She has had multi-platinum industry veterans praise her genre defying music, saying that she writes the kind of melodies that "we've been praying for." She has successfully and independently toured in Africa and the US, made the cover of national newspapers, appeared numerous times on internationally broadcast television and radio shows, and has even had not one, but TWO radio DJ's (at two separate stations) offer marriage proposals as an immediate reaction her in-studio live performances. The most fascinating aspect of Katie Quick's climb to the top is that she has done this all on her own. She has no record label, no manager, no one helping her with her public relations. With pure heart, determination, and talent, this Chicago native and former 6th grade inner city public school teacher has booked herself for coveted stadium performances in front of 30,000 people, rocked the stages of major festivals, and independently recorded, produced, and released two albums, both which have received unparalleled reviews. And she has no plans to stop anytime soon?
Katie Quick's latest single, Chicago Summer Nights, is a brilliant reflection of her days growing up in the Windy City. This piano-pop song (featuring a string quartet) paints the picture of her hometown so well, that even the DJ's at WGN Radio were brought to tears during its world premier on-air last month. Chicago Summer Nights is being praised as Katie Quick's "hands-down, absolute best song she has ever written," by Steve King at WGN Radio. And and as evident through the thousands of internet hits, downloads, and posts on all of her social media sites, her fans wholeheartedly agree.
Download Chicago Summer Nights and other music by Katie Quick wherever digital music is available.
Winner of the CMT/Sony "Country Strong" Singing Competition in Chicago
Debut album, Be the Change, named local artist ALBUM OF THE YEAR at CountryMusicChicago.com
Three Consecutive Weeks at NUMBER 1 on CountryMusicChicago.com Radio charts, beating out all major label artists for most demanded song, "It's Too Late
Winner of the US99.5 (WUSN) Chicago Country Radio Talent Competition
Best Original Artist/Best Country Band in Chicago, 2008 nominations
Opening Act for many national touring artists