We recently had the honor of spending some time with the lovely Irene Rose. Irene is a native South Carolinian who is proud of her southern roots. Irene has made many amazing accomplishments in her career as a singer/song writer. Even with such a great career, she still felt something was missing. She felt God pulling her in a different direction. Irene put her faith and trust in God and He led her into an awesome ministry. Today Irene write, sings, and performs children’s songs. She has always had a big heart for children and now lives out her life bringing joy and happiness into their lives. Read Irene’s bio below to learn more about her accomplishments and history with music.
Singer/songwriter Irene Rose Smith is an 8th generation South Carolinian who cherishes her southern roots and writes songs that honor them. Her music is a soundtrack of the south as she wistfully sings about family, small towns, sweet tea, grits, and God.
In college, she won her campus version of American Idol twice, radio talent searches, as well as secured placements in private showcases for both America’s Got Talent and American Idol.
After graduating from Charleston Southern University, she then studied in Auckland, New Zealand at a creative/performing arts school through Youth With A Mission touring New Zealand, Thailand, China and Hong Kong as a songwriter, singer, and choreographer.
In 2011, Irene Rose started a movement called “Stop Traffic” partnering with Shared Hope International, an organization committed to fighting human trafficking. Her songs written from the perspective of sex slaves have been played both on TV and radio raising awareness and financial support for the issue.
After completing four albums, twenty of her songs have had television and radio airplay in San Francisco, Nashville and all across South Carolina. She was selected for a national talent search with Sony record label and was signed in Nashville as an artist and songwriter on music row with Blue Guitar music. She was offered another record deal, multiple TV show offers, and a national tour, but chose to decline and move home to her hometown of Charleston SC where she transitioned into children’s music which she has discovered is her true passion.
She resides in Summerville SC where she is a Christian school music director, private music instructor, and owner of an award-winning children’s entertainment company Once Upon A Party, where she entertains as a character actress and teaches young children the importance leadership and character.
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