Kerensa Joy

KerensaJoy@yahoo.com KerensaJoy.com Theater and Performance 2009 Tennessee's Perfect Miss title-holder Current Host and Featured Singer at Smoky Mountain Cowboy Church, aired lived on WSM 650 AM (same as the Grand Ole Opry) Full-Time Show Host, Lead Female Vocalist, Dancer, and Guitarist, Tennessee Shindig Theater (Formerly Fiddlers Feast Dinner Theater), Pigeon Forge, TN (5 years) Member of the "OK Chorale", the official background vocalists for Smoky Mountain Cowboy Church. Regular Guest Artist at Nashville Palace, Nashville, TN Background Vocalist on Alan Jackson's Christmas Program, "Let It Be Christmas", aired annually on CMT Opening Act for country music artists Chely Wright, Sherrie Austin, Ty Herndon, and Sammy Kershaw Featured Evening Entertainment for Rivers Edge Restaurant (Erwin, TN), Milano's Greek Italian Restaurant (Kingsport, TN), and Guiseppe's Italian Restaurant (Kingsport, TN) Soloist in Impact and Pizazzy Ladies competitive high school showchoirs Ado Annie in Dobyns Bennett High School presentation of "Oklahoma!" and Cast Member/Soloist in Kingsport Fun Fest's "Godspell" and Theatre Bristol's "Schoolhouse Rock!" Electric Bass Guitarist for Kingsport Fun Fest presentation of "Cotton Patch Gospel" 1999 Special Guest Vocalist/Performer on live radio shows throughout the Tennessee/Virginia area Honors and Awards 1st Place for Tennessee's Perfect Teen and Miss Talent Competition North American Country Music Association, International: Vocalist of the Year for Traditional Country Music (2 consecutive years) Entertainer of the Year for Traditional Country Music (2 consecutive years) Vocalist of the Year for Contemporary Gospel Music Entertainer of the Year for Contemporary Gospel Music Dobyns Bennett High School Class of 2001 Most Talented Superlative Who's Who Among America's High School Students (4 years) 2000 Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts Selected Vocalist in the Music Program Numerous vocal, instrumental, academic, and community service awards during high school years Special Skills Recording Artist - Currently finishing a gospel CD, "To Honor You" Previously released recordings: "Two Hearts Breaking Even", "Those Memories", "Heart of the Mountains", and "Mountain Flower" Stage Manager, Lighting Director, Stage Hand, Spotlight Operator, and Front of House Sound Engineer with Belmont University School of Music Sound and Lighting Crew, Frank Baird, employer (3 years) Private Vocal Lessons at both highschool and college level (Belmont University) Acoustic Guitar Accompanist Keyboard Accompanist Classical Piano experience Experienced Dancer in ballet, tap, jazz, and clogging styles Student in Spanish language courses (6 semesters)