Singer Kara Connolly grew up in Carmel Valley. Her debut album, released in 2018, was produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson) and mastered at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, preceded in June by a single for "Life in Rear View." "The album is what I would consider an upbeat, colorful take on modern feminism and relationship songs with a twist," she says.
In March 2018, Connolly appeared on CMT's docu-series Music City, from creator Adam DiVello of The Hills and Laguna Beach. "The show follows real-life musicians as they navigate their paths to success, fame and love in Nashville," she says. "I'm singing with the lead of the series, Kerry Degman, in the series premiere."