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Who is Katavállo Entertainment?

Cheryl Barkhouse
K-Leigh Schofield & Cheryl Barkhouse

Cheryl Barkhouse


Katavállo Entertainment

Hailing from Nova Scotia, Cheryl Barkhouse's profound love for Country music ignited her journey in the music industry. She joined her daughter's venture, K-Leigh's Korner (now Starr's Point Media), delving into video production and photography, garnering recognition and attracting independent artists.


Dedicated to artist support, Cheryl continually expanded her knowledge through courses and conferences. In 2010, she managed artists like Mark Lorenz and consulted with talents such as Cole Malone and Ryan Lindsay. Her business philosophy revolves around innovation, showcased through her monthly house concerts featuring artists like Duane Steele, Jamie Warren, Chad Brownlee, Adam Gregory, and Tenille Townes.


In 2013, Cheryl's commitment to innovation led to dinner shows by Katavállo Entertainment, featuring established headliners and independent artists. The iconic Somewhere in Alberta Showcase, launched in 2015, spotlights Alberta's independent artists during the Canadian Country Music Awards.


In 2019, Cheryl signed newcomer Brandon Lorenzo, innovatively staging cul-de-sac performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, catapulting his career.


Her support extended to Indigenous artist Stirling John in 2021, ushering in a new era of Inspirational Country Music. Cheryl finds immense pride and joy in artists' success and self-discovery.


In 2023, her contributions earned her a Talent Buyer of the Year nomination at the 12th Annual Country Music Alberta Awards, marking a milestone in her illustrious career. Additionally, 2023 brought Cheryl her first international recognition, with a nomination for Personal Artist Management at the 9th Annual Josie Awards held at the iconic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

K-Leigh Schofield

K-Leigh Schofield
Graphic Design/Social Media

With a career spanning nearly two decades in the dynamic landscape of Country Music, K-Leigh Schofield has been an integral part of the industry since 2004. Over the years, she has had the privilege of collaborating with renowned entertainers, conducting interviews with stars such as Brett Kissel, Paul Brandt, George Canyon, and Justin Moore.

In her role at Katavállo Entertainment, K-Leigh has seamlessly transitioned from her interviewing pursuits to a multifaceted role that encompasses graphic design, social media management, and radio tracking. Drawing upon her extensive experience, she brings a sharp and discerning eye to logo creation, cover art designs, and various other aspects of visual and promotional artistry.

K-Leigh Schofield's journey through the world of Country Music has not only forged strong connections with industry luminaries but also honed her ability to craft compelling and engaging content that resonates with fans and artists alike. Her dedication to the craft and her knack for striking visual storytelling make her a valuable asset in the ever-evolving realm of graphic design and social media within the Country Music scene.

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