Irish country star Catherine McGrath is to tour the UK in the autumn with a date at Bristol’s Thekla on September 17.
Heralded as the UK’s answer to Taylor Swift and our first domestic breakthrough country star. The genre is bigger than ever before, as evidenced by collaborations from Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
Catherine’s latest single ‘Lost In The Middle’ is from her recently released debut album ‘Talk Of This Town’. It’s a track which exudes the young songwriter’s pure passion for country, while the energy of the hook gives it an immediately captivating feel. Catherine’s universally relatable lyrics explore music’s power of escapism as she sings, “I put my headphones on, turn the real world off / And I get lost in the middle of a country song.”
“I really wanted to write a song that expresses how country makes me feel,” says Catherine. “Country music is especially good at telling stories, so when you’re having a bad day you can turn to music to take you somewhere else.”
‘Lost In The Middle’ was produced by Steve Robson – an Englishman who became a force within the country scene after co-writing Rascal Flatts’ smash hit ‘What Hurts The Most’ – and was written by Catherine with Robson, Lindy Robbins (Dua Lipa) and Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts).
Raised in Rostrevor, a small rural village in Northern Ireland, Catherine McGrath is the personification of how country music is opening its borders to talent from far outside of its epicentre in Nashville. In fact, Catherine was immediately embraced by the community upon her first visit.
Catherine’s album was recorded at various locations in Nashville and London, and affirms her credentials as an artist and songwriter to be reckoned with.
- For further details on Catherine and her tour visit http://www.catherinemcgrathmusic.com