Country Music Recording Artist and TV Personality

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​Tara Oram was born in Newfoundland, and later moved to Brampton, where she attended Bramalea Secondary School. Oram began performing under the indie label Wellcraft Music Group at the age of 16 and went on to perform in the band Big Catch. 

​Tara Oram is a Canadian country music recording artist and a top six finalist on the fifth season of Canadian Idol in 2007. At age 16, Oram was signed to indie label Wellcraft Music Group and released her first country music single called, “More Than I Dreamed” which was her first top 50 hit. She later toured with a local agency called Performerz, which allowed her to sing in theatres, malls and festivals throughout Ontario. When 19, Oram joined the band, Big Catch and played the bar/club circuit and corporate events around Ontario for the better part of four years, performing a mix of country, top 40, rock, R’n B and retro. In 2007, Oram auditioned for the hit show Canadian Idol, earning a 6th place finish. The next year, Oram signed her first major record deal with Open Road/Universal Music Canada and also appeared on reality TV series called, “The Tara Diaries” on CMT. CMT filmed a Christmas special she hosted, “The Night Before Christmas”. In October 2008, Oram’s first show as a signed artist was opening for her Idol, Marty Stuart in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2009, after hitting the top 15 with all three singles from “Chasing The Sun”, Oram received an ECMA (East Coast Music Association) for Country Recording of the Year Award and the CCMA Rising Star award. Also that year, for CMT and YTV, Oram appeared as a celebrity judge on the TV series, “Karaoke Star Junior”. On July 10, 2010, Oram was the opening act for Taylor Swift and performed at the second annual Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, singing to a crowd of more than 35,000 people. She has also collaborated with A-list Canadian and Nashville based writers and grown as a songwriter in her own right, ultimately co-writing two of the tracks on “Revival” – ‘Overalls’ and ‘Can’t Get Past’.​