- United States
Genre: Country, Pop
Country: United States
Home Town/City: Atlanta, Georgia
Art Profession: Musician, Singer, Song Writer, Drama
Date Of birth: August 19
Record Label: None
Manager: Christy DiNapoli, Double Infinity Entertainment, Nashville 615-948-0022
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Quote:I have a passion for art. Songwriting is taking everyday things and giving them life via music, being a singer is my way of sharing these songs and bringing them to life for my listeners" I write my music about happy and sad things, but in a way which is empowering and uplifting. My biggest dream would be to travel the world sharing my music. I also do modeling, acting and journalism; each of these forms of creativity makes me a better-rounded artist and I draw from all areas to perfect each challenge that comes my way. One of my favorite quotes is “Be the best you can be every day, because there is only one YOU!"
About / Bio:Katie Belle Akin* is a Teen Nashville Pop singer/songwriter/actor and
model. Katie’s songs encourage being strong and confident and the stories
in her songs convey the message to always have faith in yourself.
To date Katie has written many songs and produced two EP’s. Her production
has been done in Nashville by Murphy/Good Studios and redredstudios;
Katie’s music is available on iTunes.
Katie's single Up To Me, Jan. 2012, was a finalist in the USA
Songwriting Competition in the Country Category. Her music has been
featured @ Music X-ray, The Nashville Universe, Radio30A,
dssr Rock & Radio, GirlsRockRadio, Whotunes and PMW Live radio along with
multiple syndicated radio shows. Her song Born for This has been on the
playlist at 949The Bull Backyard Country for over 25 weeks. The music video
for this song has over 365k views. Katie’s song “So Deep” was a
Semi-Finalist winner in the ISC 2013. Katie has several music videos which
have won awards with Akademia Counsel in Beverly Hills, Ca. “Skyfall” and
“Let Her Go”.
Katie was very excited to join Teen Nation Tour which offers a platform
to share encouragement on the topic of bullying through music and public
speaking. Katie has toured in Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and
Texas with TNT and performed before 20k+ middle school students. As a
songwriter, she draws from personal experiences and uses her music to
encourage and entertain music lovers of all ages. One of Katie’s original
songs “Who I Am" addresses the topic of bullying, Katie is honored to play
a role with her music with the Rachels Challenge Anti-Bullying organization
and now Teen Nation Tours. Rachel’s Challenge uses Katies song in their
media materials. She has been bullied thru out her school years and has
overcome some tough situations caused by this. Katie feels strongly that a
person can stand against bullying by relying on family, friends and support
networks. Katie knows firsthand and relates to others who have also
experienced this; her motto is “don’t give up; don’t cave in, STAND UP
Katie’s songs have appeared in the LindaGail Couture Runway Show, TLC
Channel American Gypsies, BobGaye Productions, Norton Music Software ad
campaign, Nashville Spotlight TV, Nashville Country Stars TV, Rachel’s
Challenge compilation CD and marketing campaign for short film
Katie has graced the cover of “Flawless”
She was recently featured in Tween Girl Style Magazine with a two page
interview. She has since joined the magazine as a staff writer and blogger.
Katie has already interviewed several up and coming Hollywood Teen actors
for the Spring and Summer issues and has a featured article in Fall 2013
publication. Copies upon request.
The Entertainment industry is diverse so Studio27 is where Katie brushes
up on her acting and modeling skills under the instruction of Micheal
McClendon and Cheryl Harris. Gotta Dance Studios is where Katie keeps
current on dance moves having had nine years of professional training which
included two years as a member of Dance Stop Company III.
Katie enjoys modeling when her busy schedule allows, she regularly models
for Mike Moreland Commercial Photography, Pittar Gronough Photography,
Linda Gail Couture Fashion and Pheonix IV Productions Marketing.
Acting credits include: Pheonix IV Productions, “Diamonds Aren’t
Forever”, BobGaye Productions“Cool Carolina Nights”, CharChay Productions
“Is This Love”, Neko Parham Productions “BrokeN Astor” and multiple
scripted music videos: “Who I Am”, “Up To Me”, “Born for This”, “Skyfall”
“Die in Your Arms.”,”Let Her Go”, “Boy of My Dreams” and “Everything Has
Changed” She has multiple appearances on Nashville Spotlight TV, Nashville
Country Stars TV which she occasionally co-hosts.
Community Service is something that is very important to Katie and she
never turns down an invitation to support Cancer Benefits such as Make a
Wish Foundation, Paint The Mall Pink, Camp Happy Days and Relay for Life,
she is one of the Georgia event coordinators for Tunes for Tots non-profit.
Another Atlanta organization she performs for in benefit concerts is Angel