I recently had the pleasure of talking to one of Australia’s most popular, up and coming country Music artists – Christie Lamb. Christie was in town with Lee Kernaghan and the Wolfe Brothers as part of Lee’s 25th Anniversary tour.
Christie is a multi-instrumental award winning singer songwriter having been voted the CMC New Oz Artist of the Year 2015.
She followed this up in 2016 by winning a Golden Guitar for CMAA New Talent of the Year 2016. For those who don’t follow country music A Golden Guitar is the most prestigious award in Australian Country Music.
In 2014, Christie released her debut album “All She Wrote”. This album went to #1 on the ARIA Hit Seekers Album Chart with three #1 singles and a further two top 5 singles.
Christie’s second album “Loaded” was released earlier this year with the first single “Flamethrower” burning up the Australian Country Music Charts.
Christie was born in England and moved to Australia when she was 6 years old. Now in her early 20’s she is one of the hardest working musicians in Australia.
I thank Christie for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer the following questions.
For those who have not heard of Christie Lamb, or heard your music, can you describe your music in 4 words?
Energetic Country Rock Pop
What is your signature song?
Currently I would say my first single ‘Flamethrower’ from my new album ‘Loaded’
Looking ahead what does the rest of 2017 hold for Christie?
Touring with Lee Kernaghan, Big Red Bash Festival, a writing trip to Nashville, Gympie Muster and finishing off the year with some of my own touring shows.
Greatest moment of your career so far?
Singing a duet with Keith Urban last year at Deni Ute Muster in front of thousands of people.
Can you describe your song writing process?
It’s never the same. I don’t have a set way of writing.
Sometimes I have the story figured out first, sometimes I write from just a title and sometimes its the melody that drives the song.
You are currently touring with Lee Kernaghan, The Wolfe Brothers and special guests. What is it like to work with Lee? And would you consider him a mentor and what support has he provided to you over your career?
Lee is such a humble and talented guy. He has been a huge support to me. I started touring with Lee in 2015 for the Spirit of The Anzac Tour and he has always been encouraging and complimentary. He even sent a testimonial to be printed in the artwork of my new album.
Can you tell me when and where you first came to Lee’s attention?
I’ve been told that Lee was looking for a female for The Spirit of The Anzacs Tour and my name was passed on to him by a couple of people.
His manager then reached out to me and said ‘we know you sing great, but what instruments can you play?’
I think because I play guitar, piano and mandolin, it was a plus for me and meant I could also play in Lee’s band and cover the female parts of the album.
If you could collaborate with any musician (living or dead) who would it be and why?
It would have to be Elvis. I have grown up listening to his music and it would be amazing to collaborate with someone who changed music forever.
If you weren’t a musician what would you be doing now?
I have a bachelor of Music, so I would be a music teacher as I can’t see myself doing anything but music.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 4 things would you want to have with you?
It would have to be shelter, water, food (definitely chocolate) and my guitar
What secret talent do you have that no-one would know about?
If I told you it wouldn’t be a secret anymore! 😛
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