After listening to Kaitlin Butts’ pure and simple country music, it is obvious that she is not riding the fence where her music is concerned. With vocals that throw you back to the honesty of early female honky-tonkers, and with that nostalgia refreshingly uncontrived, this Oklahoman sings her songs with 50 years of heartbreak in her voice, though she is not even half that age.
In 2014, Kaitlin entered acclaimed Red Dirt artist, Mike McClure’s Boohatch Studio to begin recording her upcoming album, Same Hell, Different Devil. Kaitlin was able to have renowned musicians on the album such as Jon Knudson, Alan Orebaugh, and Grammy-award winner, Lloyd Maines. The project was mixed and mastered by Joe Hardy who has worked with artists such as, Steve Earle and Turnpike Troubadours. The new album draws the listener into the stories of love and fun, as well as to the darker corners of life, like heartbreak, revenge, jealousy, and the inevitable whiskey drunk.
This rebellious redhead has supported artists such as, Mike McClure, John Fullbright, Wade Bowen, Zane Williams, William Clark Green, Cody Canada, and Charlie Worsham. She has performed at SXSW, Gypsy Café Music Festival, Norman Music Festival, and OKC Fest, where she was named an artist to watch by NewsOK. Kaitlin is also a frequent performer at the Centennial Rodeo Opry, Oklahoma’s “Official Country Music Show.”
Kaitlin’s music has recently received praise from Red Dirt/Blue Collar, who claimed that the future of Oklahoma music is comfortably sitting at her feet.