In 2017 Melanie released her debut album Fresh with the title track an established #1 hit that occupied the top spot on the Official Australian Country Airplay Chart for five consecutive weeks while the accompanying video went #1 on Australia’s Country Music Channel (CMC). Follow up single ‘Save My Cents’ a song Melanie penned alone, also shot to the top of both radio and CMC charts and was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) country category.
Melanie’s musical journey began when she picked up a guitar and penned her first song at 12 years old. The story of her life growing up on a farm in Mt Russell, rural NSW and the beginning of a long drought that brought strain and financial hardship to her family. The song ‘Life on the land’ was used for the ‘Woolworths’ TV Ad and was played in stores right across Australia during the 2007 Drought Appeal. Not a bad achievement for a 12-year-old country kid.
At 25, Mel has played the Tamworth Country Music Festival for 15 of those years. She has also performed at CMC Rocks festival Australia’s largest International country music festival in the Southern Hemisphere three times and in 2019 she rocked the main stage as one of the youngest artists to ever do so.
Melanie recently played a famous ‘writers round’ at Nashville’s Iconic ‘Bluebird Café’ and has opened shows for Aussie Artists The McClymonts, Adam & Brooke Eckersley, James Reyne and Diesel.
|November 7, 2019 8:30 pm||JD’S|