There’s no doubt that the last twelve months have been huge for Caitlyn Shadbolt; and it looks set to continue into 2016 after she was announced as the winner of the Commercial Radio Australia New Artist to Nashville Scholarship.
This award provides Caitlyn with the opportunity to perform at the Country Music Association’s GlobaLive! and the CMA Music Festival in June 2016.
Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Radio Australia said “The showcase will provide Caitlyn with a platform to reach and cultivate US music fans, as well as gain attention from the music industry and press.”
This scholarship is provided annually to a country artist by the Australian Commercial Radio industry in conjunction with the CMA. “We’re delighed to support new music talent and we believe Caitlyn will be a fantastic representative of Australian country music at the event.”
It is yet another success Caitlyn has had over the last twelve months following her Top 5 Finish on X Factor 2014. She signed her first recording contract followed by the release of her debut self-titled EP. She was one of the ambassadors for her hometown festival, the Gympie Music Muster and her single ‘Shoot Out The Lights’ managed to hit Number One on the Music Network Country Airplay Charts.
Not to forget, she has been named a finalist for the Golden Guitar Award for Best New Artist.
“It’s been a dream of mine to visit Nashville and I’m thrilled I’ll now get the chance to perform there with country music artists from around the world.” Caitlyn said.
Previous winners of the CRA scholarship include Adam Eckersley Band, Kaylens Rain, Morgan Evans, McAlister Kemp and The McClymonts.