Sound Check features aspiring Country stars from Kalamazoo and around the state of Michigan performing their original music. This week, meet Kari Lynch.

You may remember Kari Lynch from Ribfest 2014. Originally from Clare in Mid-Michigan, she has made the move to Nashville and celebrated the release of her first full-length album by stopping by the Kalamazoo Country studios to play us a few songs.

The official record-release party is May 20 in Lowell, Mi. See the video for "Sweetheart" down the page following Kari's live in-studio acoustic performances. To keep up with this rising star, find Kari Lynch online and on Facebook.

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Photo: Cassie Pherson