on iTunes. “88” is a fast-paced thriller starring Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Katharine Isabelle (Hannibal). The movie saw it's theatrical debut in spring 2015 and is now available on demand and on Netflix.
TWO SONGS IN "THE SCAREHOUSE" MOVIE
Emma-Lee’s single ‘Shot In The Dark’ (produced and co-written by Karen) is featured in a brand new thriller from filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth called “The Scarehouse”. The film won Best Feature Film at the 2014 New York City Horror Film Festival. Tia Brazda's 'Cabin Fever' is also featured in the film, which was also co-written by Karen.
TOM PETTY MENTIONS "WHAT WOULD TOM PETTY DO" IN ROLLING STONE
"What Would Tom Petty Do", written by Karen, Emma-Lee and Justin Gray was mentioned by Tom Petty himself in Rolling Stone Magazine!
JUNO NOM FOR "COUNTING DREAMS"
Julie Crochetiere received a nomination in the Best Vocal Jazz Album category for her new record "Counting Dreams", which features "Real Life", co-written by Karen. Previous co-writes include Julie's Christmas single "It Won't Be Christmas Til You're Here" (produced by Karen).
BEST PRODUCER NOMINATION
Karen received a nomination in the category of Best Producer in Now Magazine's Best of 2015 (amongst others like Noah "40" Shebib).