Katrina Burgoyne Plots Australian Return: ‘I’ve Grown So Much In Nashville’

14 June 2023 | 12:41 pm | Mallory Arbour

“No, I said I was from Gunnedah, not Canada!”

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Australia’s own Katrina Burgoyne is returning home after five years of living in Nashville, Tennessee. She will touch down in late December and play a bunch of shows around the country.

Burgoyne shared on social media, “I have not been home back to Australia to see my family in almost five years. I’m finally going home for Christmas. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t play a few shows back home in Australia.” She added, “I can't contain my joy knowing that I'll soon be reunited with my beloved family and friends, basking in the incredible Australian summer Down Under!”

✈️ Today I finalized my first trip home in 5 years! 🇦🇺 I booked the flights, travel insurance, accommodation on our...

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She will announce show dates over the coming months, including a hometown show in Gunnedah. In an additional social media video, Burgoyne mentioned Tamworth, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane and (maybe) Townsville as possible tour destinations.

Later, having finalised her flights, accommodation and travel insurance, she shared, “It’s been so long since I’ve been back to Australia, I have had the same kind of anxiety you get traveling to a foreign destination for the first time (but I also have a bit of airport trauma I’ve collected over the years). I’ve released so much music since my last visit and grown so much as a performer and songwriter living here in Nashville. I cannot wait to see y’all and play some shows.”

The singer-songwriter moved to Nashville with $15,000 and a dream. Her journey was the inspiration behind her song 25 Cents In The Ashtray. Restricted by her visa to making an income solely from playing music, she hit the ground running in the most competitive music city in the world.

The two-time Golden Guitar nominated singer-songwriter’s impressive career in the Australia country music industry includes an Australian Country Music People’s Choice Award, Australian Songwriters Association Country Song of the Year, and APRA Professional Development Award.

She tasted success with two Top 10 CMC singles Ghost and I Wasn’t Gonna Cry. Her song White Flag also peaked at #7 on Country Music Radio, while the album of the same name went Top 10 on the ARIA Country Albums chart in 2011. Her 2021 single, Tennessee peaked at #4 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Airplay Chart.

She’s also written for many artists, including a track for Lisa McHugh that was the most Shazammed song in all of Ireland. More recently, she has written with Amber Lawrence, Travis Collins, Jade Gibson, Sammy White and Kaitlyn Thomas. Furthermore, she has toured with Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson, and opened for The McClymonts, Troy Cassar-Daley and Lonestar.

Her most recent singles We Had Fun and I Wanna Get Away With You were released in 2022. 


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