Georgia-born singer/songwriter Katie Pruitt began singing at an early age. She ended up taking that early talent to Nashville's Belmont University, where she won the BMI Foundation's first Nashville Songwriting Scholarship.
With songs that trace the pains and pleasures of growing up, Pruitt also stood out for the emotionally earnest way she captured what it was like growing up gay in the south. In 2017, she won the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Buddy Holly Prize.
But it wasn't just a matter of her lyrical prowess. Pruitt also turned heads with her expansive vocals.
Pruitt eventually signed with Rounder Records. In 2018, she released the EP OurVinyl Live, and in early 2020, she released her debut album Expectations. She was nominated for Emerging Act of the Year at the Americana Music Awards.
For many music lovers in Central Kentucky, the Burl is a home away from home, so to get to step foot back inside and lay eyes on the glowing stain glass behind the stage is nothing short of magical.