We are sending out a bit congratulations this week to the wonderful duo The Heartleys who’ve just released their second Valley Studio album this year and Jody Direen – both winners in the New Zealand National Country Music Awards.
The Heartleys won the ‘Best Group or Duo’ award in the New Zealand National Country Music Awards. The Heartleys achieved success both in New Zealand and here in Australia with their debut, self titled album ‘The Heartleys’. The lastest album “Talk To Me’ looks set to break new ground for the girls, Kayla Martin and Taylor Cairns who both have recently moved to Australia to promote the new album.
Along with the big New Zealand win, The Heartleys ablum ‘Talk To Me’ has so far spent two weeks at #1 on NZ iTunes ahead of USA country music heavy weights Kenny Rodgers and Lady Antebellum. Their new film clip for the title track ‘Talk To Me’ is out soon and features the girls aka in retro style.
More about The Heartleys here>
Congratulations also goes too to New Zealand’s newcomer Jody Direen who received the Horizon Award in the New Zealand National Country Music Awards. Jody’s success is driven off the back of her debut Valley Studio production, ‘Here We Go’. Later this year Jody will represent New Zealand in the Telstra Road to Tamworth event in Australia and will also compete in the Global Artists Awards in Nashville, USA in between trips back and forth to Australia writing songs. More about Jody Direen here>
We wish both The Heartleys and Jody Direen congratulations as both these albums are great representations of contemporary country music recordings produced here at the Valley Studio.