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22 April 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Melanie Dyer – Live in Tamworth

Australian artist/songwriter Melanie Dyer burst onto the country-pop scene in 2015 with startling vibrancy.  Her EP ‘Lifetime’ was both a stunning artistic blueprint and a tearaway chart success. The title track and video spent several weeks in the CMC Top 50 with singles ‘Busy Doing Nothing’ and ‘My Stupid Mouth’ cracking the Australian Country Music Airplay Chart Top 10. Above all, the EP signalled the arrival of a phenomenal new voice and songwriter in Australian music – both in the world of country and on the vibrant local pop landscape. The EP featured Melanie’s own songs in addition to co-writes with Nashville based Aussie writer/producer, Lindsay Rimes (Luke Bryan, Kane Brown), Joel Chapman and Christian Lo Russo from Queensland pop band Amy Meredith.

In 2017 Melanie released her debut album ‘Fresh’ with the title track (co-written in Nashville with Morgan Evans) an established  #1 hit on The Australian Official Country Hot 50 chart for 5 consecutive weeks and the accompanying video #1 on CMC Australia. Follow up single ‘Save My Cents’, a song Melanie penned alone also shot to the top of both radio and CMC charts and was a Top 10 finalist in the International Song writing Competition in 2018. That ‘Fresh’ should arrive glistening with the kind of polish that is usually reserved for the work of a veteran recording artist is no accident. It was the result of years of dedication and hard work.

Growing up on a farm at Mount Russell, NSW listening to Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain, Melanie picked up a guitar for the first time at the tender age of 11. Melanie recalls  “I wrote my first song when I was 12, which was called ‘Life on the Land’. It became the anthem for Woolworths’ National Drought Appeal in 2007 which was really special to me because I grew up on a farm, my Dad’s a farmer and I’m a country kid.”

By the age of 16, Melanie had graduated both the Junior and Senior CMAA Academy of Country Music and the esteemed Talent Development Project (Morgan Evans, Felicity Urquhart, The McClymonts, Brad Cox).

More recently Melanie enjoyed breakout success with her single ‘Memphis T-Shirt’. Released in Nov 2019, the song was added to playlists on HIT & Nova Networks and over 100 Regional stations around Australia, enjoying 6 weeks at #1 on The Music Network’s Country Hot 50 Chart and #1 on CMC. The song went on to receive an APRA nomination for ‘The Most Performed Country Work’ in 2021. ‘Memphis T-Shirt’  was written with Karen Kosowski and Emma-Lee (Mikey Guyton, Brett Kissel)  during one of Mel’s songwriting trips to Nashville, a place she is quickly making a name for herself having already been invited to play the iconic Bluebird Café twice in 2018 and 2020.

In late 2020 Melanie released the single ‘20s’ a co-write with writer producer Zachary Kale (Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Gabby Barrett), Reid Isbell and Konstantin Kersting (Tones and I, Mallrat) who also produced the song.

An equal love for Country and Pop genres, Dyer wraps conversational stories in undeniably pop hooks and attracts a fan-base that borders the two worlds.

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