Karyn Rochelle had a choice. Straight ahead, college loomed - a shaded path of libraries and stability. To her left, the crooked path to Music City beckoned. The Wilmington, North Carolina, native made a choice: she packed her bags and headed west, with only nineteen years under her belt.t was Rochelle’s mature voice that first snagged the attention of Nashville’s songwriting community. Pure, with impressive range, it effortlessly conjures up a tear or a hope. Karyn lent her voice to literally hundreds of demos, including Mark D. Sanders’ “I Hope You Dance” - a crossover hit for Lee Ann Womack - and Martina McBride’s “There You Are,” co-written by award-winning songwriters Bob DiPiero, Ed Hill and Mark Sanders.Her voice may have turned the first heads, but Rochelle had more to give. Her nostalgic composition “Georgia Rain,” found a kindred vocalist in Trisha Yearwood. The song earned Rochelle her first BMI Country Award in 2006 - a good omen for the immediate future. Rochelle also co-penned Yearwood’s “This Is Me You’re Talking To” a few years later. Shortly after, Rochelle joined forces with American Idol’s Kellie Pickler and co-penned the sassy “Red High Heels”, “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” along with Pickler’s softer “I Wonder”. In 2011, Rochelle co-wrote newcomer Sunny Sweeney’s “From A Table Away”. Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Lee Ann Womack, LeeAnn Rimes and even country legends such as Ronnie Milsap and George Jones have recorded songs by Rochelle.Rochelle also enjoys traveling and performing. Karyn is currently the opening act on the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. She released an EP on iTunes in September 2014. Rochelle signed a publishing contract with Major Bob Music in November of 2012 and resides in Nashville, TN.