There’s no doubt about it – Missy Lancaster is on a roll.
The Picton country singer has a new album on the way, she will perform at Tamworth Country Music Festival this weekend and she has been nominated for two Country Music Channel (CMC) awards.
Lancaster said she was delighted with the nominations.
“It’s really exciting,” she said.
“I was nominated last year for best new artist and I’ve been nominated in that category again as well as the best Australian video category for my song Forget.”
The song is from her debut album, Piece of Me, which is out today.
“It’s a break-up song so it’s a really simple subject but it’s something a lot of people go through,” she said.
“I woke up in the middle of the night with the lyrics and melody in my head then when I flew to Nashville, Tennessee to work on the album it was the first song I wrote.
“We wrote it in 30 minutes and it was the first single we released from the album.”
Lancaster is nominated alongside fellow Macarthur songstress Christie Lamb and well-known singers including Adam Brand, Lee Kernaghan and The McClymonts.
As the awards are fan-voted, Macarthur residents can help Lancaster secure a win this year.
“You can vote every single day if you like,” she said.
“And if you do vote you go in the running to win tickets to the sold out CMC Rocks music festival in QLD and get a chance to go to the awards and hang out with me.”
Before she heads to the awards, Lancaster will take to the stage at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“The thing I love about Tamworth is that so many people who love country music come together in the one place,” she said.
“People come up to you on the street just for a chat and the crowds are appreciative.”
Lancaster said she was excited to perform her new music for the Tamworth crowd.
“This album was three years in the making and it really took me on a discovery as to who I am as an artist,” she said.
I poured so much of my heart and soul into the album and it is my first album with Sony as well.”
Fellow locals Christie Lamb and Travis Collins are also nominated for CMC Awards and will perform alongside Lancaster at Tamworth.
To vote, visit: countrymusicchannel.com.au/shows/cmc-music-awards.