Right Next To You by Lucie Tiger – Song of the Day

7 February 2022 | 9:59 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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Following her chart-topper, Do Me Right – which we premiered hereLucie Tiger is starting the new year strong with Right Next To You – it’s our Song of the Day!

Recorded across two continents due to the pandemic, Lucie 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.

She 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.”

Born and raised in the Sydney region, Lucie 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, channeling 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.

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After high school, Lucie 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 also been played on over 40 Country radio stations in the USA. Lucie 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. She will return to the United States in April to play shows and finish recording tracks for her upcoming LP, Greetings from Muscle Shoals.

Lucie will be performing at The Vanguard on February 8 in a show not to be missed! The Songwriters Showcase will feature four of the most unique, inventive and entertaining singer-songwriters in Australia, not to mention, some Countrytown favourites – Blake Dantier, Andy Penkow and Kora Naughton. You can find out more information and grab tickets here.

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For more Song Of The Days from CountryTown, check out here.

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