Nashville, TN – November 24, 2009

Kaitlyn Maher, the 5-year old sensation who endeared herself to millions with her vocal talent and personality on America’s Got Talent, is set to release her much-anticipated debut CD, You Were Meant To Be on November 26.  Initially available on her website www.KaitlynMaher.com, the CD will be available through iTunes, Amazon.com and other major distributors by early December.


A welcome departure from typical debut projects, You Were Meant To Be, produced by Grammy award winner Robert Reynolds (The Mavericks) and Scotty Huff (former guitar player for Keith Urban), is peppered with originality and personality.   The album includes world-class musicians who have played for some of the biggest names in the music industry including the Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, George Strait, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant.

Kaitlyn co-wrote two of the CD’s most memorable songs, “Daddy, I Love You” and “Dreams Come True”.  “Daddy, I Love You” is a heart-stirring ballad written by a loving daughter to her doting dad as she grows up. “Dreams Come True” is remarkable not only in the way the chorus’ rapturous classical melody sticks in your head but also because, when only four years old, it was the first song Kaitlyn ever started writing.

The album includes a fresh arrangement of the up-tempo foot-stomper “I Can See Clearly Now” and showcases a bit of Kaitlyn’s spunky side. The title cut, “You Were Meant to Be”, offers encouragement to forge ahead in the midst of struggles.  “Amazing Grace” sneaks up on you from its hauntingly beautiful piano intro to its innocently delicate ending.  The album would be incomplete without “Somewhere Out There”, a live-performance favorite that Kaitlyn first sang on “America’s Got Talent.”  Indeed, Kaitlyn breathes freshness and vitality into each song, making them uniquely her own. 
Since becoming the youngest artist ever to make it into the Top 10 as a Finalist on America’s Got Talent, Kaitlyn was a featured entertainer at the White House for then-President and First Lady Bush.  Kaitlyn has headlined at large venues throughout the country (including performing before audiences of over 40,000) and has appeared on the Today Show, Access Hollywood, ESPN, in People magazine, as well as other prominent interviews, newspapers and websites around the world.

Kaitlyn debuts in the just released direct-to-DVD Disney movie, Santa Buddies.  To top things off, she was selected by Disney to be the lead actress in The Search for Santa Paws, which she is currently filming in Vancouver, Canada and is scheduled for release November 2010.

Throughout this journey, Kaitlyn has been passionate about following her heart and helping others.  She was honored to be selected by Compassion International – one of the largest aid organizations in the world – to be their first ever Child Ambassador to raise awareness of and address global child poverty.  She is planning a trip to Guatemala on behalf of Compassion to bring relief to the children in need.  Kaitlyn will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from her You Were Meant to Be CD to Compassion’s efforts.

Kaitlyn is planning a media campaign in mid-December and will be performing songs from her album as well as recently released Christmas singles on radio and television programs.