Kate Bowen is a singer-songwriter hailing from a small Appalachian town in South Carolina. Singing and performing as long as she can remember, she took an interest in songwriting as a young teenager, garnering the attention of the band NEEDTOBREATHE's bassist, fellow South Carolinian, Seth Bolt. After years writing and working with Bolt, the two received a movie placement of a version of the 80's hit "Holding Out for A Hero" in the 2011 film Footloose. The success of the film's soundtrack sparked a viral internet hit, momentum for a young Bowen (known at the time by stage-name Ella Mae Bowen), and the signing of her first major deal in Nashville. She also found support from country artists such as Keith Urban, as well as A-List songwriters such as Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna. With half a decade in Nashville, a record deal and publishing deal, and many miles behind her, she is finding success as a songwriter. Her song "I'll Go On" was included on Reba McEntire's chart-topping LP Love Somebody, along with other exciting prospects and opportunities in her writing career. Bowen has found a new start as a writer and artist, penning a deal with Jay Joyce's Neon Cross Music and Warner Chappell Music. Though she is passionate about writing songs for others, she is also working on new Alt-Pop music of her own to be released this Summer. She can be seen performing at across Nashville on a regular basis, as well as some universities and clubs around the US. In her free time, Bowen enjoys writing things besides songs, and traveling with her husband Zach and dog Byrnes.