Katelyn Jae is a singer-songwriter who is on her way to music stardom. An early bloomer, Jae started creating her own music as a young teenager and took part in several talent contests while growing up. After winning one of the singing competitions, she got signed by a renowned music manager named Johnny Wright, the founder/CEO of the Wright Entertainment Group. Beyond her budding music career, Katelyn is also known for being one half of a famous celebrity couple, the other half being the award-winning country music star, Kane Brown.
Facts About Her Early Life and Family Background
Though she is 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 got divorced when she was much younger and while her mother’s name is known to be Karen, information regarding her father is not available in media circles. There are varying reports on her ethnicity. While a few have it that she is Caucasian, others have it that she is of mixed ethnicity.
There is not much information on Katelyn’s elementary education, nevertheless, it is common knowledge that she began her music career quite early. Her love for music became obvious at a very young age and she got a karaoke machine at the age of three. However, everyone in her family simply assumed that music was a mere hobby for her and as a result, no one ever took it seriously.
Katelyn Jae’s Rise to Fame
All that changed after she caught the attention of her choir teacher while she was in the sixth grade. Jae delivered a captivating rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” during a concert performance, after which the teacher recommended that her parents get her enrolled for vocal and piano classes. Her parents took that wise counsel and enrolled her for singing, dancing, as well as acting classes. As expected, the talented youngster caught the entertainment bug and has not looked back ever since.
Katelyn Jae had her high school education at Downingtown High School in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. While at it, she created, recorded, and performed her own music. Jae kept up with this while studying at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
As a teenager, she was selected among the top five singers at the 2008 International Model and Talent Association conference. She was later selected among 23 female singers to represent the US at the 2010/2011 Avon Voices, an international singing competition for women. She equally auditioned for popular music competitions like American Idol and The Voice.
Back in 2012, she took part in the first season of the singing competition web series, Take the Stage. Jae won the contest and as a result, she received a $20,000 prize in addition to a management contract with Wright Entertainment Group and YOBI.tv. As part of her recording contract, Katelyn Jae also got to train at the Florida compound music industry boot camp of Johnny Wright. The talented singer would later 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”. Just like every other musician, he also goes for live performances and among the audience in one of his concerts was Katelyn Jae, who was casually dressed in an oversized t-shirt with her hair pulled up.
She didn’t even know who Kane was at the time but they were eventually introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Speaking in an interview, the country music singer said the first time he saw Katelyn, he was instantly drawn to her. Nonetheless, he managed to keep his cool and not ask her out on the spot.
But then, he later messaged her on Instagram asking when they were going to hang out. The date was fixed and he flew her to Nashville not just for a dinner date, but to also meet some of his friends. Their relationship progressed pretty quickly afterward, however, they kept their romance on a low key until January 2017 when they revealed via social media that they were an item.
Are They Married?
The picture-perfect couple took their romance a notch higher and announced their engagement in April 2017. As revealed by Kane Brown, he spontaneously popped the big question while they were both watching a movie on Easter Sunday. He went on to announce their engagement during a live concert in Jae’s home city of Philadelphia.
Katelyn Jae and Kane Brown subsequently took their romance to a whole new level when they tied the knot on October 12, 2018. Theirs was an intimate wedding ceremony that took place at the Mint Springs Farm in Franklin, Tennessee.
Soon after they tied the knot, the lovestruck groom revealed a tattoo of his wife’s name “Katelyn” on his right hand.
Katelyn Jae’s Kid with Kane
In April 2019, the couple announced they were expecting their first baby. Sharing the good news with his millions of Instagram followers, Kane Brown posted a picture of Katelyn’s sonogram, saying it’s been a tough job keeping the information a secret. In the months following the announcement, the duo shared numerous pictures of Katelyn’s pregnancy looks and her increasing baby bump.
On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, close friends of the couple (Brittany Aldean and Jason Aldean) organized a baby shower for the soon-to-be-parents. During the event, Katelyn and Kane announced the name of their unborn daughter as Kingsley Rose Brown; she was born in October 2019.