Karen Hornsby from "Rising Star" is one of the contestants featured in the ABC reality competition series. She sang "To Love You More" for her inaugural performance on the show, garnering an 82% vote on the East Coast and 79% on the West Coast.

A one-time elementary school teacher, Karen Hornsby is a wife and a stay-at-home mom of daughter, Gabrielle, who has been left blind and unable to talk, since her treatment for brain cancer. In addition to singing, Karen writes music and is inspired by Celine Dion's voice which she thinks is magical and moving. Music is Karen's passion and through it, she wants to be an encouragement to others.




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Age: ∼38 years old
Current Residence: Jacksonville, FL




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