BLUEGRASS fans are in for a treat this May when multi award-winning Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox and her band, come to town to play the Saint Patrick’s Gateway Centre on Patrick Street on Saturday, May 11th.Chart-topping Nashville-based Kristy is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and songwriting acumen, she continues to enjoy radio & television success in both the US and in her native Australia where she’s a multi-award-winning Australian Country Music Awards Golden Guitar recipient – most recently she picked up the 2019 Golden Guitar for Bluegrass Album of the Year for early 2018’s Ricochet (see below).
Kristy has appeared at major festivals across Australia, Europe and the US, including an official showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Convention in 2015; she was shortlisted by the IBMA for four successive years for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.Her first release after signing with the Virginia-based bluegrass-only Mountain Fever label, Ricochet, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts for Bluegrass Album and was shortlisted for the GRAMMY award for Best Bluegrass Album. ‘Ricochet’, the first single release and title track off the album, took Kristy to the top of the Bluegrass Today Radio charts for two successive weeks; she hit #1 on the chart again with the subsequent Ricochet single release ‘I Can Almost Smell The Smoke’ while ‘South To North Carolina’, the third & current release off the album was Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction #1 played record for January 2019.Kristy is pumped to be making her very first visit to Ireland with her band, and also her husband Travis, Australia’s premier honky-tonk singer.
Kristy’s nine-gig tour of Ireland kicks off in Waterford and you can get further
information and tickets from www.mygrassisblue.com