Katie Linendoll is an outrageously multi talented Emmy Award-winning TV personality, consumer technology expert and one of the leading women in the field of technology. Katie, as one of the most in-demand technology experts worldwide has hosted multiple shows on top networks with frequent appearances as a contributor for major media outlets including The Rachael Ray Show, The Weather Channel, CBS Sports Radio and many more.
Now Katie Linendoll announces the debut of her music career with her EP, "Jericho Battle Cry" and is elated to kick-off her journey combining her faith and love for music. Linendoll takes pride in living a faith-filled life and is excited to share her passion for Christian music through her self-funded EP.
Although this EP marks Linendoll’s first step into the Christian music industry, she is not foreign to the music world. Her dad is a drummer, and she has taken voice lessons for over 15 years. In addition, she has dabbled in guitar, piano, music theory and various music software programs. With her professional life on television, she has always been drawn to the pre- and post-production of music, producing select music projects over the years.
In addition to her live in-studio media appearances, Linendoll runs her own production company allowing her to shoot, produce, and edit her own tech news stories in some of the most exotic and extreme locations. Those locations have ranged from a remote community in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan to NASA's zero-gravity training lab 63-feet underwater off the coast of the Florida Keys. Katie's cutting-edge technology stories have been featured as TV and digital segments and series on The Weather Channel, Popular Science, and Sports Illustrated to name a few.
Linendoll is one of the first women in tech to make significant contributions to the industry, starting her career at the age of 12 when she began coding and earning networking certifications before graduating from high school. Linendoll went on to receive a degree in Information Technology New Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Following graduation, she soon began working behind the scenes in production for ESPN where she won an Emmy Award for her work on "SportsCenter". Katie has contributed to more than 60 written and digital pieces as a sports tech expert. Following her work at ESPN, she was nominated for a second Emmy Award for her work as a co-host on A&E's "We Mean Business," a reality show designed to help revamp small businesses across the country.
Linendoll is a Silicon Valley Visionary Award Recipient, which celebrates Silicon Valley leaders in technology, education, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Alongside her two Emmy nominations, and one win, Linendoll also holds a Guinness World Record for the "Most High Fives in One Minute".
With everything Katie puts her hands to, whether in her personal or professional life, she works hard and doesn’t take short cuts, which is also true for the start of her music career. She had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best professionals in the industry, bringing her lyrics and ideas to life and has said, "The goal is to evangelize, to inspire and give back."
"Jericho Battle Cry" is based on the Biblical Battle of Jericho, when the Israelites were trying to take command of the fortified city of Jericho from the Canaanites. After the Israelites marched around the city once a day for six days on the seventh day, God commanded them to march around the city seven times and then to sound their ram’s horns. With infallible courage, they blew their horns and sounded a battle cry. And as God never fails, the walls of Jericho came crashing down.
Linendoll has also shared, "As I also come from a proud military family, this song contains equal parts Americana, vigor and scripture: ‘Be clothed in the armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the treachery of the devil’ (Ephesians 6:11). So, whether you’re alone in your room, driving in your car, working out or traveling, I hope and pray that you turn this song up and feel inspired."
Katie desires to inspire others with her music, even if it’s only one person, similar to the way other artists have inspired her. She has stated, "If I can do that, then I have accomplished what God has led me to through my love and passion for music."
Additionally, 50% of all net proceeds from the EP and merchandise will be donated to a cause close to Katie’s heart. For "Jericho Battle Cry," the organization is Bugles Across America, a non-profit organization that has created a network of volunteers who provide Buglers who sound "Taps" live for Veteran funerals at no cost. Since 2000, they have participated in over 250,000 Funeral Missions and over 2 million hours of volunteer time.
Katie Linendoll is also hosting a new CCM series called FAITH: Soundcheck on SiriusXM. The limited series will air LIVE and then will re-air and will include guests such as For King and Country, Sanctus Real and Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire.