Kathryn Brunner emerged as an independent artist in 2011 with the release of her first album, Made For Me. Her single, Hope is Rising, hit #1 on IndieHeaven.com's FanFaves chart for several weeks and continued to the Top 5 for IndieSong of the year in 2011. Kathryn’s most recent success is attributed to her Rockethub crowdfunding venture for her highly anticipated Christmas album, Born This Day, with release date November 13, 2012.
Born This Day is Produced by Nashville's own David Browning, known for his recent work with Everlife, Hollywood Heroes, Chris Lockwood of 33 miles, and Brett Loewenstern of American Idol.
Dove award winning songwriter, Carl Cartee and alternative folk artist, Christy Danner join Kathryn on Born This Dayadding a rich mix of mellow tones and angelic harmonies.
Born This Day, a five song folk pop EP, includes Kathryn's new radio single What Child Is This. The EP offers a blend of soulful rhythmic flare and quiet contemplative moments.
Kathryn’s vocal texture has been compared to Paula Cole and Evanescence and her passion for worship to Kari Jobe and Laura Story.
"Writing the music for this album was a deeply moving experience," Kathryn shares. "The birth of my first child this year made me think about what it was like for Mary to look into her baby's eyes, knowing He was born to save."
Kathryn continues, "It's all about putting ourselves there on that night and wrestling with the truth of the moment".
Kathryn's new songs and arrangements of seasoned carols will bring fresh and renewed perspective to your Christmas celebration. Born This Day will be released November 13, 2012.
Her greatest desire in music is to sing about Christ and the freedom that relationship with Him brings. In live performance, she fuses the sounds of piano, guitar, bass to violin with the mellow beat of the djembe and cajon. In addition to the concert stage, she has led worship for retreats, conferences and was recently the featured singer/speaker on a DVD published by SplitSeas Productions entitled Know Him Through Hymn: Be Thou My VIsion.
Kathryn started performing live on keys and vocals while touring the United States east coast and Brazil with 2012 Dove award winning Christian artist Carl Cartee. During the tour, Kathryn co-wrote the Vine Song with band member, John Crutchfield, later featured on his award winning debut album, Crutch Field.
Kathryn Brunner stepped onto the Christian music scene when she was selected as a finalist at the Inspire Worship Conference in Nashville, TN for her song, Better Than Life in May 2010. She subsequently released two Contemporary Christian pop songs with Nashville producer David Browning in Fall 2010, released her EP, Made for Me, in July 2011 and now her Born This Day in November 2012.
Kathryn grew up across the United States as the daughter of a Military officer, her father being one of her greatest musical inspirations. She has been leading corporate worship since she was 15. She currently leads worship weekly for a vibrant young adult community at a church in the DC Metro area. Kathryn lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband and daughter.