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Kathryn Shipley has been a force to be reckoned with since she began pursuing the path of a recording artist in 2017. Having raised her children in her home state of Missouri and forged a professional career outside of the state in the music industry, she epitomizes brave. Her bravery is harnessed by her devotion and her relationship with her faith. Crossing multiple genres with her vocal prowess, has amassed her a great fan following. She Wolf Radio and the Women of Country noted that Kathryn was on the radar for “ones to watch” in 2020 and 2021 and with each new song, she is being added to many playlists, including CMT and ACM. Kathryn was chosen in 2021 for the First Class of Color Me Country honoring artists of Color. Kathryn has been in many publications and continues to perform and has been a keynote speaker at several engagements for different world based causes.


KShip as she is called by many in the indie world, is a true artist as she creates from her heart and navigates back and forth between the Modern Country Music and Christian contemporary genres. With many notable awards under her belt since 2017, she is one of the fastest growing independent artists in her respective genres. Kathryn recently was Blessed with a double win at the 6th Annual Josie Music Awards in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - now having been nominated and won the last 5 years. One of the things that people have taken note of is her “Creative” energy creating storylines for music videos, that have won several awards and have been featured on CMT, TCN, The Heartland Network, Global Music Hit Videos and other television outlets. Kathryn is an advocate for mental health and substance abuse, and continues to make a difference in lives of those suffering.


Winner 2023 Josie Music Awards -
Grand Ole Opry 
Album Of The Year

If These Boots Could Talk



**Member Josie Music Awards

**2021 Color Me Country Class 


*2021 - You Above All - Music Video of the Year - (Female)

The Josie Music Awards / Country Tonite / Pigeon Forge TN.


**2020 - Song of the Year-Your Love Is Enough  (Gospel/Inspirational)

The Josie Music Awards / Country Tonite / Pigeon Forge TN.


**Video of the Year (Female) 2020 - This Will Always Be My Town

The Josie Music Awards / Country Tonite / Pigeon Forge, TN


**Indie Collaborative - Chapter Governor - 2019- present


**Artist of the Year 2019 (Gospel/Inspirational)

The Josie Music Awards / Dollywood 


***2018 - Song of the Year- God Gave Me All I Need

The Josie Music Awards/ Dollywood


**Finalist Top Ten - St. Louis Sound Competition - St. Louis, MO - 2019

**Christian Artist of the Year (Finalist)- Nashville Universe Awards

2018 - Nashville, Tennessee 

**Song of the Year 2018 - God Gave Me All I Need - Modern Country (female artist)

The Josie Music Awards / Dollywood

**Artist of the Year 2017 – (Gospel/Country Gospel)

The Josie Music Awards -Nashville, Tennessee

**Global Music Awards Winner- 2017-2018-2019 (Silver Medalist) Christian and Modern Country

*Kathryn Shipley Social Media Pages:*

@therealkship - Instagram



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