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The Indie Music Bus 2013 Artist of the Year - Katie Cole

Katie Cole has been voted Artist of the Year after careful consideration by our panel of judges and we are proud to present our title to such a hard working and talented artist! And because of that talent and hard work, she is climbing the ladder of success! Among the many achievements and awards, Katie was named "Artist of the Year" at the Artist in Music Awards in 2013 and in February 2013, she was our "Artist of the Month:. Congratulations to you Katie, you have earned it!

Below we have selected some of our favorite quotes, music, video, websites and even places to buy merchandise by Katie Cole. Please take a moment to check them out and share with your friends your favorites!

Some Of Our Favorites Things by Katie Cole

A question we asked Katie in our interview back in Jan 2013 was: "How did you come about working with Howard Willing, famed producer of bands like OK Go, Smashing Pumpkins and Glen Campbell? What can fans expect from the new album, "Lay It All Down", which is being released in a couple of months. Do you have a big release party planned?"
"I met my Producer Howard Willing, when he reached out to me. I know.. can you believe it? I certainly couldn't at the time. I was in Australia and got this email about wanting to possibly work together. I was a huge fan of his work on albums from Counting Crows and "The Globe Sessions" by Sheryl Crow, Smashing Pumpkins...then adding my name to that list just seemed weird. hehe. I eventually flew over to LA and we began tracking what would become my first American EP "Lost Inside a Moment". Soon after that I up and moved to Los Angeles to really begin my career in a completely new territory. It was equally terrifying as it was exciting. 2 EP's later I decided I was ready to make some more music...but as luck had it my wallet was a tad thin. Living in another country in the beginning for me was challenging and a little, how can I say "fiscally wearing". haha. I decided to launch a campaign via Kickstarter to make a new record. Flash forward a bit and it was funded successfully. It's taken a long time to write these songs and record them at some amazing studios with some incredible musicians. The album date is not set for release. But anticipating a March date now. I need a little more run up to organize that big release party you mentioned and all the marketing stuff that goes with that. I am super excited. I released the first single in Oct "I Can't Wait", but I really feel so proud of this album and hope people will enjoy it."

You can read the rest of the interview on BlogSpot

Upcoming Interview

Be sure and catch Katie on Twitter Tuesday Live via WWIR - World Wide Indie Radio on Feb 18th, 2014 at 8pm EST for a live interview by Mark and Carol!


ukCOUNTRYmusic.Net said:
"We at ukCOUNTRYmusic.Net always endeavour to bring you the latest artists and we love the ones that mix things up with a unique sound. The latest artist to fall under UKCM’s ArtistSpotlight, Katie Cole, is one of those artists. Her second single, (We Started A) Fire, from her forthcoming debut album Lay It All Down, showcases her talent for this perfectly. "

We AGREE! and so we've included the video for (We Started A) Fire, enjoy!

H.R. Cole of inDspotlight Radio had this to say:
"Katie Cole not only is an extremely talented musician and a professional, she is also one of the most humble & down-to-earth rising stars in Country Music. Nashville, the CMAs & the Country Music community should pay attention to KATIE COLE!"

Check out Katie's video "I Can't Wait" on "inD-TV" 2014 AIMA Music Video Special. All can Watch/SUBSCRIBE here:

Katie Cole Bio

Meet Katie Cole originally from Melbourne, Australia, now based in Los Angeles, USA. If you were to talk about artists such as Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell and Kris Kristofferson, you’d expect to see them listed as influences for an artist hoping to make their name as a songsmith with more hooks than Muhammed Ali and a musical attention to detail that is second to none. So how does an up and coming artist like Cole manage to appear as a guest vocalist on Campbell’s final studio album, Ghost on the Canvas, and enlist Kristofferson to appear her own upcoming full length,Lay It All Down? Because she’s not just hoping to make a name for herself and songwriting prowess, she’s already done it and has enlisted some very talented friends along the way!

Growing up on a strict diet of rock music from her Mom, she was fed Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in one ear and Maria Callas from her vocally classically trained, Father. After a quick detour in music to Smashing Pumpkins, Aretha Franklin and Eurythmics, Katie describes her own style of music as having flavors of Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and Brandi Carlile. After writing songs for established artists like Gloria Gaynor, Katie spent a good handful of years touring in Australia but was soon to be propelled forward. Acclaimed Record Producer Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Ok Go) found her music on the web and reached out to Katie to discuss working together. She jumped on a few planes back and forth before realizing that stateside was where she wanted to be, whether in the industry buzz of LA or the cultural spur of Nashville. With 2 suitcases, a computer and her guitar, Katie upped and re-located to Cali for good.

What followed was a string of locals awards, TV placements for her music and an illustrious award from Movado watches coupled with a national US national television ad campaign. Cole, then picked up further momentum with her last EP “Lost Inside a Moment” gaining some unexpected but welcomed support from the UK. Cole had 2 songs play-listed on BBC Radio 2, with other songs played and was also interviewed on Aled Jones’s Good Morning Sunday. Luck would have it, the1st single “I Can't Wait” from the upcoming new album also gained several plays on BBC Radio 2. Katie is taking it all in stride touring both the UK and America. Most recently Katie has performed at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Namm, ASCAP expo and several show for Pinktober (breast cancer awareness month) at various Hard Rock Cafes throughout America.

Lost Inside A Moment EP

Pick up a copy of this 5 track EP on iTunes!

  1. Always
  2. Lost Inside A Moment
  3. Found You
  4. Sunrise
  5. Breakout

Listen to music by Katie Cole via SoundCloud

Visit Katie Cole

Official Website

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The Indie Music Bus 2013 Act of the Year will get a featured interview on The Jimmy Star Show and also (if they desire) will be submitted for consideration by the The Spectra Music Group. One of the largest indie record labels in the world, with several divisions:
and several gold and platinum selling artists..

The Jimmy Star Show ( ) is radio's coolest syndicated entertainment, music, fashion and pop culture show hosted by none other than the Celebrity Renaissance Man and King of Cool, Dr. Jimmy Star, and his Outrageous Cool Man About Town Ron Russell!! In each live two hour radio program, Jimmy Star and Ron Russell have a blast talking with celebrity friends/ guests and bringing you the Good Times with industry insider ideas along with cool music, movies, tv, and pop culture previews.

The Jimmy Star Show was voted the 9th Best Webshow in the world at the Shorty Awards ( the Academy Awards for Web Based Shows). Quite an accomplishment as there are over one hundred thousand shows on the internet...We are also ranked #24 in entertainment talk radio, which combines AM/FM/Internet and Satellite radio together. We are syndicated in Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Washington DC, New York, California, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, Ontario and London.

Jimmy Star is a well- known Celebrity Clothing Designer, Director of Operations of Monarchy Records, a division of the Spectra Music Group, ( , a twitterati (@drjimmystar), talent agent at Arcadium Entertainment, ( and A&R representative for Spectra Records, which is one of the largest record labels in the world.

Co-Host Ron Russell has a history with his Time Warner TV Show “Set The Record Straight”, ( where he interviewed Hollywood Legends like Jane Russell, Tab Hunter, Cliff Robertson, Arlene Dahl, Tippi Hedron, Cloris Leachman, etc....He is also an accomplished Theatre/Film/TV actor and writer.

Some of the many notable guests include:
Actors- Matthew Modine, Paul Sorvino, Robert Davi, Lainie Kazan, Richard Anderson, Jonathan Schaech, Malcolm McDowell, Lance Henriksen, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, Cerina Vincent, Emma Caulfied, Taryn Manning ,Chad Lindberg, Tony Todd, Cassie Scerbo, Richard Portnow, Peter Jason and Michael Rooker. (Many actors appearing on the show have had feature roles in Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated and winning movies or have been nominated themselves).

Musicians- Academy Award Winners BJ Thomas and Three Six Mafia, Taylor Dayne, Gary Wright, Sophie B. Hawkins, Guy Sebastian, Hinder, Lita Ford, PussyCat Doll Jessica Sutta, Robbie Dupree, Glenn Jones, Tony Terry and many more, all of which are gold, platinum and multi-platinum recording artists.

The Jimmy Star Show airs live every Wednesday from 3-5 pm ET on W4CY radio and can be heard by going to, and just became a member of the Clear Channel Communications Radio family on iHeart Talk Radio.