Kristy Cox to Pisgah Ridge

Ty Gilpin and Tim Surrett of Crossroads Music with Kristy CoxAustralian country and bluegrass artist Kristy Cox has signed with Pisgah Ridge for promotional assistance on her next album, set to be recorded later this year in Nashville with Jerry Salley producing.

Salley had produced her two previous projects, released in Australia in 2010 and 2012.

Last year she was honored with an award in the Tamworth Songwriters Association’s National Country Songwriting Contest. If I Keep On Loving You, which she wrote with Lachlan Davidson of the Davidson Brothers took first place in the Blues, Roots & Bluegrass category for 2012. It’s the opening track from her most recent release, Miles & Timezones.

Kristy was here in the states to finish negotiations and sign her contract with Pisgah Ridge, an imprint of Mountain Home Records which assists up-and-coming bands and artists with publicity and distribution. She’ll be back in September to appear at the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC where she is an invited showcase act, and to track the new record.

Cox shared a few words about her next venture…

“I have had huge support from the Australian Country Music scene which has helped me realise my potential as an artist and reach my goals. I am now ready to spread my wings even further and release my first project in the USA. I believe the Pisgah Ridge family is going to help me reach new heights. I am very excited about what the future holds and becoming apart of such a reputable team.”

And Salley speaks quite highly of her abilities.

“Kristy Cox is one of the brightest new voices and young talents to grace the music scene – and I am VERY particular about who I work with!!!”

Here’s a taste of her sound, recorded at the CD release event for Miles & Timezones last year.


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