Born in Dayton, Ohio, Kara Eknes is a Tennessee-based vocalist who has been performing professionally across the globe for large-scale theaters, cruise ships, theme parks and more. She began singing in church at the age of 6, and hasn’t stopped since. After studying Musical Theatre at Bowling Green State University, she has since been nominated by the Smoky Mountain Opry as "Best Female Performer" for the 2017 IAAPA awards.
With a passion for a vast variety of music, Kara has represented entertainment companies in newsprints, radio broadcasts, voice acting and performances in NYC recording studios. Although she loved the Big Apple, her country heart brought her to Nashville. Kara is thrilled to continue her second year with the General Jackson Showboat! She wants to thank her family and sweet husband Keven for their constant love, support, and inspiration.