Uckfield singer-songwriter Kathryn Anderson has just released an EP recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music.
The six tracks on The Road Less Travelled each reveal a chapter in Kathryn’s unfolding journey as she follows her musical dream.
‘This is where I want to be. My new life is calling me here in Nashville, Tennessee,’ she sings in the third track, Home Sweet Home.
Kathryn, 23, who lives in the High Street with her parents David and Fiona, sister Claire, 21, and brother Steven, 17, sets out all her hopes in the country music story style she has grown to love. The EP is now available for download at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-road-less-travelled-ep/id793228763 and also from her website: www.kathrynandersonmusic.com
She has been building up to this moment from when she was given her first guitar at the age of 16 as a reward for exam success whilst a pupil at Heathfield Community College.
She took a degree in popular music performance at Southampton Solent University and while away played her first gigs at bars such as Revolution and Ninety Degrees. When she came home she played at the Blackboys Inn, the Six Bells, Chiddingly and the Five Bells, Chailey. She also busks in Lewes, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells.
Kathryn has been to Nashville three times. She returned home in early December after a three-month stay there to write, perform and record the six-song album.
“It was a remarkable creative journey for me,” said Kathryn. “My experiences in Nashville strongly influenced the music I am releasing on my new record and I can’t wait for people to share the songs.”
Kathryn appeared as an extra on the ABC Television show Nashville, while she worked on her record. “I got to meet many of the cast members during my time on the set of the show. It was very inspirational to me to participate in the hit American drama which focuses on my genre of music in Music City USA.”
As well as meeting cast members from the show Nashville, Kathryn met Keith Urban, Vince Gill and other well-known country musicians. But she was particularly pleased to meet Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris, who has asked for a copy of the new CD.
During Kathryn’s stay in Nashville, she performed at famous venues including The Bluebird Café, Café CoCo, and the Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar located in historic Printer’s Alley.
Artists ranging from Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks, to Keith Urban and Rascall Flatts launched their careers in these historic clubs.