Kristy Brings Home Gold!!!
Australia’s country music industry celebrated their pinnacle night in Tamworth on Saturday with prestigious Golden Guitar trophies being awarded to the best releases of the past year at the 2015 Australian Country Music Awards. A childhood dream came true for Kristy making history as she was awarded the FIRST EVER Bluegrass Recording of the Year Golden Guitar for her track One Heartbreak Away. The award, which was added to the list of awards this year due to the growth of the bluegrass genre in Australia, was presented by Alternate Country singer Lachlan Bryan and Nashville songwriter and Kristy’s producer Jerry Salley.
“I’m still not sure that this is all real, since I was a child I have wanted to have one of these (Golden Guitar) on my bedside table, but to be acknowledged with the first ever Bluegrass Golden Guitar and to be presented it by my long time friend and producer Jerry Salley just made it that bit more special…. we have made history! I can’t thank the industry here at home enough for their ongoing support, and my label Pisgah Ridge for believing in me and making this album with us” – Kristy Cox
Kristy was also asked to present two awards on the night and perform with a stellar line up of Australia’s best in the finale ‘And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ which paid tribute to the centenary year of the ANZAC’s.
Kristy Cox receives 3 Australian Country Music Award Nominations
Announced last week in Sydney Kristy’s album ‘Living For the Moment‘ was named a finalist for THREE categories in the Australian Country Music Awards (Golden Guitar Awards).
- Female Artist of the Year
- Bluegrass Recording of the Year for ‘One Heartbreak Away’
- Alternate Country Album of the Year
The nominations come on the back of a huge 2014 for Kristy which has seen her release her first ever international album, ‘Living For The Moment’. The album has seen chart success both in Australia and the USA for singles ‘This‘ and ‘One Heartbreak Away‘ and received three shortlist finalist nominations in the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards including Song of the Year for ‘One Heartbreak Away.‘ Kristy has spent the greater part of the year touring with shows across the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.
‘This’ – NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
‘This‘ is the 2nd single from KRISTY COX’s new album Living For The Moment. The track showcases Kristy’s softer side as she sings about those first moments of falling in love. Kristy’s strong vocal ability shines on this song, which is a great reflection of the new album’s musical diversity and how it expands on the bluegrass influences of her previous projects.
Living For The Moment, as the title suggests, is about taking chances, a perfect reflection of where Kristy is in her life. The album has already seen Kristy chart on radio and CMC, both in Australia and the USA, with the first single ‘One Heartbreak Away‘ which hit #3 on the Country Tracks Top 30, #12 on the Official Australian Radio chart and #18 on the Bluegrass Today radio chart in the USA.
Kristy’s success continues with Living For the Moment including making the shortlist for the International Bluegrass Music Awards in Female Vocal of the Year, Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘One Heartbreak Away‘. Kristy has returned to Australia to tour throughout September after making the move to Nashville after signing her first recording deal in the USA with Pisgah Ridge and an exclusive writing contract with Asheville Forest Music. She will return to the USA for the IBMA convention at the end of the month before remaining in Australia until after Tamworth.
Kristy makes shortlist for IBMA Awards
Kristy has already had a huge year since the release of her brand new album ‘Living for the Moment‘ in February. The first single ‘One Heartbreak Away‘ has had chart success in Australia and the USA including reaching #12 on the Official Australian Country Radio Chart, #4 on the Country Tracks Top 30, #23 on the CMC Top 30 and #1 on the Global Airplay Direct Bluegrass Album Chart. Her success continues this week as she is named a short list finalist in the IBMA Bluegrass Awards for three categories, Female Vocalist of the Year – Emerging Artist of the Year and the prestigious Song of the Year.
“It is an honor to be named amongst some of my bluegrass hero’s including Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss. Even if i make it no further in the awards, its fantastic to get this far as a brand new artist in the global bluegrass world. I would like to thank everyone back home in Australia and in the USA for all they have done for the release of this album” – Kristy
The awards, held as a part of the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention in October, will now be voted by IBMA members for a top 5. Kristy along with two other Australian bands, the Davidson Brothers and Mustered Courage will all perform during the convention.
NRMA Business Motoring presents Coming Home Tour
The first dates for Kristy’s 2014 Australian Tour have just been announced…. with many more dates to come. She will be joined by Australian Honky Tonk artist Travis List and upcoming trio Georgia Fall for many dates along the east coast of Australia, starting early August. For more information you can visit the tours Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cominghometour
One Heartbreak Away Music Video Enters Top 30 – 5th June 2014
‘One Heartbreak Away,’ the first music video from Kristy’s brand new album ‘Living For The Moment’ entered Australia’s Country Music Channel Top 30 last week at #27 climbing this week to #23. The music video was shot in Nashville, TN by producer Thomas Newton at J2 Media. Kristy is preparing for her second European tour which kicks off in London on the 16th of July. For more details on upcoming show’s simply check out the tour page!
‘Living For The Moment’ can be purchased from www.kristycox.com and on iTunes!
Kristy Cox, Australian Bluegrass star, is shining new light in America with her debut US release Living for the Moment.
With multiple Australian Country Music awards to her credit, including the 2013 Australian Independent Artist of the Year, Kristy Cox has found a new home in Nashville, TN and with Pisgah Ridge Records.
Produced by award-winning Nashville-based songwriter Jerry Salley, the album includes heavyweight songwriters such as Jim McBride and Gerald Crabb, as well as Kristy’s own co-writing efforts with Johnny Duke, Stephen Mougin, and Jerry Salley.
Alongside powerhouse songs, Living for the Moment is delivered by an all-star group of award-winning musicians including Mike Bub, Stephen Mougin, Steve Sutton, David Johnson and Darren Nicholson. The combination of these songs, musicians and Kristy’s stunning vocals make for one stellar recording that will show the world what Australia has already embraced.
Available February 18, 2014 at Crossroads, iTunes, and AmazonMP3
One Heartbreak Away Enters Top 30 – 5th Feb 2014
‘One Heartbreak Away,’ the first single from Kristy’s Forthcoming album ‘Living For The Moment’ entered Australia’s Country Tracks Top 30 last week at #28 climbing this week to #26. Showcasing Kristy’s strong vocal ability the song is a great reflection of where the new “Living For The Moment’ album heads musically and how it expands on the bluegrass influences of her previous projects.
Kristy Wins Independent Awards – Oct 2013
Multi-award-winning Australian Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox adds two new honors to her already multi-award winning career with recent wins on Saturday night at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards. Known as The Southern Stars, the prestigious awards are held annually in Mildura, Australia and play a major role in fostering Australian music talent.
Kristy received the 2013 Capital News Australian Independent Female Vocalist of the Year Award, for the current single “I Hate That I Still Love You’ from the album, Miles and Timezones. Kristy also received the evening’s biggest award with the coveted Australian Independent Artist of the Year Award.
Cox has planted new roots in Nashville and recently signed with Pisgah Ridge, an imprint of Mountain Home Music of Arden, North Carolina, USA. She also inked an exclusive songwriting contract with Asheville Forest Music (SESAC). Fans at the recent 2013 International Bluegrass Music conference got a taste of the excitement when Kristy showcased with her band at the Raleigh, North Carolina event.
Kristy Cox is currently at the Crossroads studios in Arden, North Carolina working on her forthcoming project with producer Jerry Salley. The album is set for early 2014 release on the Pisgah Ridge label in both the USA and Australia.
Kristy Cox signs with Pisgah Ridge Records – January 2013
Multi-award-winning Australian Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox plants new roots in Nashville and prepares to record her next album for Pisgah Ridge, an imprint of Mountain Home Music (The Grascals, Balsam Range, Doyle Lawson, The Boxcars). Kristy has been performing in the U.S., Europe and her Australian homeland for years, resulting in #1 hits on Australian radio charts as well as winning several Victorian & National Country Music Awards.
Now she is focusing efforts in the U.S., including a recording contract with Pisgah Ridge, plans for a new tour and band lineup and an exclusive songwriting contract with Asheville Forest Music (SESAC).
“I have had huge support from the Australian Country Music scene which has helped me realise my potential as an artist and reach my goals. I am now ready to spread my wings even further and release my first project in the USA. I believe the Pisgah Ridge family is going to help me reach new heights. I am very excited about what the future holds and becoming apart of such a reputable team.”
Kristy heads into the studio in October to start the new project slated for a early 2014 release, produced by Jerry Salley.
(Kristy Signing Image below)