“Catherine Britt knows country music, and her seventh studio record bristles with the fact. Where Britt shines, however, is in her ability to capture a sense of Australia – its wide and brown expanses, its flora and fauna, its foibles and fortunes – without resorting to songwriting or cultural cliches (something to which too much Australian country music falls victim).” – Samuel J Fell (Sydney Morning Herald)
From Newcastle to Nashville, Catherine made the move to the home of country music at just 17 years old. It proved to be a brave decision that gave her immeasurable experience as a musician, insight into the machinations of the industry and a contract with the legendary RCA Records.
Upon returning to Australia in 2009, Catherine set about recording her debut full length album Dusty Smiles And Heartbreak Cures, the first of five consecutive albums nominated for Album Of The Year at the CMAA (Country Music Awards of Australia). The accolades didn’t stop there. Along the way she has received five Golden Guitar Awards, the CMA Global Artist Of The Year award in 2010 and six ARIA Award nominations for Best Country Album.
The critical acclaim for her albums and reputation as a performer has seen Catherine tour and perform with some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Elton John, Don McLean, Kasey Chambers, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Chris Isaak and Keith Urban.
Not content with just carving out an enviable career as a songwriter, performer and recording artist, Catherine has also been involved in the wider country music community as a radio broadcaster on ABC’s Saturday Night Country show, TV host on CMC’s Alt Country program and most recently as the editor and owner of Rhythms, Australia’s premiere roots music magazine.
Gina Mendello (Manager)
THURSDAY MARCH 14
THE AUSSIE BBQ
FRIDAY MARCH 15
SXSW Pop Up Showcase
Austin Convention Center outside Exhibit Hall 4
Stephen F’s Bar
"SOUNDS AUSTRALIA has been an integral partner for SXSW. Their knowledge of the global market and their connections within the Australian music industry have proven beneficial each year, as they consistently put together one of …