West Coast singer/songwriter Katie Thompson is one of the nominees for Female Artist of the Year at the 2012 New Zealand Country Music Awards.
2011 was a busy year for Katie, releasing her 2nd album Impossible, opening for Sir Elton John and the release of 3 singles with accompanying music videos. The single’s “Good As Gold”, “Impossible” & “Cruel to Be Kind” all made it onto separate Kiwi Hit Discs – this is a NZ On Air produced promotional CD which is mailed to every radio station in New Zealand.
Katie received funding from NZ On Air to make the music video for her latest release “Cruel to Be Kind”. With a South Island tour complete she is now planning a National tour come summer.
Katie was a finalist for Female Artist of the Year 2011 and would relish the chance to attend the awards as a finalist in August.
“I really enjoyed getting to meet the other artists. It’s not often you get to be in the same room as a true self made country legend like Dennis Marsh and have a laugh or two with him. Being a part of an award night like this is an amazing opportunity,” she said.
The top 3 finalists are selected by online votes here: http://www.kiwiproamcountrymusic.co.nz/
Voting closes 30th June.
National Country Music Awards
Founders Theatre, Hamilton
Saturday 11th August 2012