Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Jasmine Rae Announces New Album & National Tour Dates

Described by ARIA and APRA winning singer/songwriter/producer Shane Nicholson as "a world-class singer in any genre," and “the real deal” by multi Golden Guitar winner Adam Brand, triple ARIA-nominated Jasmine Rae is becoming recognized as one of Australia’s leading singers, songwriters and performers.

On MAY 15, Jasmine will release her new album Heartbeat through ABC Music/Universal Music Australia.

She’ll also celebrate the release with fans at special album launch shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Newcastle this April & May.

Jasmine Rae’s 2013 release If I Want To, saw the talented songstress move from strength to strength. The album was nominated for an ARIA Award and 4 x Golden Guitar Awards, including Album of the Year and Top Selling Album of the Year. It also featured three #1 Australian Country Singles including ‘Bad Boys Get Me Good’ featuring US guest Kellie Pickler, which also appeared in the US iTunes Top 20.

At the 2014 CMC Music Awards, Jasmine claimed the mantle for CMC Female Oz Artist of the Year, a fan-voted award. This year, she is nominated in three categories including Oz Artist Of The Year, an award she took home in 2012.

The success of If I Want To inspired Jasmine to write more songs and return to the studio with her Grammy-winning producer Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler, The Wolfe Brothers) to record this latest album, Heartbeat.

Heartbeat showcases Jasmine’s evolving songwriting prowess and stunning vocals, while cementing her soul and blues influenced country sound – which has proven so popular with fans.

“I really felt that I found my sound and true purpose with the most recent album, and it has been my most popular so far,” says Jasmine. “I wanted to get back into the studio and make another album that represents who I am as a recording artist and songwriter.”

Jasmine has penned 10 of the 12 tracks on Heartbeat, working with a variety of collaborators from both Australia and the US. The album features the duet ‘Quit This Time’ with Adam Brand, along with a stunningly soulful version of ‘Hold My Hand,’ which was recently performed by Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam at the Grammy Awards.

To celebrate the release of the album, Jasmine Rae will hit the road for the Heartbeat National Tour this April & May.

Jasmine Rae’s special guest is 2014 CMC New Oz Artist of the Year finalist Matt Cornell. He's talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and has worked and toured with the likes of Richard Clapton, Shannon Noll, Jenny Morris, Damien Leith and iconic rock band, The Baby Animals and most recently all across Australia with Adam Brand. His new self-titled album has spent five weeks in the ARIA Australian Country charts so far.

Jasmine Rae will also join Adam Brand, The Wolfe Brothers and Cornell at the Great Australian Tailgate Party at the Hahndorf Old Mill in South Australia on April 12.

With Special Guest Matt Cornell 

Sunday April 12 – Hahndorf Old Mill Hotel, SA (All Ages)
Great Australian Tailgate Party (plus Adam Brand & The Wolfe Brothers)
Tickets: Call (08) 8388 7888

Thursday, May 14 - Lizottes, Newcastle NSW (All Ages)
Click Here to Buy Tickets or Call (02) 4956 2066

Friday May 15 - Casino Canberra, ACT (18+) 
Click Here to Buy Tickets or Get $20 EARLY BIRD tickets at the venue or by Calling (02) 6257 7074

Saturday May 16  - Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney (All Ages)
Click Here to Buy Tickets Online or Call (02) 9677 4916

Friday May 22 - Revolver Bandroom, Melbourne VIC (18+)
Click Here to Buy Tickets

Watch Jasmine Rae's music video for 'Why'd You Tie The Knot' featuring footage of Jasmine on tour in 2014!