KAYLA MAHON ‘GET YOU BACK’...

New Zealand native, Kayla Mahon returns with new single, ‘Get You Back’. The track that will get you grooving was produced by Jay Tooke (Jody Direen) and Craig Wilson of Across The River Productions in Nashville. Since releasing her last single, ‘New Tricks’, Kayla has been keeping busy. She teamed up with Jenny Mitchell – New Zealand’s Got Talent Grand Finalist – to raise funds for the Cancer Society and then with our very own adopted Kaylee Bell, to benefit the local play centre. In March, Kayla added another honour to her collection, the Special Achievement Award from the annual Southland Music Entertainment Awards. On June 1st, the one-time member of The Heartleys’, packed her bags and headed to Nashville for the CMA Fest. This invitation came about after winning the Horizon Award at the 2015 New Zealand Country Music Awards. Kayla performed at the CMA World GlobaLive event along with Troy Cassar-Daley, Caitlyn Shadbolt and Toyota Star Maker Karin Page. Speaking to Kayla about this opportunity, she says, “Singing at the global live show was truly an experience I will never forget. A dream come true. I am also writing and recording over here and loving every minute”. Not long after her return home, Kayla will head to Tamworth for Hats Off To Country and attend the Singer Songwriters Retreat at the DAG Sheep Station in nearby Nundle. This new material will form part of Kayla’s upcoming debut solo album. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO CLIP ON YOUTUBE GET SOCIAL WITH KAYLA: FACEBOOK  TO HEAR AND DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF ‘GET YOU BACK’ CLICK HERE (PLEASE NOT THIS DOWNLOAD IS PASSWORD PROTECTED, EMAIL KRIS@KRISKATPUBLICITY.COM.AU TO RECEIVE PASSWORD)  **FEEDBACK WELCOME** KRISKAT PUBLICITY AND ITS ARTISTS ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK – ANY INFORMATION YOU’D LIKE TO...

KRISTY JAMES ‘ALL ALONE’...

Kristy James is back with new single, ‘All Alone’ – the second single from her upcoming debut album and follow-up to ‘Friends Like You’. This single, was written 12 years ago and Kristy admits, at a time when she was feeling sorry for herself. ‘All Alone’ is the story of a girl who feels like she is hard done by, she is especially mad that she can’t move on while he can move on so easily. When Kristy sings, “you took everything from me, you’re the lucky one” her realisation of being alone cuts so deep that you feel the pain, the raw emotion and the pleading in every word. The single has been given the video treatment by Matt Gill. Shot at Newcastle’s iconic ‘The Great Northern Hotel’, the building is 145 years old and has survived depressions, recessions, floods and earthquakes. Making her start at the Steel City Country Music Club, Kristy’s music has since been featured on three ABC Music compilation discs. Her first EP “Nobody’s Gonna Make Me” debuted & peaked at #2 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and her last single, ‘Friends Like You’ followed the welcomed tradition. Kristy is currently rehearsing with her newly-formed permanent band preparing to take her new music on the road towards the end of the year. TO HEAR AND DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF ‘ALL ALONE’: CLICK HERE   (PLEASE NOT THIS DOWNLOAD IS PASSWORD PROTECTED, EMAIL KRIS@KRISKATPUBLICITY.COM.AU TO RECEIVE PASSWORD)  GET SOCIAL WITH KRISTY JAMES: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE **FEEDBACK WELCOME** KRISKAT PUBLICITY AND ITS ARTISTS ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK – ANY INFORMATION YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE IS VITAL TO A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT  For more information, problems downloading or an interview with Kristy James, contact: E: kris@kriskatpublicity.com.au | M:...

NEW MUSIC: JASPER SHELTON HOLLIS ‘DOWN THE RIVER’...

‘Down The River’ is the third and final track from Jasper Shelton Hollis’ self-titled mini EP. Bathed in true southern fashion heading down the mighty Mississippi River, this is an adventure song. Featuring backing vocals from Gretta Ziller, the single merges howling guitar riffs with pronounced rocky grooves and swampy verses with a clever chorus. According to Jasper, ‘Down the River’ was the hardest of the three tracks on the mini EP to write. We could only chip away at it, whereas the others, ‘Trying to Pray’ and ‘The Devil’s Garden’ came more naturally. The mini EP was released in August 2015, co-written with Lola Brinton and produced by Sven Tydeman (Kittygroove) and Pal Sheldon (Artec Sound). The music was created with the talents of Joshua Grange on guitars (Dwight Yoakam, The Dixie Chicks), Lex Price on bass (k.d Lang, Taylor Swift), Jerry Roe on drums (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell) and Aaron Till on fiddle (The Mavericks, Jim Lauderdale). Born in Nashville Tennessee, Jasper moved to Australia in 2007, now based in Melbourne. The move to the other side of the world came about through a work opportunity for his wife and nine years later they are still here. Their daughter is a dual citizen and the whole family will follow suit, including baby No.2. Whilst Jasper has only been in the country music industry for a few years, releasing a couple of singles in 2013 (‘Buckwild’ & ‘Fine As Wine’), he has always surrounded himself with this genre. Prior to the big move, Jasper worked at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and in 2011 graduated from the CMAA College Of Country Music. In less than 12 months since its release, the mini EP has been acknowledged by the Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards...

NEW MUSIC: NICK PAYNE PRESENTS ‘RISING RIVER’...

‘Rising River’ is the follow-up single to ‘Old Sydney Town’ from Nick Payne, singer/songwriter/guitarist of Sydney folk/bluegrass act Dear Orphans. This track is the 2nd from Nick’s as yet to be named debut solo album. ‘Rising River’ is a murder ballad — or cautionary tale — about a man running from the police, and trying to find his ex-girlfriend to exact revenge on her. Set in the 1860s, somewhere in the Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country, the protagonist has camped overnight at a river. It’s morning and he’s gearing up to keep riding, but the river is rising and he needs to hurry to cross over, so that he can achieve his revenge. Does he cross the river or does he shy away from his path, in which case he’ll be caught by the police? The song is ultimately about the making of choices. The track was inspired by the huts of the Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country, where Nick has spent many Christmas/New Year’s holidays. Joining others, Nick and his friends maintain the huts in the Geehi/Swampy Plains area. A spaghetti western inspired video is planned for later in the year featuring Dan Stanley Freeman (bass – Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers) as the central character and Fanny Lumsden as the intended victim. As with ‘Old Sydney Town’, ‘Rising River’ was recorded in the lounge room of the Dear Orphans dobro/mandolin player Jolyon Gray. Double bass, mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and Nick’s vocals were recorded live in the same take, and all in the same room. Backing vocals, snare, and out of tune/honky tonk piano were added later. The tracks were recording this way to capture a sound that reflected and sounded like a real performance. The piano was a gift...

Shea Fisher Thanks Australian Country Radio...

To listen/download a copy of Shea’s new single, ‘Tough’ CLICK HERE – a password is needed to download, if you don’t have this password, please email: KRISKAT PUBLICITY Interviews are available, Shea is happy to call you for the interview – EMAIL...

SHEA FISHER RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘TOUGH’...

This Portland (VIC) born/Maroochydoore (QLD) raised artist is back with a brand new single, ‘Tough’. An ode to a country girl’s Mr Right, Shea is sure that this upbeat, fun song is one most Aussie girls will be able to relate to. The track was co-written with Bridgette Tatum (Jason Aldean) and Kristy Lee Cook (American Idol finalist). The ‘Tough’ video clip is now playing on the Country Music Channel – VIEW HERE Since her last single release ‘Move on’, in 2013, Shea has been working on new material which will be released in the form a full-length album next year through ABC Music. ‘Tough’ is the 1st single to be released from the as-yet-untitled album. Shea feels blessed to have worked with some of Nashville’s elite songwriters including Bridgette, Pat Alger (Garth Brooks) & Tim Owen (Brad Paisley). As a young girl dreaming of making country music her career, she never imagined sharing the stage with Travis Tritt, Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney but she has done just that and more. With a six-time Australian champion bull-rider for a dad and Australian champion barrel-racer for a mum, not many were surprised when Shea also won several Australian rodeo titles. This Queenslander not only sings about country life she lives it – Shea grew up on the rodeo circuit, winning both Australian and American titles and loves nothing more than saddling up her horse and going for a ride. In 2007, at just 16, Shea had signed a record deal with ABC Music and released her debut album, “Everyday Girl”, reaping two #1 singles. Her second album, “Shea” was released two years later and by then the singer-songwriter had four #1 singles to add to her musical triumphs. When Shea isn’t performing or creating new...

Pete Denahy & Celeste Clabburn On Tour...

Friday April 15th – Goulburn Club  – Tix HERE Saturday April 16th – Rooty Hill RSL Club – Tix...

Kirsty Lee Akers #1 ARIA chart debut...

Congratulations to Kirsty Lee Akers, her brand new album “Burn Baby Burn” has debuted at #2 on the ARIA Country chart, #1 on the ARIA Australian Artist Country Chart & the 1st single, ‘When I Miss You Most’ is currently #1 on the CMC Top 50. **Interviews and CD giveaways available** If you don’t have a copy of “Burn Baby Burn” please contact KrisKat Publicity E: kris@kriskatpublicity | M: 0414 334...

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“WANT TO SING” DEBUT ALBUM FROM IAN BURNS – OUT NOW!...

**Debut album, all 11 tracks written by Ian **Title track is for anyone who suffers depression **1st single, ‘God Gave Me Wings’ is about chasing your dreams & giving it 100% **Produced by friend & fellow-musician Doug Bruce **Final track, ‘Face The Show’ – Ian’s observation of one single day, October 2nd 2015 – when his best friends laid their mother to rest, his sister started chemo, his daughter and niece had their birthdays plus his good friends celebrated their pre-wedding party! **Available on iTunes **GooglePlay **Physical copies direct from Ian, send him a PM on his FACEBOOK page For more info, album digital download & interviews, ...

HAYLEY MARSTEN… ‘ON THE ROCKS’...

It’s only February but Gladstone QLD born songstress Hayley Marsten, has already graduated from the CMAA Academy Of Country Music, was a Top Ten finalist in Toyota Star Maker, played over 10 shows at her first Tamworth Country Music Festival and is now releasing a new single. ‘On The Rocks’ the 2nd  single from Hayley’s debut EP “Even” is a rockin’ song about drinking and getting away from a bad relationship. The EP was created with the help of one of Australian country music’s most famous families – a full-band was assembled by Bill Chambers and recorded at Foggy Mountain Studios, owned by son Nash Chambers. Hayley’s music features dobro, banjo and steel guitar. All five tracks on the EP were written by the artist who wrote her first song at the ripe old age of seven and cites Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert as her musical influences. With music that is sassy, witty and bold, the artist allows fans the chance to gain insight into her life. Of her time in Tamworth, Hayley tells us, “I couldn’t think of a better way to kick-off my first ever Tamworth Country Music Festival! Spending two weeks at the amazing Academy Of Country Music being totally immersed in my favourite music and then starting the festival week with Toyota Star Maker Top 10 final, it was the perfect way to kick-off a jam packed week! Hayley is now back home, performing around Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rockhampton before supporting James Blundell at the Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone on March 5th. ‘On The Rocks’ was serviced to radio via CRS Publicity #187 LISTEN TO ‘ON THE ROCKS’ HERE (If you don’t have this track, please email: kris@kriskatpublicity.com.au ) ‘On The Rocks’, debuted at #31 on the...

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