Hi again! I'm Korri. I'm originally from Arizona
currently attending college in Tennessee. I am now 21 years old, wow that feels
so old to say. I have big blonde curly hair (it’s natural, not a perm) and I
have an older brother, an older sister, and a dog named Cocoa. They’re my best
groupies, other than my parents. But you're here because of my music and how I
got to where I am today, so lets get to it.
From my first performance on
stage as a six-year old, I understood that songs let me sing the things that
needed saying. I can easily admit that I have always been a singer first and a
songwriter second because songwriting came to me much later. But for years I had wondered if
I was supposed to be a songwriter too. It all started with SLS (Speech Level
Singing) Camp (I’ve been professionally trained In SLS by the very best,
Vanessa Purdy). I took all the typical voice and music business classes, I
was even taken in as one of the few background singers for all the performances
that took place at camp. But I also took my first songwriting class. MY FAVORITE CLASS. I sat in class and marveled at how our teacher could pull
creativity out of anyone, and how the use of words and melody could make something
spectacular. So, at age 16 I decided to ask that songwriting teacher for private lessons.
That teacher’s name was Rob Seals, and
from there began my songwriting journey.
But I couldn't have dreamed what
would come next. A year later, as a junior in high school I was diagnosed with
Cushing’s Disease, a neurological condition that would ultimately require
surgery. The disease tore down my self-esteem and confidence with its
inevitable effect on my weight, and coming out of recovery I struggled with my
new understanding of stage fright, something I had never struggled with before.
And this wasn’t just you-get-shaky-nerves. These nerves actually affected my
singing. So, after quite awhile of stumbling through my performances I wondered if I
would ever be the same again on stage. To this day I still don’t know how
or why this happened, but the day I ended up playing my songs in front of hundreds of my fellow college students was the day that everything clicked back into place. I know. That seems like a long time.
I do currently have an EP out titled, I Shouldn't Say, which i am soooo proud of. It was the first time i got to record my original songs, and doing so only solidified the passion i have for music. I encourage you to take a listen, and by all means, buy it as well :) It's been 2 years now since i recorded it though. I am truly a different person, a different singer, a different songwriter, and a different performer...for the better of course. Right now I have no plans to record anything anytime soon, mostly because of the financial cost. However, I will keep you fully updated on my music by sharing with you youtube videos of my new songs, and I will record some of these songs on my GarageBand. It's the best i can do. But seeing as how my writing changes and grows with every new song, it seems only right that i not commit to any song for the time being.
So anyways, now I’m
in Nashville and have already been writing many of the songs that might become
my follow-up release (sometime long down the road haha) ;) All I can do is try to be honest, brave, and
whip-smart funny (bahahah), and continue to find dead-catchy ways to say what I
should, and shouldn't say. So from now on this is about you. My personal fan. I commend you for reading all of this because its not often I get to talk about
myself this much, other than in my songs :) I hope you stick with me though, because these
next couple of years are gonna be tough, but also adventurous. I’m diving head first into the
Nashville scene to reach my dream of becoming a major recording artist and
songwriter. And with your support, hopefully we can come out of this successful. See
you on the other side?