Singer-songwriter Kate Voegele is gearing up for the May release of A Fine Mess, the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2008 debut album, Don't Look Away (MySpace/Interscope). Voegele recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer Mike Elizondo (Rihanna, Maroon 5, Pink).

The 22-year-old has been racking up frequent flier miles of late, jetting back and forth between L.A. and Wilmington, North Carolina, where she's also shooting new episodes of the CW Network's hit TV series One Tree Hill. This season sees Voegele reprising her role as singer-songwriter Mia. She made headlines last year by performing several songs on the show, all from Don't Look Away.

Kate Voegele Talks New Single & "One Tree Hill"

In their year-end issue, Billboard magazine spotlighted the 10 biggest film and television placement/appearances of 2008 and put Voegele's involvement with "One Tree Hill" at No. 1. Wrote Billboard Sr. Editor Ann Donohue, "There's getting a song placed in a prime-time show and then there's getting cast in that show to play your own music and have the show's creator write storylines for you inspired by your songs. Such was the case for Kate Voegele…".

Voegele, hailed by Entertainment Weekly for being among the best of "the new golden age of female singer-songwriters," spent the majority of 2008 touring in support of debut album Don't Look Away, the record that earned her "Artist To Watch In '08" accolades from Billboard. Over the course of the year, she shared stages with Natasha Bedingfield, The Veronicas, Ben Lee, Cary Brothers and launched her own headlining tour. Voegele performed on Live With Regis and Kelly and CBS' "The Early Show," and also appeared on "TRL" and Fuse-TV's "The Sauce." She recently gave a special acoustic performance on the ABC-TV's The Bachelor. She's also been featured on the cover of USA Today's "Life" section and appeared in the pages of People, CosmoGirl, TV Guide and Giant, to name but a few.

Remaining Dates of her Lift Me Up tour:
5/19 Nashville, TN Rutledge
5/20 Atlanta, GA The Loft
5/22 Orlando, FL The Social
5/23 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
5/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
5/28 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
5/29 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
5/30 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
5/31 Dallas, TX The Loft
6/3 Phoenix, AZ Martini Ranch
6/4 San Diego, CA Soma Sidestage
6/5 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
6/6 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
6/7 San Francisco, CA Slims
6/10 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
6/11 Seattle, WA Neumo's

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