At four years old, Cora Rose took up piano and began her life as a musician, songwriter, and later, producer. She wrote her first song at seven and released her debut album at fifteen.
After developing a following in her community, she moved to Nashville in 2005 where she co-wrote with such notable songwriters as Michael Peterson (“Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie”) and Jill King (“98.6 Degrees and Falling”).
In 2006, Cora decided to devote time to her other loves, economic development and Spanish. She traveled throughout the world, studying poverty and development issues, and absorbing a bit of the music from each culture she lived in. Throughout the years, she has picked up the guitar, cajón, djembe, West African kora, and she writes in both English and Spanish.
Cora's performances have appeared in a Ford National Ad Campaign and aired during the World Series. In 2011, she co-wrote and performed a song for NBC's Parks & Recreation. She has performed throughout the United States, West Africa, and Mexico, and she continues to conduct workshops in public schools, teaching youth how to write and record their own songs.