Karla Perretta uses her identifiable vocals to lace the songs she writes with power and passion that connects her not only her songs but to the audience. Her vocals are grounded in southern tradition but the sound evolves and captivates when she adds some gritty blues, southern rock and gospel influences. Her spicy, vibrant personality comes through in her vocal delivery and performance showcasing a style of Country music that is sure to set her apart . Her latest release, The Long Haul is abundant with poignant lyrics that reflect the trials and triumphs of life and provide melodies that grab the senses. Did You See Jesus, the current release has dj's from around the world crying and talking about this song. It is being played by thousands of stations in twenty six countries. Her first demo CD, Good Kinda Trouble featured six songs of which five rocketed onto the ECMA large chart within two months of their simultaneous release. Four landed in the top 100 and A Real Woman climbed to number 28 a bright start to her songwriting career. She followed this success with placing in the top five in The Song Of The Year for the country music genre fueling her passion to write her own songs. When she performs she is engaging, youthful in her exuberance and expression as if she was reliving her early childhood memories of performing to a full house of bible belt Baptists at the tender age of five. Although she is Northern bred she spent many years in south Georgia and her love of the south is evident in her depictions of southern living. For her, telling a story though song is a way of paying homage to a dying way of life. The success of her first releases combined with the significant radio support she has received as well a quickly growing fan base is paving the way for a European tour this year in addition to booking performances in the United States. Charity work is also a priority for her. A music video is in the works for a special charity inspired song that she wrote entitled, Not Unbreakable. This dynamic song tugs at the heart strings, dealing with the difficult subject of child abuse but it's emphasis is about realigning our personal priorities to make a difference by being called to action instead of looking away. The change in direction that can come from healing a child because of our actions is depicted brilliantly through lyric and melody. "It is a masterpiece...", Patty Parker, Comstock Records. Proceeds from this song will be donated to major national child abuse awareness organizations and corporate sponsors are getting involved making this a unique opportunity to share a message with a greater purpose than the song itself. Karla Perretta uses her personal experiences to create memorable songs and her gift to convey those emotions vocally is a triumph for country music. Those building blocks will provide a strong foundation for her budding career as a song writer and performer in the years to come. Her positive attitude, her tremendous work ethic and her strong faith simply reinforce her drive to do what she feels she was born to do, sing like there's no tomorrow.
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