Katrina Elam

Katrina Ruth Elam (born December 12, 1983 in Bray, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer. Signed to Universal South Records in 2004, she released her self-titled debut album that year, charting in the Top 40 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) with the #29 "No End in Sight". After this song came three more chart singles: "I Want a Cowboy", also from her debut album, and "Love Is" and "Flat on the Floor", both from her unreleased second album Turn Me Up. Elam left the label in 2008.


Early life


Elam was born in Bray, Oklahoma, population 1,035. She performed in a 4-H talent show at the age of 9. In 1998 she was named female vocalist of the year by the Oklahoma Country Music Association and the Oklahoma Opry. Elam received a publishing contract at the age of 16. In her senior year of high school, her mother home schooled her because of her busy writing and recording schedule.


Career


After completing high school, Katrina Elam moved to Nashville, TN, where she secured a contract with Universal South Records. Jimmie Lee Sloas produced her first self-titled album, released on October 5, 2004. The album reached #42 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and #33 on Top Heatseekers chart. The first single, ???No End In Sight???, reached #29 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The follow-up single "I Want a Cowboy" reached #59 on the same chart. Elam also toured in 2004 with Keith Urban.


Elam later toured with Rascal Flatts to promote her unreleased second album, Turn Me Up. "Love Is," the only single released from the album, peaked at #47 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in 2006. Another single was issued from the album, "Flat on the Floor", which eventually peaking at #52. Carrie Underwood later included a version of the track on her 2007 album Carnival Ride. Elam exited Universal South in 2008.


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