Hol­land kicks off big year

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - THE GROOVE -

MA­REEBA- BORN coun­try mu­sic artist Jade Hol­land is mak­ing an im­pres­sive name for her­self across Aus­tralia hit­ting num­ber 12 on the Aus­tralian Coun­try Mu­sic Air­play charts af­ter a suc­cess­ful week at the 2016 Tam­worth Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

The am­bi­tious singer-song­writer, whose sin­gle “Leather & Les Paul” de­buted at num­ber 25 on the Aus­tralian Coun­try Mu­sic Air­play charts two weeks ago, said a strong pres­ence in Tam­worth helped the sin­gle beat out es­tab­lished artists such as Lee Ker­naghan and Cait­lyn Shadbolt, ris­ing 13 places in its se­cond week on the chart.

“I was on my way home from Tam­worth when I heard that ‘Leather & Les Paul’ had made it to num­ber 12 on the charts,” Jade said.

“That was just the cherry on top of an amaz­ing week.

“I did a hell of a lot of net­work­ing while I was in Tam­worth.

“I did a lot of ra­dio in­ter­views and my thanks go out to the an­nounc­ers play­ing it and the lis­ten­ers call­ing it through as a re­quest.

“That’s what boosts it up the chart.

“I’m re­ally proud of my­self, it was a case of go­ing above and be­yond what I’ve done in Tam­worth in pre­vi­ous years.

“My pres­ence there al­ways de­ter­mines how well my year will go and af­ter a lot of hard work, this year will def­i­nitely be a busy one.

“It’s a mat­ter of keep­ing the mo­men­tum go­ing.”

Jade Hol­land’s de­but al­bum Leather & Les Paul, is avail­able through iTunes, Google Play and Spo­tify.

Pic­ture: ZAK SIM­MONDS

Coun­try singer Jade Hol­land

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