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Artist of the Week: Lucie Tiger

22 April 2022 | 9:57 am | Mallory Arbour

Lucie Tiger is the embodiment of a Southern infused, country rock singer-songwriter, coloured with a hefty dose of good ol’ Americana charm.

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CountryTown is proud to announce roadtrip Americana singer-songwriter, Lucie Tiger as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of her new album Alabama Highway.

Born and raised in the Sydney region, Tiger grew up listening to 1970s rock and Southern artists like The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones etc. during long family road trips. She turned those childhood memories into a career, channelling that classic sound with a fresh feel. Her heavy influences include The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as more modern touches of RaeLynn, Jason Isbell and Miranda Lambert.

She got her first guitar from her father, who taught her how to play the basics. Tiger further developed her craft on guitar as well as taking up writing songs like she grew up listening to.

After high school, Tiger earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance while she performed in a local band as a rhythm guitarist. After being kicked out for taking focus away from the band with her infectious lyric writing, she started pursuing a solo career. After only six months on her own, she had already began taking her music across multiple states of the USA.

She released her debut self-titled EP in 2018, Apple Tree in 2019 and Gasoline in 2020. Tracks from the latter have been played on over 40 Country radio stations in the USA. Tiger tasted success with her acclaimed rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s The Wind Cries Mary, which reached No. 4 on the AMRAP charts. She was later nominated for three Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) awards for ‘Songwriting Excellence’ in 2020.

2021, however, was a monumental year, with Gasoline winning the Tamworth Songwriters Association award for ‘Best Country Blues Song’ in January 2021 and her three singles reaching the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay ChartFound My Home #20, Do Me Right #26 and Midnight Goodbye #34. Midnight Goodbye also rose to #68 on the Music Row Country Breakout chart and was one of the 'Most Added' singles to country radio in its impact week. 

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Her new album Alabama Highway features four of Tiger's most loved recent singles and three brand new and never-before-heard songs. Blending truth with hope along with buried treasure in her lyrics, her songs are classic country-rock with a modern voice, coloured with a hefty dose of good ol' Americana charm and subtle hallmarks of the blues.

Her latest single, Right Next To You was recorded across two continents due to the pandemic. Tiger worked with the same crew as her previous EP, Gasoline. Produced by John Gifford III and mastered by Don Srygley in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the self-penned single features Bob Wray on bass, Will McFarlane on lead guitar and slide, Justin Holder on drums and Lucie on vocals and acoustic guitar.

Tiger says of Right Next To You, “I absolutely love this song. It always puts me in a good mood when I listen to it or when I play it. I hope it does the same for you.”

She is currently in the United States to play shows and finish recording tracks for her upcoming LP, Greetings from Muscle Shoals.


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