Katelyn Jae is a singer and songwriter who is on her way to musical fame. An early bloomer, Jae began creating her own music as a young teenager and participated in several talent contests during her childhood. After winning one of the singing competitions, she was signed by a renowned music manager named Johnny Wright, the founder, and CEO of Wright Entertainment Group. Beyond her budding music career, Katelyn is also known for being one half of a famous celebrity couple and the other half of award-winning country music star Kane Brown.
Katelyn Jae’s Facts
Early Life and Family Background
Although better known by her stage name Katelyn Jae, the music star was named Katelyn Krapf after her birth on June 19, 1992. She was born and raised in Chester Springs, a community in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Katelyn Jae is one of her parents’ three children; she has two brothers.
Her parents divorced when she was much younger, and although her mother’s name is known as Karen, information about her father is not available in media circles. There are various reports about her ethnic background. While some claim she is white, others say she has a mixed ethnic background.
There is not much information about Katelyn’s primary school education, but it is common knowledge that she started her music career quite early. Her love for music became apparent at a very young age, and at the age of three, she got a karaoke machine. However, everyone in her family simply assumed that music was just a hobby for her, and as a result, no one ever took her seriously.
Katelyn Jae’s Rise to Fame
All this changed after she caught the attention of her choir teacher in the sixth grade. Jae gave a captivating performance of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” during a concert performance, whereupon the teacher recommended that her parents enroll her in singing and piano lessons. Her parents took this wise advice and signed her up for singing, dancing, and acting lessons. As expected, the talented girl caught the entertainment mistake and has not looked back since.
Katelyn Jae received her high school education at Downingtown High School in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. She created, recorded, and performed her own music. Jae kept up with this while studying at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
As a teenager, she was voted one of the top five singers at the 2008 International Model and Talent Association conference. She was later selected from 23 singers to represent the United States at the 2010/2011 Avon Voices, an international singing competition for women. She also auditioned for popular music competitions such as American Idol and The Voice.
In 2012, she participated in the first season of the web series of the Take the Stage singing competition. Jae won the competition and as a result, she received a $20,000 prize and a management contract with Wright Entertainment Group and YOBI.tv. As part of her record deal, Katelyn Jae also received training at Johnny Wright’s boot camp in Florida. The talented singer was later to decide to study music management.
How Katelyn And Kane Brown Met
For those who do not know: Kane Brown is a successful country music artist known for hits like “Heaven” and “Used to Love You Sober”. Like any other musician, he goes to live performances, and among the audience at one of his concerts was Katelyn Jae, casually dressed in an oversized t-shirt with her hair pinned up.
She didn’t even know who Kane was at the time, but eventually, they were introduced by a mutual friend. In an interview, the country music singer said that when he saw Katelyn for the first time, he was immediately attracted to her. Still, he managed to keep a cool head and didn’t ask her out right away.
Later, however, he wrote her a message on Instagram and asked her when they were going out. The date was set, and he flew her to Nashville, not only for dinner but also to meet some of his friends. Their relationship developed quite quickly after that, but they kept their romance a secret until January 2017, when they revealed through social media that they were a couple.
Are They Married?
The beautiful couple took their romance to the next level and announced their engagement in April 2017. As Kane Brown revealed, he spontaneously asked the big question while they both watched a movie on Easter Sunday. He then announced their engagement during a live concert in Jae’s hometown of Philadelphia.
Katelyn Jae and Kane Brown then took their romance to a whole new level when they entered into a marriage on October 12, 2018. It was an intimate wedding ceremony that took place at the Mint Springs Farm in Franklin, Tennessee.
Shortly after they entered into the covenant of marriage, the groom of the love truck revealed a tattoo with his wife’s name “Katelyn” on his right hand.
Katelyn Jae’s Kid with Kane
In April 2019 the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. Kane Brown shared the good news with his millions of Instagram followers and published a picture of Katelyn’s sonogram, saying it had been a difficult task to keep the information secret. In the months following the announcement, the duo shared numerous images of Katelyn’s pregnancy look and her growing baby bump.
On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, close friends of the couple (Brittany Aldean and Jason Aldean) organized a baby shower for the expectant parents. During the event, Katelyn and Kane announced the name of their unborn daughter as Kingsley Rose Brown; she was born in October 2019.