26 Jan 2024 - Moonshiners Bar (The Family Hotel)
"She’s The Real Deal” is what Elton John proclaimed about Catherine Britt when he discovered her at the tender age of 17 years old. He found her debut album “Dusty Smiles & Heartbreak Cures” while touring Australia in 2002.
Catherine met Elton John, at his request, at his last Sydney show and he took a stack of her albums back to the USA with him on tour and proceeded to give them out to every major record label in Nashville to told them they “have to sign this girl”. Catherine was then approached by a barrage of the major labels in Nashville but RCA Records were the first to fly her over to Nashville and offer her a record deal. Catherine moved to Nashville and signed to RCA Records at just 17 years old and also played on the Grand Ole Opry. She still holds the record for the youngest Australian to ever Grace the opry stage.
Catherine has released 3 top 40 billboard chart singles in the USA through RCA including a country duet with Sir Elton John which was his first country release!
Catherine spent 6 years total in Nashville touring and working with artists like Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Don McLean, Iris Dement, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban & Jim Lauderdale.
Catherine has released 8 studio albums to date, has won 5 Golden Guitars, had 6 Aria Nominations, won the CMA international artist of the year award and has had multiple number one songs and album releases over her substantial career!