Ricochet Hits #1 on Bluegrass Today Radio Chart
Ricochet, released in late 2017, is the first single from the newly released album by the same title from Kristy Cox, and has just hit the top spot on the Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Songs and has stayed there for two weeks. Making this 6 weeks total in the Top 3.
New Album ‘Ricochet’ OUT NOW!!
Mountain Fever Records and Country Rocks Records Australia is pleased to announce the release of a new album from international artist Kristy Cox. Ricochet is available to radio programmers and consumers today!
For her new project on Mountain Fever and Country Rocks, Cox has once again teamed up with producer and songwriter Jerry Salley. Salley’s reputation as a writer among the elite artists in bluegrass and acoustic country music stands on its own without question, but partnered with Cox, the two have proven to be quite the formidable pair in writing and recording great music. Ricochet is a strong example: seven of the ten tracks were co-written by one or both of them. The title track was released in late 2017 as the album’s first single and has already landed on the USA Bluegrass Today’s Top 10 Songs at number 3 and in Australia made number one on the Australian Country Radio Chart. The opening track, “South To North Carolina”(Cox/Salley/Michael Rogers) will resonate well with die-hard bluegrass fans and proves that Australian-born Cox is equally at home in the U.S., both musically and geographically. If radio programmers are looking for the next great duet for their playlists, they need look no further than”A Bed This Cold” sung by Cox and Brandon Rickman of the Lonesome River Band, who also penned the song with Salley. Additional guest vocalists include Salley, Rogers, Maggie Salley, Donna Ulisse, and Josh Swift. Adding to this already solid recording is an all-star cast of musicians; Jason Roller (fiddle/guitar), Justin Moses (Dobro/mandolin), Aaron McDarris (banjo), and Mike Bub (bass).Ricochet will likely find a rightful spot among listener’s favourites, thereby giving Kristy Cox some well-deserved longevity in bluegrass music.
Kristy nominated for Three CMC Music Awards
Kristy has been named a nominee for three CMC Music Awards later this year including Female Artist of the Year, Australian Artist of the Year and Australian Video of the Year for her track Another Weary Mile. These awards are the only fan voted awards in Australia..
Congratulations and Good Luck Kristy!!
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Kristy wins ‘Bluegrass Recording of The Year’ at
2017 Australian Country Music Awards
Australian bluegrass singer Kristy Cox was honoured last month during the Country Music Awards of Australia with the trophy for Bluegrass Recording of the Year for 2017. She won for the song Another Weary Mile from her album ‘Part Of Me’ on Pisgah Ridge Records.
The award tops off what was a huge 2016 for Kristy, who toured extensively throughout Europe, USA and Australia, as well as receiving shortlist nominations in the International Bluegrass Music Awards in the USA for Emerging Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year along side the likes of Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent. Kristy went to the top of the US Bluegrass Radio charts with her song “Little White Whiskey Lies” which climbed to #2 and with the album climbing to #8 on the USA Bluegrass Junction album chart.
This is Kristy’s second Golden Guitar for the category with her last album ‘Living For the Moment‘ picking up the Inaugural Bluegrass Recording of the Year in 2015, for One Heartbreak Away.. an award which is very close to Kristy’s heart.
“I just want to THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!! For all of your support. It has been a big few years full of great music. I could not do this without the support of my fellow artists, the radio presenters, the industry folks, the agents, the festivals and most of all the fans.”
Love you all Kristy xxx
‘Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore‘ – Single Release OUT NOW
Of all of the songs on Kristy’s brand new album ‘Part of Me,’ if one is looking for a song of significance, a stark rendition of Chris Stapleton’s modern standard “Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore” should do it. With previous recordings by the likes of James King and Volumne Five as well as Stapleton on his award winning Traveller album, most folks would have heard this number. However Kristy (along with Jerry Salley and Stephen Mougin) pulls this one close lending credibility to their performance, with Kristy’s distinct vocals making this song 100% her own. This will mark Kristy’s third single from the album in Australia, following the release of Top 5 hits “You Walked In” and “Another Weary Mile.”
Kristy has had a huge 2016 that has seen her tour extensively throughout Europe, USA and Australia. Also receiving shortlist nominations in the International Bluegrass Music Awards in the USA for Emerging Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year along side the likes of Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent. Kristy is currently holding a spot on the US Bluegrass Radio charts with her song “Little White Whiskey Lies” at number 2 and with the album sitting at #8 on the USA Bluegrass Junction album chart.
MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW!!
‘You Walked In‘ – Single Release OUT NOW
‘You Walked In’ is the highly anticipated second single from Kristy Cox’s brand new album ‘Part Of Me,’ which saw its world wide release in April. This radio friendly love song was co-written in Nashville, by Kristy with Grammy award winning songwriter and producer Jerry Salley and Australia’s own Golden Guitar winner Allan Caswell. Inspired by Kristy’s own relationship this catchy acoustic track talks about how you can never give up on love, as just when you think all hope is gone, your one and only may walk through the door.
‘Part of Me‘ which was released in April, with charting success on both Australian and International Charts, including being named #1 Australian Album on the Roots Music Report, also being shortlisted among the names for the IBMA International Bluegrass Music Awards for Female Artist and Emerging Artist.
Kristy Set to release New Album – Part Of Me OUT APRIL 8
Part of Me, Kristy’s second release for Pisgah Ridge Records, (an imprint of the Crossroads Label Group), is packed with emotional songs sung from the heart, and delivered by a true vocal powerhouse.
Straight ahead, driving bluegrass cuts like the fast moving “Another Weary Mile,” the heartbreaking ballad “Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore,” paint emotive visuals, as does the booze drenched bar room story “Little White Whiskey Lies.” A tribute to the long lasting love shared by Kristy’s own mother and father comes to life in “Young Love Never Grows Old.” Kristy is a rising talent on an ever-stronger foundation.
Produced by award winning Nashville-based songwriter Jerry Salley, Part of Me, features interesting arrangements that often take unexpected turns, with a unique mixture of veteran, award-winning players, all in support of Cox’s amazing vocal performance. Kristy’s heart is Bluegrass through and through, and Part of Me shows a part of her that has quickly established her in a noteworthy place in today’s international bluegrass scene.
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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 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.
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