Kenzie Walker is an amazing 11-year-old vocalist with an even more amazing story! The pint-sized prodigy recently made her international television debut on TBN, the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Grammy award winner Jason Crabb welcomed the young singer to the set of the Praise the Lord television show taped before a live audience at Trinity Music City in Nashville, TN.
The program originally aired on April 15, 2015 and is now available on-demand via iTBN.org. Click here to view the entire show.
Walker shared her incredibly gripping story with the audience and performed a few selections from her upcoming EP, Smallest Gifts, set for release on May 19, 2015.
Born in the Hunan Province of China, Kenzie was abandoned in a paper box at a train station clothed in nothing more than a light blue jacket. In the early morning hours, this innocent baby girl was found by a kind stranger and taken to an orphanage in China where she lived the first year of her life. This little girl was adopted by a couple from Texas approximately at one year old and raised in the United States.
From that moment, Kenzie began to grow up and live as any normal American child, with one extraordinary exception.
Early on her parents noticed Kenzie had a special fondness for anything musical. She would sing along with clock chimes, memorize lyrics to songs she heard and sing complete songs when she was barely able to talk.
Fast forward through the last 11 years on Kenzie’s unusual life journey and not only has she performed the National Anthem for the Major League Baseball team the Houston Astros but has landed a record deal after being discovered by veteran producer and 2015 GRAMMY Nominee, Mark Carman.
At such a young age, Kenzie is already set to share her musical talent with the world. Smallest Gifts, Kenzie’s debut EP will be released by Mansion Entertainment and distributed by Sony/RED on May 19, 2015 and a tour targeting Southeast Asia in late 2015 is in the planning stages.
“Heaven Come Down,” Kenzie’s first single, is already making an impact with radio programmers warmly embracing the music.