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Bluegrass Recording of the Year Golden Guitar winner, Australian native now living in the USA.
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
Kristy Cox is the new voice in Australian bluegrass. Adored for her youthful energy infused acoustic country/bluegrass, she has been awarded with radio success and accolades for her talent. Having signed her first record deal in the USA with bluegrass label Pisgah Ridge (an imprint of Mountain Home), Kristy has been focusing her efforts on her last album ‘Living For The Moment’which was released in Feb 2014 and has saw her nominated for three 2015 Australian Country Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year, Bluegrass Recording of the Year and Alternate Country Album of the Year, and seeing her win the first ever Bluegrass Recording of the Year with her single ‘One Heartbreak Away’.
With a string of number 1 hits on Radio and Country Music Television in Australia, Kristy was recently named Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the year at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards.
Joining Kristi will be local fiddler extraordinaire, Danielle Bishop. Danielle launched her CD at White Horse a couple of years ago and she filled the house. We are thrilled that she'll be back on the White Horse stage.
There is really no beginning to Danielle's love for the fiddle and the music that she plays. She was born surrounded by excellent musicians. Her grandfather (the late Paul Bishop of Fairview, NC) played guitar, mandolin, and banjo and loved to sing the traditional mountain songs. Her father, Danny Bishop, is an accomplished musician and luthier. He is the proprieter of Bishop Violins Shop in Fairview, NC. Ralph and Angie Toomey, Buddy Melton, Matt Pruett, and Marc Pruett were her earliest influences (Rock Springs Reunion).
Danielle began lessons at age five with Ashley Brown (currently with Randy Kohrs http://www.randykohrs.net/), followed by Elizabeth Hamilton (formerly of the Steep Canyon Rangers http://www.steepcanyon.com). Danielle took lessons from Arvil Freeman, a legendary fiddler and traditional music mentor. An occassional lesson from Aubrey Haynie and Bobby Hicks has also influenced her playing.
At the age of eighteen, Danielle has a list of fiddle contest titles and performance venues that one might expect from a fiddler that has been playing for decades. She has won over-all and age divisions at Fiddlers Grove, the Galax Old Time Fidders Convention, the Georgia Mountain State Fair, the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, and in 2006 was, at that time, the youngest fiddler to win Fiddler of the Festival at Fiddlers Grove. Danielle is a 2008 Western Carolina Heritage Scholarship recipient.
Danielle has played on stage at Merle Fest with the Kruger Brothers, Roland White, and Chris Thile. She has performed with the Kruger Brothers at their annual festival, Carolina in the Fall, since its conception
‘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.
“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
‘Miles and Timezones’ comprises of eleven songs, four written by Kristy including the title track, and cracking album opener ‘If I Keep on Loving You’. Touching on modern country, the first single ‘Little Bit of Wonderful’ is a positive catchy song that will draw attention from young music fans. ‘I Hate That I Still Love You’ is powerful contemporary song destined for mainstream success. Kristy stays true to her roots in the traditional style country ballad ‘You Won’t Find that Here’ and teams up with her producer and friend Jerry Salley for a duet on his hit song ‘A Hard Secret to Keep’.
After months of barroom gigs, Kristy decided to pursue a singing career in the direction of acoustic music, which was heavily influenced by her travels overseas and being exposed to such artists as Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless, Rhonda Vincent and Alecia Nugent.
This talented South Australian girl’s bright personality has seen her take home five Victorian & National Country Music Awards in 2011 with her previous album ‘Breaking New Ground’, including Victorian Entertainer of the Year in her new home state.
Credited for her performance and song writing capabilities, Kristy has been a Tamworth Starmaker finalist and APRA Professional Development Awards finalist for Country Songwriter in 2011. From a young age, Kristy has captured attention with her distinct singing style and positive outlook, seeing her go on to open shows for Slim Dusty, Kasey Chambers and appearing on Television and major Festivals Australia wide.