Catherine Britt has a voice that instantly gets your attention… but unlike others, it is the craftsmanship of this singer/songwriter who unashamedly boasts a worthy story to tell that truly keeps her audience enthralled.
She has lived a life in the world of entertainment most will never experience or dream of! The Aussie girl from the coal works of Newcastle uprooted herself at 17 years old and moved for six years to Nashville TN (USA) where she gained a deep knowledge of country/roots/folk history as well as touring extensively and releasing top 40 Billboard hits.
Her recording career commenced in 1999 when at the tender age of 14 she released her first EP followed in 2001 by her debut album release. Since then she has released five more studio albums as well as a “Best of” album and has collected along the way accolades, a legion of fans and a mantel of awards including the country industry’s highest honours, 2009 CMAA Female Artist of the Year Award, 2012 CMAA Single of the Year, 2013 CMAA Female Artist of the Year Award, 2016 Female Artist of the Year as well as APRA Award and CMC Artist of the Year nominations. Every one of Catherine’s 6 albums released to date has been nominated for the ARIA Award for the Best Country Album release, which is a first for any Australian country artist. In 2010, Catherine was also presented with the CMA Global Artist of the Year award.
Catherine Britt’s talent has also seen her tour, perform and record with some of music’s most respected names including Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, Sir Elton John, Don McLean, Chris Isaac, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Guy Clark and Keith Urban to name but a few.
Catherine Britt remains to this day the youngest Australian to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry at the tender age of 17.
Not only is she an accomplished singer/songwriter, she has also proved herself as a formidable interviewer and comfortable host in her role since February 2012 of Australia’s national radio broadcast of ABC Saturday Night Country showcasing her own flavour on the popular program each week. She also shines on television as the host of CMC’s ‘Alt Country’ program and now as the Managing Editor & Owner of Australia’s ONLY Roots Music Magazine – Rhythms.
Whilst her credentials to date are enough for most, Britt’s drive to better herself and continue to improve, as an artist is what has led her to continue on as one of Australia’s most successful Singer/Songwriters and businesswomen.