Singing her way to top country talent search
THE next 12 months is shaping up to be huge for Leigha Moore.
The Sippy Downs resident and budding country music star was recently named as a finalist in Toyota Star Maker, Australia’s premier and longest-running search for the next country star.
“I actually cried when I found out,” Moore said.
“I actually missed the call at first and when I called back and was told I’d made the final 10 I couldn’t believe it.
“It’s such a huge opportunity and it’s scary but I’m so excited to just get the chance to perform on stage in Tamworth.”
The 28-year-old, along with the nine other finalists, will perform during the Country Music Festival in Tamworth on January 20, battling it out to be named among a distinguished list of Star Maker winners including Keith Urban.
“Ever since I saw Kaylee Bell take out the title in 2013 on my first trip to Tamworth, I knew I wanted to be on that stage, whatever it took,” Moore said.
“This has been a dream of mine ever since and I feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of Toyota Star Maker.”
Not slowing down, Moore also plans to release her debut EP around the same time, with the title track I Ain’t Your Girl No More, written by US country superstar Kelsea Ballerini.
“I feel so incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to record this song,” Moore said.
The winner of Star Maker will be announced on the night of January 20.
BUDDING STAR: Country singer Leigha Moore, 28, has been named as a finalist in a national country music competition.