Standout act: Jody Direen
Saturday in the Park will have many exciting events and activities, and adding to the vibrant atmosphere is Jody Direen.
Jody, a country-pop-rock artist hailing from Wanaka, has made a significant impact on the local music scene.
Gifted with a powerful stage presence, song writing skills and a breath-taking voice, she has garnered a loyal following in both New Zealand and Australia.
Jody’s single ‘Together’ was released in April of this year and topped the NZ iTunes Country Chart, as well as making an appearance at the number eight spot in the Pop Chart.
‘‘Jody Direen Breaks Out’’ topped the iTunes Country Album Chart and peaked at 10 across all genres.
It also made its debut at number 12 in the Official NZ TOP 20 (National) and made the Official TOP 40 (International).
With appearances on NZ’s ‘Good Morning Show’ and ‘The Paul Henry Show’ Jody is establishing a solid fan base throughout New Zealand.
She recently supported Kenny Rogers on his tour of New Zealand and performed just after Grammy award winning Kasey Musgraves at CMC Rock’s Queensland to a 10,000 strong crowd. Recent accolades include a CMC Awards nomination for New Oz Artist of the Year, being named the CMANZ 2016 Female Artist of the Year and is now signed to major record label ABC MUSIC.
Make sure you’re at Saturday in the Park to hear her perform!