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“Also lifting up the audience was 16-year-old Caroline Kole, who opened for Reba with a 30 minute set with her two musicians. Kole has a strong, excellent voice, and a perky stage presence”
“We have found that it is hard to come by an album where each track presents a completely different story and sound from the one before. Enter Caroline Kole, an artist new to the scene who, in our opinion, has the talent, drive, focus, integrity, and ability to change the face of today’s music. With each of the six tracks, you think you have wrapped your head around who Caroline is, and then the next one starts, and you meet an entirely different girl who somehow alters herself while remaining true to who she is. If you are going to invest in any album to start off 2014, this is where you should begin.”
“Caroline Kole is barely old enough to drive and she has already accomplished what many country singers twice her age only dream about. She is managed by Reba McEntire’s hubby, has a publishing record deal and spends her weekends opening for Reba and other big named country artists. We agree with Reba this Tampa Bay raised teen is going places.”
“At just 16, Caroline Kole has sung before thousands alongside Reba McEntire. She has opened for such country stars as Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson.”
“Caroline was introduced to Reba’s husband, highly acclaimed Nashville music manager, Narvel Blackstock. It was from there that Caroline became one of the few, the proud, the Starstruck Management elite. To put the short, but impressive, roster into perspective, Caroline shares music management with the likes of Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Clarkson. That’s it, folks. Obviously Reba, and then Narvel, saw something incredibly special in this young Florida girl turned country singer, as she was adopted into the Starstruck family without hesitation.”
“McEntire brought along 16-year-old singer/songwriter Caroline Kole to open the show and the headliner's eye for talent proved keen. Kole put on a performance well beyond her 16 years and owned the stage with a learned confidence akin to McEntire's. "Remember her name," McEntire said of Kole. "You're going to be seeing it at the top of the charts real soon." ”
“Kole is an exceptional guitar picker and has an innate way of writing and singing a hook. Her voice has taken on a throatier wisdom; she can live within a song now instead of merely reciting one well.”
“She started to sing and I was blown away by Miss Kole’s very strong, mature and powerful voice. It turns out not only is Caroline a powerful singer, but also a gifted songwriter.”
“She blows me away every time she gets on stage. I love her as a person, an entertainer, a singer/songwriter. She is wonderful. You guys just keep your ears, eyes open for this young lady. To the top. I honestly believe that!"”
“I am very honored to be working with a young person of such obvious, true talent, and with a great personality to go along with it. I have met very few people "in the industry" who have it together like she does. Caroline Kole is the real deal.”
“At fourteen years old, she has a stage presence that makes anyone want to stop and listen to what comes out of this young girl.”
“...she has a rare quality in her vocals and songwriting abilities that you don’t see often in such a young artist.”
“With her strong vocals, outstanding songwriting ability and energetic style, she continues to amaze audiences throughout the country. ”
"This girl is going to the moon! Just watch. Soon she will be selling out arenas. I guarantee it."
“With a level of talent and stage presence normally associated with much older acts, Caroline will certainly be a fixture in country music for many years to come.”
"...at 13 years old, Caroline has accomplished in the music business what others twice her age have only imagined."
"At 13 years old, she's a fireball of talent and guitar artistry, drawing enthusiastic crowds wherever she performs."
“...it's glaringly apparent that even though she's just 13, when Caroline straps a guitar over her shoulder and steps up to the mic, she definitely has "IT."”
“My goodness!! I had goosebumps!!... Wow! The presence this young lady has at 12 years old!! Besides the fact that she has a powerful voice and is a great guitar player... What an amazing young woman!! What a future this young lady has.”
“There is something miraculous about such a young talent with such deep lyrics and strong vocals. The Clearwater and Tampa Bay area is blessed with such an inspirational, well grounded young star. Adults, children her age, and younger will feel the power from her lyrics and vocals.”
“She is completely amazing! And we're gonna look back on this night and say, 'I remember when she was on the radio and now she's out on tour with Carrie Underwood', cause I promise you it's gonna happen.”
“...She's nothing short of phenomenal... I've never seen anybody come into a live studio... short of the top people like Rod Stewart or Celine Dion... that have this kind of talent!"”
“Sometime soon, maybe next year, next month, next week in the starmaking offices of Sony Music, the little girl's story will tilt toward legend, her life turned into a slick publicity tease...”
“Only 12, she’s already a talented vocalist and guitarist with a bright future;”
“This little 12-year-old could belt out something fierce! A voice like that on someone so young was impressive, but her stage presence was even more so.”
“Her sparkly acoustic tunes reveal a musical maturity well beyond her years -- and that of a lot of musicians, too.”