Singer/songwriter and viral sensation Karen Waldrup continues her forward-thinking business approach by announcing new partnerships with cutting edge brands including BINGE Networks, Weather Guard and FabFitFun.
Dynamic streaming media platform BINGE Networks and Waldrup are excited to create one of the network’s first ever music genre channels. This partnership brings Waldrup’s already viral content to an even larger audience by offering free and pay per view options. BINGE content is available online (BINGEnetworks.tv), via smart TV’s such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and on the App Store for iOS and Android devices. View Karen’s channel here.
”We are extremely thrilled to have Karen Waldrup’s channel on BINGE! This is one of the first in the Music genre and it comes just weeks before we broadcast the Hollywood Music In Media Awards,” says Bonnie Bruderer, CEO of BINGE Networks. “Music is a huge focus for BINGE moving forward, so we are ecstatic to have Karen joining our network.”
In addition, Waldrup is joining fellow country artists Luke Combs and Tim Montana, Major League Bowhunters Chipper Jones and Matt Duff as well as veteran Outdoor Channel personality Hal Shaffer as 2018/2019 Weather Guard nation brand ambassador.
“I feel so blessed to have these diverse opportunities to bring our content to a new audience and hopefully add new members to our Waldrup Worldwide family,” exclaims Waldrup. “To be partnered with Binge and have my own smart TV channel is amazing! And, being included with the other Weather Guard Nation Brand Ambassadors is a big honor.”
These partnerships as well as the one with FabFitFun, come on the heels of a sold out show in Georgia, at Madlife Stage and Studios, that’s available exclusively on BINGE Networks today. Continuing to expand her live show audience in addition to her online community, Waldrup is winning over new crowds at each performance.
Madlife director Kerrie Levi raved, “It was the best show in 2 1/2 years we have had at MadLife. That is saying a lot!”
For tour dates, visit KarenWaldrup.com.
Waldrup has 15 videos that have been viewed over 1 million times. Collectively, her videos have been viewed over 220 million times in the past year and a half and her Waldrup Worldwide Family is almost half a million strong and growing daily.
Waldrup released her dream album, Justified, produced by award-winning iconic producer Garth Fundis, on July 13. She wrote or co-wrote 9 of the 11 tracks with Nashville friends and fellow songwriters including Julia Cole, Anthony Smith, Donnie Skaggs, Ed Hill, Brian Kolb and others. The album features title track “Justified,” that Music Row magazine calls “a soul-rock tune that showcases potent, wailing and penetrating vocalist with moxie and fire,” the catchy party anthem “What Goes On In This Bar (Stays In This Bar),” Waldrup’s viral version of “I Hope You Dance,” the Lori McKenna penned love song “Sometimes He Does” and the vibey and sultry “Slow and Easy.”
Throwback to November 2016, Waldrup launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a new project that award-winning producer Garth Fundis agreed to produce. The life of the campaign was a roller coaster ride, with very low lows and even higher highs for independent artist Waldrup. During the campaign, she heard a preacher say “the moment you take the burden off of yourself to be important is the moment you start living your true potential,” and she committed to living that mindset. Shortly after, by request from a 16 year old fan, Waldrup recorded an unedited, one-take cover of Lee Ann Womack’s massive hit “I Hope You Dance” in her living room. After sending it to that fan, she also shared the video with her friends at lifestyle brand Country Rebel. They were blown away by the heartfelt cover and posted it immediately on their socials. After millions of views and thousands of interactions on social media, her Indiegogo campaign was over 100% funded and she began recording that dream album. To date, the video has been viewed over 28 million times.
Listen to Justified here.
Autographed copies available at www.karenwaldrup.com/store.
- Colorado Kiss – Julia Cole, Karen Waldrup
- Nobody’s Running Away – Ed Hill, Donnie Skaggs, Karen Waldrup
- Parker Presley – Parker Pressley, Karen Waldrup
- Justified – Brian Kolb, Karen Waldrup
- Slow & Easy – Anthony Smith, Karen Waldrup
- What Goes On In This Bar (Stays In This Bar) – Ed Hill, Donnie Skaggs, Karen Waldrup
- Sometimes He Does – Lori McKenna
- Praying For My Cowboy – Julia Cole, Karen Waldrup
- Warm In Your Sunshine – Brett Jones, Karen Waldrup
- Cool Hat – Ed Hill, Donnie Skaggs, Karen Waldrup
- I Hope You Dance – Tia Sillers, Mark Sanders
About Karen Waldrup
New Orleans native Karen Waldrup is a triple threat musician, songwriter and recording artist known for her thrilling performances and nostalgically new style of country music.
Waldrup has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere from Long Beach, CA to Dublin, Ireland and is now a true viral sensation with her social media videos gaining mass appeal and more than 220 million views. Waldrup is the subject of “Waldrup Wednesdays,” the hugely popular weekly video series on Country Rebel’s Facebook page.
Waldrup recently won four Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMA) for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Warm in Your Sunshine,” Best Live Country Performer and Best Country Solo Artist Female. In 2017, she won 3 NIMA awards for Best Live Country Performer, Best Video and Best Country Solo Artist Female and she also landed an original song in the motion picture ‘Scales: Mermaids are Real’.
Waldrup has been featured on Hallmark Channel, Bravo TV’s Platinum Hit, NASCAR ESPN LIVE, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII and hundreds of other outlets world wide.
Waldrup’s new album Justified is available everywhere now.
ABOUT BINGE Networks
BINGE Networks is a streaming media platform that helps content creators monetize their content and get instant distribution on Smart TV outlets and OTT all over the world. Their patented distribution technology allows creators to have instant syndication on over 50 platforms. BINGE works directly with Smart TV manufacturers and OTT platforms, building the BINGE Networks app directly into the device. For more information, visit BINGEnetworks.tv.
ABOUT WEATHER GUARD®
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FabFitFun inspires happiness and fulfillment through discovery. For $49.99 a season, FabFitFun members receive a glam gift box stuffed with over $200 in the latest and greatest full-size beauty, fashion, fitness, tech, and home essentials. The fast-growing subscription service reaches hundreds of thousands of women in the US and Canada, and the editorial content, videos, and social posts entertain millions of women around the world each month.