KO has been making a major impression in the music industry and has transitioned into a NEW DIRECTION! His confidence and smooth vocal ability has been proven to be out-of-the-box in both religious and pop message presentation for most traditionalists; and even some progressives. KO is a multi-talented composer, arranger, producer, barber, contractor, family man, comedian, friend, visionary, and male singer.
KO has released his first R&B project entitled, The Addendum released in 2015. KO has a collection of genres on the album Addendum. Since then KO has released singles Serenade, Yearning, I’ll Show You to name a few. The brand new track entitled “ On My Mind “ was released August of 2019 and it will surely blow you away.
Early life and career
Born into a musical family with six sisters with the name “Kendrick Orr”, on December 14, 1972, in Courtland, Alabama, KO has been singing gospel tunes by his father (musician) and mother (missionary) at a very young age. It can be said that music has really become the central theme in his life ever since. KO has taught himself to play several instruments and has perfected his vocal ability and developed his skills in the local area.
KO’s Professional Career
KO’s singing career began with his sisters (The Orr Sisters), Gospel Recording Artists. He then ventured into creating music and debuting gospel albums, Get Ready (2002) and I’ll Be Tha One (2007). With the rising success of his smash single “Home”, KO embarked on a promotional tour, The Purpose Tour, in the southeastern region. His hit single, “Jesus You” from his sophomore project became a notable hit oversees. This led to live performances, resulting in international notoriety and acclaim across the continent of Africa.
KO has performed at the Annual Bay Fest, Alabama’s largest music festival (Mobile, AL), which featured other performances by Jill Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Anthony Hamilton, B.O.B., and Ludacris, just to name a few. KO has also shared the stage with Keith Sweet and Bobby V. KO’s musical inspirations include: Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Fred Hammond, Maroon 5, John Legend, Shania Twain, and Kelvin Wooten. It may be flattering to be compared to John Legend, a man representing the zeniths of his profession and that is well-known by the masses. Here too, KO fits nicely with his highly recognized vocals and lyrics.