COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER AND VIRAL SENSATION
KAREN WALDRUP RELEASES “WARM IN YOUR SUNSHINE” TODAY
FIRST RELEASE OFF JUSTIFIED, GARTH FUNDIS PRODUCED AND FUNDED BY MASSIVE WALDRUP WORLDWIDE FAMILY THROUGH INDIEGOGO
Nashville, TN (September 6, 2017) – Country singer Karen Waldrup became a viral sensation last November when her cover of Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” garnered more than 24 million views while she was in the trenches of an Indiegogo campaign. The video caused explosive growth in her online community catapulting her “Waldrup Worldwide” family on Facebook from 18,000 to over 344,000 in the past nine months and more than 100% funding for her campaign to finance her new record Justified. Waldrup has been in the studio with Grammy-nominated producer Garth Fundis, who has worked with the likes of Trisha Yearwood, Alabama and Don Williams, working on the new album and the first single, “Warm In Your Sunshine,” is available here today.
“Launching a crowd funding campaign was extremely scary and I felt incredibly vulnerable but I was determined to make my dream record and I whole-heartedly believed in my support group to help make it happen,” exclaims Waldrup. “Sixty days later we were fully funded and I was on my way to the studio with renowned producer Garth Fundis! America really is a place where dreams come true.”
The single, written by Waldrup and olé writer Brett Jones, was inspired by Waldrup’s recent trip to Europe and is a direct result of Waldrup going viral with her socials videos. “I learned the power of positive music and made it a mission for my next single to make people feel good,” explains Waldrup.
With over 110 million video views in the past year and the newly launched “Waldrup Wednesdays” on Country Rebel’s Facebook page that boosts over seven million music fans, her “Waldrup Worldwide” family continues to grow by thousands every week. Her new fans are passionate supporters who attend her live shows, buy merchandise and continuously share her music with their family and friends. In gratitude for their support, Waldrup launched an eleven night Facebook Live series promoting her single. Each of the broadcasts have averaged more than 100,000 views.
“The most beautiful thing about Facebook live streaming is that there is a person behind every single like and comment. There’s a real person that gets to enjoy music no matter where they are or what they’re going through,” adds Waldrup. “To me that’s the most beautiful thing about the modern day music business.”
In addition to the live series on her Facebook fan page, Waldrup will go live on Country Rebel’s page to millions of fans tonight at 5 pm central time and will have another special live broadcast on her Facebook page on September 7 in conjunction with Ford Music.