Seven surgeries, a college softball scholarship, and a full-time job all laid the foundation for Katye Hamlin’s journey as an artist and drove her to keep pursuing her true passion: music. Born and raised in Bryan/College Station, Texas, Katye began playing the piano and singing from the age of four. As her love for music grew, so did her love for sports. As a teenager, Katye overcame two knee surgeries and went on to earn a softball scholarship to pitch for Rutgers University. This time, career-ending back injuries brought her back to Texas to finish her education in Austin. One morning of her senior year, Katye blacked-out and woke up to deep cuts on her face and a severe broken nose. This terrible accident was a result from a rare heart condition. Two nose surgeries later, and unable to sing for over twelve weeks, Katye's deep yearning to sing and perform again was too strong to overlook. After graduation, Katye worked for a couple TV stations, Fox 7 Austin and the CW TV station in Dallas. While in Dallas, she learned to play the guitar, which really propelled her songwriting. From that point on, she knew music would be her life. After what she calls her “quarter-life” crisis, Katye left her great job to pursue music full-time. Committing 100 percent was the way to make her dreams become reality. While at the CW, Katye met incredible people who truly believe in her and connected her with industry leaders. With the help of CW33 GM, Joe Young, and VP Cumulus Dallas, Dan Bennett, she found herself in contact with Brian Philips, CMT President, and his incredible VP, Leslie Fram. After hearing her music, Ms. Fram asked her to play a showcase for the CMT talent team. In response to Katye’s performance, she said, “I was impressed by your voice and overall confidence.” She was confident Katye could survive the infamous radio boot-camp all artists go through. They both believe she has the endurance and drive that it takes to make it. While Katye is a fan of all types of music, she has found her home in country. Katye’s diverse taste in genres influenced her sound and songwriting, creating a unique, soulful/bluesy texture and tone. Katye grew up covering phenomenal greats like Patsy Cline and Bonnie Raitt, which influences can be heard in her music. From Texas to Nashville, she's busting down doors and chasing her dream, all, so far, as an independent female artist. She is so proud to represent Texas women in country music. In 2014, Katye wrapped up shows at the Houston Rodeo, San Antonio Rodeo, and Rodeo Austin, and has shared the stage with great artists like Tracy Lawrence, John Conlee, The Bellamy Brothers, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Gary P. Nunn, and more. She will release her first single after the new year.