IT WAS a visit to a Lee Kernaghan concert with her parents that inspired Chloe Styler’s love of Country Music, and it’s stayed with her ever since.
The emerging artist will launch her debut EP at Simon Johnson’s Hillbilly Hut Showcase on Tuesday, January 24 at Wests’ Leagues Club.
The EP includes six original songs with Styler co writing five of those with country star Lyn Bowtell.
“A lot of it is about love, I had a boyfriend, then I didn’t have one - it was my first relationship that I was trying to get over - I wanted to try and get my feelings out on paper,” The young star said.
“A lot of it is about finding myself.”
In January 2015, Chloe was fortunate to attend the Junior Course of the CMAA Academy of Country Music, where she learnt invaluable songwriting and performance skills. This prompted Chloe to attend the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the first time last year.
She’s also a part of the senior academy this year and says she’s looking forward to doing it all again and working with the industry’s best.
“I am so excited, the junior one was an amazing experience. It will be so much fun to have an extra week with the older more experienced people and to grow as an artist and make so many great contacts.
“Because I’m from the Gold Coast, I was brought up in the city, but I’ve always loved country music.
“I found that Tamworth is the best place to immerse yourself in - so much happens down there.”