Kristy Cox’s – Breaking New Ground.
Kristy Cox has delivered a new bluegrass and acoustic country record called Breaking New Ground.
Growing up in the Hills of South Australia, Kristy spent her weekends traveling to festivals, chasing any opportunity to get on stage, unlike any other ordinary teenage girl. This paid for her when she became the first person to win both the junior and senior Champion of Champions award in South Australia.
Kristy Cox’s voice belies her young age with her voice, control and presentation suggesting she’s a polished music veteran. Breaking New Ground is exactly what Kristy has done with this release. This is one great album, filled with many surprises, not the least of which is the lineup of national and international musicians who contribute to the album’s polished sound.
Nashville producer Jerry Salley has assembled a veratible who’s who of session and stage stars for this album. The artists include Bryan Sutton, Andy Leftwich, Randy Kohrs, Scott Vestal, and Alicia Nugent along with Australia’s Davidson Brothers.
I only work with artists I believe in. Kristy Cox is one of them. Her pure, sweet voice gives life to each song on this project with authentic emotion. That beautiful voice – combined with her songwriting talents and ability to recognize songs that fit her style – help define a sound for Kristy that is uniquely hers. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with her and am very proud of the project we have recorded together – Jerry Salley, producer/songwriter
Breakin’ New Ground, is the title track of the album and was written by Jerry Salley and Carl Jackson. This seems to be such a fitting title for the project, especially at a time when most young girls are releasing pop-country and country-rock albums.
This album is sure to prove Kristy Cox as the new princess of Australian bluegrass & acoustic country.
Kristy launched the album to a full-house at the Tamworth Country Music Festival this year. It was hailed as one of the best albums to look out for in 2010 by Country Music Capital News editor, Mike Smith.
I met Jerry Salley at the IBMA festival in 2007 and started to chat with him about doing an acoustic album. When I decided that it was what Iwanted to do, I called him and asked if he would be interested in being a part of it as a producer. He said he’d love to, and I was excited.
Jerry is very well connected in the states so I wasn’t short of songs or musicians to choose from. He asked who I wanted to play on the album, and after some advise from Hamish and Lachlan Davidson, I put in my request and they all said yes. I was excited – Kristy Cox.