After a year based in the United States, Kristy Cox is returning to Australia for a special show at the 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival to showcase tracks from her forthcoming album Living For The Moment .
The album is due for world-wide release on February 18 through US bluegrass label Pisgah Ridge and is described as "a perfect representation of where this talented singer/songwriter is in her personal and professional life".
First single from the album – One Heartbreak Away – hit the airwaves earlier this month.
Kristy's career has been going from strength to strength since the release of her debut album From My Eyes in 2006. She has had a string of top 10 hits on country radio and country music television and has been recognised as a rising star of Australian country.
In her career so far, she has been a Star Maker finalist and APRA Professional Development Award finalist and her subsequent albums – Breaking New Ground (2010) and Miles And Timezones (2012) have all earned her praise for her songwriting capabilities.
Signing to Pisgah Ridge (an imprint of Mountain Home) in the US was a huge coup for the songstress and saw her move to the States for most of 2013 to work on the new album. She also signed an exclusive songwriting contract with Asheville Forest Music.
Picking One Heartbreak Away as the first single from the new album was an easy decision, Kristy said: "It's a great up-tempo bluegrass track about a relationship that's worth keeping, but that some things need to change. The song is a great reflection of where the album heads musically and how it expands on the bluegrass influences of my previous projects."
The album is a mixture of self-penned and chosen material and is an apt representation of where Kristy is heading musically, according to a spokesman for the artist.