Chiavola, Kathy


  • From Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Pronounced Kee-ávola
  • Has a master’s degree in voice from Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
  • As a Nashville session musician, she has sung on recording by Ricky Skaggs, Kathy Mattea, Tony Rice, Bill Monroe, John Hartford, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Tammy Wynette, Don Williams and Emmylou Harris and many others.
  • She has worked with the Doug Dillard Band, Vassar Clements, Country Gazette, Jerry Douglas and Mark O’Connor.
  • 1991, formed the Kathy Chiavola Band which at the time included Randy Howard, Brent Truitt and Wayne Southards.
  • Full time job: Teaches voice at Belmont University.
  • 1995, released bluegrass album “The Harvest.”
  • 1998, sang with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.
  • 1999, was voted Outstanding Background Vocalist at the Nashville Music Awards.