Katrina Ruth ElamÂ (born December 12, 1983 inÂ Bray, Oklahoma) is an AmericanÂ country musicÂ singer and songwriter. Signed toUniversal South RecordsÂ in 2004, she released her self-titledÂ debut albumÂ that year, charting in theÂ BillboardÂ Hot Country Singles & Tracks (nowÂ Hot Country Songs) with the No.Â 29 “No End in Sight” and the No.Â 59 “I Want a Cowboy”. A third single, “Love Is”, peaked at No.Â 47 from an unreleased second albumÂ Turn Me Up. Elam left the label in 2008.
After completing high school, Katrina Elam moved toÂ Nashville, TN, where she secured a contract withÂ Universal South Records.Â Jimmie Lee SloasÂ produced her first self-titled album, released onÂ October 5, 2004. The album reached No.Â 42 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No.Â 33 on Top Heatseekers chart. The first single, â€œNo End In Sightâ€, reached No.Â 29 on theÂ BillboardÂ Hot Country SongsÂ chart. The follow-up single “I Want a Cowboy” reached No.Â 59 on the same chart. Elam also toured in 2004 withÂ Keith Urban.
Elam later toured withÂ Rascal FlattsÂ to promote her unreleased second album,Â Turn Me Up. “Love Is,” the first single released from the album, peaked at No.Â 47 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in 2006. Another single from the album, “Flat on the Floor,” eventually peaking at No.Â 52.Â Later in the year,Â Carrie UnderwoodÂ did include a version of the track on her 2007 albumÂ Carnival Ride. Elam exited Universal South in 2008.Â Â Elam also co-wrote the track “Change” on Underwood’s 2009 albumÂ Play On. Reba McEntire covered “I Want a Cowboy” on her 2009 albumÂ Keep On Loving You. Elam also co-wrote “Easy”, Rascal Flatts’ collaboration withÂ Natasha Bedingfield.
In late 2010, Elam was cast in a sequel to the 1992 filmÂ Pure Country,Â Â titledÂ Pure Country 2: The GiftÂ Â Elam’s “Dream Big” was released to radio in late 2010 and served as the lead single for the movie’s soundtrack, which was released on February 8, 2011.