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Kristy Cox Europe 🇪🇺 2022
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KRISTY COX | THE LOW-DOWN
Fresh off her latest Golden Guitar success in January 2021, chart-toppin’ Nashville-based golden girl Kristy Cox, no stranger to a European stage and following on from an inaugural tour of Ireland 🇮🇪 in May of 2019, is excited to be returning to Europe 🇪🇺 in April and May of 2022 following the bitter disappointment of the tour’s postponement in May of 2020 and May of 2021, both the result of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
– David Morris, Bluegrass Today
Capturing attention for her youthful energy-infused bluegrass, song writing acumen, and powerful singing style, Kristy was shortlisted by the IBMA four years running for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, and was a finalist in the 2019 IBMA Momentum Awards for Vocalist of the Year. She continues to enjoy radio success in both the US and in her native Australia where she’s a five-time CMAA (Country Music Association of Australia) Golden Guitar Award recipient – having won in 2015 and 2017, Kristy won the Golden Guitar Award for Bluegrass Recording of the Year three years running, most recently in 2021 for ‘Finger Picking Good’, her memorable collaboration with Australian flat-picking guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel as taken from her latest release, 2020’s No Headlights. 2018’s Ricochet, Kristy’s full-length debut release with the bluegrass-only Mountain Fever label, debuted in the US at number 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, gave Kristy her first US number 1 on the Bluegrass Today Radio charts; top of the pile for two successive weeks, it unseated legends Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent from the top spot. She again hit number 1 on the chart with the subsequent Ricochet single release ‘I Can Almost Smell the Smoke’, while ‘South To North Carolina’, the third single release off the album, was Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction number 1 played record for January 2019. And Kristy’s success shows no sign of abating. Late 2019 and early 2020 brought more chart success with ‘Yesterday’s Heartache’, ‘Train’ and ‘No Headlights’, the first three single releases from her second Mountain Fever Records album release, early 2020’s No Headlights.
Select Career Highlights to Date
A video is of Kristy performing ‘Finger Picking Good’ with Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel as taken from her latest album, 2020’s No Headlights. This performance was taped in Nasvhille, TN for a virtual performance at Australia’s 2021 Golden Guitar Awards where the song won Bluegrass Recording of the Year, Kristy’s third Golden Guitar in a row and fifth overall. Suffice it to say things were a little different this year 😷 with the annual CMAA Awards Ceremony, the pinnacle event for country music in Kristy’s native Australia and normally the highlight of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, taking place in front of a limited audience, all festival and red carpet events cancelled, and some artists, Kristy included, watching from home in their PJs. Very different protocols, but nonetheless the same result.
Kristy accepting her fourth Bluegrass Recording of the Year Golden Guitar Award for ‘Yesterday’s Heartache‘ at the 2020 Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) Award Ceremony in Tamworth, Australia. January 25, 2020.
– 2018’s Ricochet debuted as a Billboard #1
– 2018’s Ricochet shortlisted for the 2018 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album
– Bluegrass Today #1 singles for ‘Ricochet‘ & ‘I Can Almost Smell the Smoke‘
– Australian Country Radio #1 for ‘Ricochet‘
– Australian Country Radio #1 for ‘I Can Almost Smell the Smoke‘
– Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) Golden Guitar Award (2017), Bluegrass Recording of the Year for ‘Another Weary Mile‘
– Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) Golden Guitar Award (2015), Bluegrass Recording of the Year for ‘One Heartbreak Away‘
– Australian Country Music Independent Artist of the Year Winner 2014
Kristy Cox | Discography
No Headlights (2020)
International Bluegrass star Kristy Cox is sure to delight listeners with No Headlights, her follow up to 2018’s smash Ricochet. How the superstar singer, songwriter, small business owner, and mother of two does it is mystery, but Kristy waltzes through her life with a joy and energy that is nothing short of addictive.
Scheduled for release on February 28, the album spawned three pre-release singles, ‘Yesterday’s Heartache’, ‘Train’ & the album title track, ‘No Headlights’.
Although Cox is a fantastic songwriter in her own right, the album’s first single ‘Yesterday’s Heartache’ is another in a long line of exceptional music from the Nashville-based hit singer/songwriter Jerry Salley (accompanied by Kelli Kingrey and Bruce Carpenter). The track features Kristy’s deep and soulful voice that fans have come to know and love. Written by Bill Whyte, Steve Dean, and Daisy Mallory, the album’s second single ‘Train’ is an upbeat tune about a girl who has been treated wrong for the last time, while the third single and title track, ‘Yesterday’s Heartache’, which debuted at number 5 on the Bluegrass Today charts in late January 2020, is a dark and powerful song written by Liz Hengber, Tammy Rogers, and Jerry Salley. Kristy’s delivery is again perfect as she sings the tale of a friend who vows to make sure her friend is never abused again.
A familiar roster of all-star bluegrass session musicians helped lay down the tracks for the album, including Jason Roller (guitar & fiddle), Mike Bub (bass), Justin Moses (mandolin and dobro/reso-guitar), and Aaron McDaris (banjo), with Tammy Rogers and Jerry Salley helping out on harmony vocals.
No Headlights review by Dave Watkins in the February 2020, 50th Anniversary Special and 600th edition of Country Music People magazine, February 2020
No Headlights review by Bluegrass Unlimited, July 2020
– Bluegrass Unlimited
For 2018’s #1 Billboard Album Debut & Grammy shortlisted Ricochet, Kristy Cox once again teamed up with producer and renowned songwriter Jerry Salley; seven of the ten tracks on the album were co-written by one or both of them. Proving to be quite the formidable pairing in writing and recording great bluegrass and acoustic country music, to date the album has spurned two Bluegrass Today number one singles for ‘Ricochet‘ (Kristy’s first US #1, it topped the charts for two successive weeks knocking legends Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent from the top spot) and ‘I Can Almost Smell The Smoke’, while the third single release, ‘South To North Carolina’, was Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction #1 played record for January 2019, a song that will resonate well with die-hard bluegrass fans and which proves that Aussie Cox is equally at home in the US, both musically and geographically. Another album highlight is ‘A Bed This Cold’, a duet with Brandon Rickman of the Lonesome River Band, who also penned the song with Salley. Additional guest vocalists include Salley, Rogers, Maggie Salley, Donna Ulisse, and Josh Swift. Adding to this already solid recording is an all-star cast of musicians: Jason Roller (fiddle/guitar); Justin Moses (Dobro/mandolin); Aaron McDarris (banjo); and Mike Bub (bass). Ricochet will likely find a rightful spot among listener’s favourites, thereby giving Kristy Cox some well-deserved longevity in bluegrass music.
– David Morris of Bluegrass Today including Ricochet in Dave’s Dozen for 2018, his favourite 12 releases of 2018
Part of Me (2016)
Living for The Moment (2014)
Miles & Timezones (2012)
Breaking New Ground (2010)
Kristy Cox | Eye Candy – Video
Band intro and the instrumental ’40 West’. Station Inn, Nashville, TN. July 2019.
The official video for ‘Another Weary Mile’ from the 2016 album Part of Me.
Kristy Cox Ireland 🇮🇪 2019 Recap
Kristy Cox Europe 🇪🇺 2022 won’t be our first Kristy Cox rodeo. Check out our media-heavy three-part recap of #KristyCoxIreland2019, our 9-gig 2019 Kristy Cox tour of Ireland 🇮🇪.