• Lillie Burke

Commercial Music Showcase: Kenzie Palmer

Junior commercial music major Kenzie Palmer will be putting her own twist on classic songs for the Commercial Music Showcase on Monday.

Palmer will perform at the showcase as a solo artist for the first time.

“This is the first time I’m going to be on stage as just an artist at Belmont,” said Palmer. “I’m in an ensemble and I love it, but when I am on stage with my ensemble, I am a part of the ensemble, I’m not Kenzie Palmer.”

However, being in an group with Belmont students has its perks, especially when your background band for the Commercial Music Showcase consists completely of others from your ensemble.

“Although I feel really nervous about the showcast, they make me feel really comfortable,” said Palmer. “I’m really excited to share the experience with them.”

While the College of Music Business showcases require performers to sing two original tracks and one cover song, there is no such requirement for the Commercial Music Showcase.

Palmer will be covering two songs, “Painkiller” by Little Big Town and “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, for the showcase. Her third song will be a mashup of Jo Dee Messina’s “Bring on the Rain” and hymn “How Great Thou Art.”

“It’s going to be cool to be me and let them see what I want to be as an artist,” said Palmer.

See Palmer perform at the Commercial Music Showcase on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Massey Performing Arts Center. There is no charge for admission.

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