Karyn Williams biography
A dynamic woman with a powerful life story, Karyn is the eldest daughter of Orlando Magic Senior Vice President and founder Pat Williams. Having grown up in Orlando, Karyn’s international family includes nineteen children, fourteen of which are adopted from all over the world. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Karyn felt a calling to head to Nashville to pursue a career in music. After releasing her first independent radio single, Rejoice in 2010, Karyn signed with Inpop Records in 2011.
Karyn is a nine-time marathon runner, who is also the author of the highly-acclaimed book The Takeaway (HCI 2009) that she co-wrote with her dad. She currently makes her home in Nashville and is married to award-winning songwriter Brian White, best known for penning thirteen #1 gospel songs, as well as the multi-week #1 country hit Watching You, recorded by Rodney Atkins.
Inpop recording artist Karyn Williams wowed audiences with her rendering of the national anthem at the recent NBA Rising Stars Game 2012. Williams, who just released single “Rest In The Hope” from her Only You album, scheduled for a August 2012 release, was the only Contemporary Christian artist to perform during the NBA All Star Weekend.
One of the most highly anticipated new artists of 2012, Inpop Records’ Karyn Williams, took center stage recently during the NBA All Star Weekend in Orlando, FL. Besides singing the national anthem at the Rising Stars game on Friday, February 24th, Karyn also performed at the Athletes In Action breakfast on Saturday and at the NBA All Star Chapel on Sunday morning. At the breakfast on Saturday, Karyn’s father, Pat Williams, Senior Vice President and founder of the Orlando Magic, received the Jerry Colangelo Award. He was honored for his creativity and ingenuity that turned a Central Florida pro sports dream into the reality of Orlando Magic basketball, reaching into the homes of NBA fans throughout the country.
Before receiving his award, Pat was honored with special music from his daughter, which included a song Karyn wrote especially for him, Taking You With Me. It was a surprise for Pat Williams and garnered a standing ovation from the audience.
”Karyn was the only Contemporary Christian artist that was featured by the NBA during All Star Weekend,” explains Andrew Patton, General Manager/Vice President of A&R, Inpop Records. “It was quite an honor for the Inpop family to launch our new artist priority for 2012 on such an amazing stage. Karyn has a compelling story that is told extremely well through the songs on her record.”
Karyn’s upcoming debut album, Only You, is scheduled for a late Augus 2013 t worldwide release. Karyn co-wrote all eleven songs on the new project including the single, “Rest In The Hope” which is getting national airplay now. For more information on Karyn please visit online at www.karynwilliams.com