KAREN LEE BATTEN
A Top Ten Finalist on Canadian Idol and three-time BCCMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner, Karen Lee
brings her dynamic talent to any stage including the sought after Calgary Stampede premier Nashville
North Stage in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Karen Lee was asked back to the Nashville North stage for 2012, the
100th Year Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede!! "Karen-Lee is a talented artist with a killer voice and a
sparkling, infectious personality...she's beautiful inside and out." - Dayna Bourgoin, Music Director CMT.
You can’t miss with accolades like that. In the spring of 2009, Batten independently released her video
“Hearts on the Run” which was an immediate add at CMT Canada.Her album “Every Moment” was
also independently released, and she has had strong radio success with four singles, “Like I Would For
You”, “One Day”, "A Bitter End" and "Hearts on the Run". When asked what one stage she would never
forget, Karen Lee’s reply was her tour to The Persian Gulf when she went to play for the Canadian Troops.
“It was truly the most amazing experience I have ever had, they were so grateful to us for coming when in
actual fact they touched our hearts so much greater then what we did for them... such amazing people”
Karen Lee has opened for many amazing talents such as Big & Rich, The Oakridge Boys, Lonestar,
Emerson Drive, Aaron Lines, Ian Tyson, Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford and many more.
Back in Studio right now, Karen Lee is very excited to be recording her next project. “I can’t even tell you
how excited I am to be working on this album. From the team of talent that I get to collaborate with to
watching it all come together from the beginning to the end, that’s the most amazing part for me... I just
can’t wait to get it out to everyone!!” Her first single off of the new album is set to be released in early
spring of 2013.