Denise Owen – Vocalist performing with Kern Pratt
Denise began singing at a very early age with Gospel Groups, Barbershop Quartets and the Sweet Adeline’s, cutting her first 45 record at age 10 with her Dad. Her singing career includes a variety of music styles.
Performing a year in Nashville, Denise opened the John Carter Cash Birthday Celebration, sharing the stage with such famous stars as Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, the Gatlin Brothers, the Kentucky Head-Hunters, The Oakridge Boys, little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe.
Denise has perfected her unique sound with her Dad’s acclaimed band, The Owen Brothers. In 2007 she performed with the Owen Brothers Band for Mississippi’s First Lady, Marsha Barbour’s 67’ class reunion, held at the Governors’ Mansion. For several years she performed with the classic rock band, Dreamer. She performed with Tooz & Company and was lead singer for the dynamic, powerhouse, The Carlton South Carolina Show Band, who, in addition to many local venues, has been the opening act for Diamond Rio, Shenandoah and Traci Lawrence.
Presently she performs with the Kern Pratt and the Accused band as a lead singer. She also performs with Kern Pratt as a Duo. With Kern Pratt she has been on many festivals, private parties and corporate events and tours extensively. Denise worked with Kern Pratt on his album Broken Chains which was #1 on the Roots Music Mississippi Chart for Blues. She is a member of the Recording Academy.