Catherine Britt is an Australian singer/songwriter that has lived a life in the world of entertainment most will never experience or dream of. Sir Elton John heard Catherine during one of his Australian tours in the early 2000s. So impressed with Catherine was Elton that he took her albums back to America with him and helped get a deal with RCA Records.
And so the archetypal Aussie girl from the coal works of Newcastle uprooted herself at 17 years old and moved for six years to Nashville TN (USA) to pursue their musical dreams and where she gained a deep knowledge of country/roots/folk history as well as touring extensively and releasing top 40 Billboard hits.
Over the course of her career, Catherine has collected a host of accolades, a legion of fans, and a mantel of awards including the country industry’s highest honors,
2009/2013/2016 CMAA Female Artist of the Year Award,
2012 CMAA Single of the Year,
2017 Vocal Collaboration of The Year for her celebrated single “F U Cancer” as well as APRA Award and CMC Artist of the Year nominations.
6 of Catherine’s albums released to date have been nominated for the ARIA Award for the Best Country Album release, which is a first for any Australian country artist. In 2010, Catherine was also presented with the CMA Global Artist of the Year award.
Catherine’s talent has also seen her tour, perform and record with some of music’s most respected names including Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, Sir Elton John, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton, Don McLean, Chris Isaac, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Guy Clark and Keith Urban to name but a few.
To this day Catherine remains the youngest Australian to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 17.
Catherine has been the host of the national radio program ABC Saturday Night Country, the host of television CMC’s ‘Alt Country’ program and also as the Managing Editor & Owner of Australia’s ONLY Roots Music Magazine – Rhythms and founder and festival director of the prestigious Silverton Sunsets Music Festival.