OUT of her shell and into the limelight, country music artist Missy Lancaster will take her first headline show to the stage.
At 16 she only ever dreamed of a career in country music, until 2018 when her album landed the highest selling title for Tamworth’s Toyota Country Music Festival.
Now, she’s released her album Piece of Me and third single Never In Love – produced by hit maker Josh Kerr in Nashville.
“It’s very surreal, you almost have to pinch yourself because there’s so many talents people – just to have the opportunity to go over there and work with those people is very exciting,” Lancaster said.
“My first festival was when I was 16, busking in Tamworth in the 40 degree heat is where it all started.
“The first time I ever got up and sang was at my local golf club with Luke O’Shea who was performing there.”
The song Never In Love is more of a bush ballad, stripping back production to let Lancaster’s voice tell the story.
“I’ve done the country upbeat, pop music and I wanted to have one song where I could really strip it back – I wanted the vocal to lead the song,” she said.
“This song is for anyone who’s had a broken heart.”
Lancaster grew up inspired by country music icons like John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daly and Slim Dusty.
For the last two festivals she’s supported Travis Collins and before that sister trio The McClymonts, she’s excited to finally step out on her own.
“Country music is in my blood, it’s in my roots and I still have a very strong appreciation for it,” Lancaster said.
“You never know what you’re going to get but sometimes you have to bite the bullet.
“I felt like having the highest selling album of the 2018 festival it felt right to have my own show for next year.”
Missy Lancaster will perform at Moonshiners Honky Tonk Bar on January 24, for more information visit tcmf.com.au
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