Singer-songwriter Kate Voegele is gearing up for the May release of A Fine Mess, the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2008 debut album, Donâ€™t Look Away (MySpace/Interscope). Voegele recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer Mike Elizondo (Rihanna, Maroon 5, Pink).
The 22-year-old has been racking up frequent flier miles of late, jetting back and forth between L.A. and Wilmington, North Carolina, where sheâ€™s also shooting new episodes of the CW Networkâ€™s hit TV series â€œOne Tree Hill.â€ This season sees Voegele reprising her role as singer-songwriter Mia. She made headlines last year by performing several songs on the show, all from Donâ€™t Look Away.
In their year-end issue, Billboard magazine spotlighted the 10 biggest film and television placement/appearances of 2008 and put Voegeleâ€™s involvement with â€œOne Tree Hillâ€ at No. 1. Wrote Billboard Sr. Editor Ann Donohue, â€œThereâ€™s getting a song placed in a prime-time show and then thereâ€™s getting cast in that show to play your own music and have the showâ€™s creator write storylines for you inspired by your songs. Such was the case for Kate Voegeleâ€¦â€.
The new season of â€œOne Tree Hillâ€ will see Voegele giving audiences sneak previews of songs from the upcoming album, beginning with the March 16th episode, when she will premiere a brand-new track titled â€œManhattan From The Sky.â€
Voegele, hailed by Entertainment Weekly for being among the best of â€œthe new golden age of female singer-songwriters,â€ spent the majority of 2008 touring in support of debut album Donâ€™t Look Away, the record that earned her â€œArtist To Watch In â€˜08â€ accolades from Billboard. Over the course of the year, she shared stages with Natasha Bedingfield, The Veronicas, Ben Lee, Cary Brothers and launched her own headlining tour.
Voegele performed on â€œLive with Regis and Kellyâ€ and CBSâ€™ â€œThe Early Show,â€ and also appeared on â€œTRLâ€ and Fuse-TVâ€™s â€œThe Sauce.â€ She recently gave a special acoustic performance on the ABC-TVâ€™s â€œThe Bachelor.â€ Sheâ€™s also been featured on the cover of USA Todayâ€™s â€œLifeâ€ section and appeared in the pages of People, CosmoGirl, TV Guide and Giant, to name but a few.
Check out Kateâ€™s latest video blog to sneak a peek inside the studio while she works on the new album.
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