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Kentuckian Cara Bishop Wins Artist of the Year - (Under 18) at The 9th Annual Josie Music Awards

The 9th Annual Josie Music Awards were held in Nashville at The Grand Ole Opry on October 22, 2023. The Josie Music Awards are the largest, most respected, revered award and prestigious events / association in the independent music industry. Their theme is "Chase Your Dreams - Be a Part of Something Big."

Cara Bishop is a rising star that was part of something BIG on the Grand Ole Opry stage winning Artist of the Year in the Under 18 Years Old Category during The Josie Music Awards. As a matter of fact, along with her 2023 win, she has received EIGHT Josie Music Awards Nominations in a variety of categories in just the past two years!

Cara is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from south central Kentucky. Her witty wording and catchy tunes paired with her versatile southern voice make her an automatic stand-out. Add on to that her fun, charismatic personality and you can see why her music is so endearing!

In the Spring of 2022, Cara's debut single "Mine For Now" was released to both radio and streaming platforms, with the accompanying music video shared on YouTube. The video was also featured on and has since been picked up by several other media platforms as well. She wrote the song when she was only 14 and it has already received a great deal of praise and attention from music professionals.

Following the release of "Mine For Now," Cara released three more self-penned songs to streaming platforms. "I Hope You Know That," "Breaking News" and "Wine On White" were also written when she was only 14.

Cara returned to the studio in October 2022 to record a new song she wrote titled "Confetti." Under the direction of producer Adam Knight, Cara had a blast making the song and loved the way it turned out

In the Spring of 2023, Cara recorded "Keep A Piece." It was released to streaming platforms in August. It, along with "Confetti", will be two of the songs featured on her upcoming EP. Thanks to the incredible outpouring of support from family, friends and the local community, as well as amazing connections made in Nashville, Cara has been able to play some really fun shows at some really cool venues. She has shows scheduled throughout the year in a tri-state area. 2024 is also ooking to be a great year with lots of exciting new opportunities in store for Cara!

When she's not singing, writing or playing guitar, Cara enjoys spending time with her sisters, hanging out with her best friend, playing basketball, painting, and playing with her Golden Retriever, Charlie. She's also very committed to her education- maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Congratulations to Cara Bishop on winning The Josie Music Awards "Artist of the Year" Under 18 at The Grand Ole Opry.

Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed. and Warren Cobb are Executive Producers of Overtones LIVE and Co-Owners of Listen Locally, LLC, as well as Executive Directors and Founders of Room 17 Productions, a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are also partners in Dreamland Entertainment Group and The Scribe TV Network.

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