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On Monday, August 15 at 7pm, KIX Live will feature performances from Jess Moskaluke, Andrew Swift, and Cass Hopetoun, plus Justin will chat to Florida Georgia Line bandmember-turned-solo-artist, Tyler Hubbard and announce the week's 'Centre Stage' artist.
Jess Moskaluke was the first Canadian female country artist since Shania Twain to achieve CRIA platinum single status with Cheap Wine and Cigarettes. She has since gone on to earn CRIA Gold certifications for Take Me Home, Kiss Me Quiet and a nod for her feature on Paul Brandt’s I’m An Open Road.
Jess was also notably the first Canadian female country artist since 2008 to have a song in the Top 3 with Drive Me Away and has notched another six Top 10 hits in addition to that including her first ever #1 Country Girls. She’s won a heap of awards too, including ‘Country Album of the Year’ at the 2017 JUNO Awards, ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2018 CCMA Awards, and is a three-time consecutive CCMA ‘Female Artist of the Year’ Award winner.
Kicking off 2020 with Country Girls topping the charts, Jess’ follow-up track Halfway Home landed in the top 5 at Australian country radio, where in 2019, she played the C2C Music Festival and took part in CMC’s ‘Songs and Stories’ series, performing six songs for a one-hour special. She delivered her top 15 single Mapdot, a personal ode to small-town pride and the place she’s proud to call home, ahead of the release of The Demos in February, which features her collaboration with our very own Travis Collins. Her current single is Knock Off.
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Andrew Swift has gone from strength to strength since finding his feet in the Australian country music scene as a Toyota Starmaker grand finalist in 2017. With his debut country album, Call Out For The Cavalry debuting at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts, the Matt Fell-produced record saw five singles lifted for release, including Fire & Ice featuring Catherine Britt.
His follow up album, The Art Of Letting Go, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Charts and was the 5th highest selling Australian Country album of 2021. All five singles from the album tasted chart success – the highest, Say The Word with Cass Hopetoun peaked at #3.
Andrew scored nominations for ‘Male Artist of The Year’ and ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’ at the 50th Toyota Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth, having picked up two awards at the 2019 event – ‘Qantas New Talent of the Year’ and ‘Alt Country Album of the Year’.
His latest tracks Young Lovers and The Good Old Days come from his forthcoming third album.
Cass Hopetoun has been delighting fans with her varied and refreshing songbook since 2020, with the release of her debut single, Shots. An impressive entry which was only eclipsed by her follow up, Typical Bride, which took out the #1 spot on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart and earned her a Golden Guitar nomination for ‘New Talent of the Year’ in 2021. The following year, her fourth single, Who Needs Hawaii, became CMT’s most played video clip of the year and scored her yet another Golden Guitar nomination.
Since the release of her long-awaited debut album, she’s performed at the Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival, Meatstock and the Tamworth Country Music Festival, where she wowed audiences with her performance at the Golden Guitar Awards and the sold out 50th Anniversary Concert. Cass is also set to take the stage at NQ’s Rock’n Country Music Festival, River Dragon Festival, as well as the much-loved Groundwater Country Music Festival.
She dropped her latest single last week. Written with Blake Dantier and produced by Matt Fell at the now demolished, Love HZ Studios, Barbie Doll is both emphatic and intimate.
Along with Brian Kelley, Florida Georgia Line formed in 2010. Their 2012 debut single Cruise became the best-selling digital country song, with 24 weeks at #1 after being downloaded seven million times and receiving a diamond certification. Following the release of their 2010 debut EP, they dropped a further four EPS, one compilation album and five studio albums.
The duo also racked up numerous awards during their time as a duo – including a GRAMMY Award, CMA Awards, ACM Awards and more. They boast 17 #1 singles, more than 13.2 billion global streams, and sold more than 40 million tracks and 4.7 million albums worldwide.
Tyler collaborated with Tim McGraw on the hit single Undivided as well as on My Way with breakout TikTok star Lathan Warlick, before announcing his intentions to pursue solo endeavours. hoped to concentrate on songwriting, and co-wrote Little Big Town’s current single, Hell Yeah, as well as his Thomas Rhett-led collab with Russell Dickerson, Death Row.
Tyler will release a project titled Dancin’ In The Country, which will include his track 5 Foot 9, which peaked at #32 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart, and five additional new tracks, giving fans an overview of his forthcoming debut solo album, out January 27.