Jody Direen – Conquering mountains.

Jody Direen – Conquering mountains.

Jody Direen is one of Australasia’s most vibrant country pop artists and is set to celebrate the launch of her new album “Smokin’ Ashes” with fans and friends on July 25 at Cassels Blue Smoke in Christchurch with special guests, Assembly Required, Cam Scott and Phil Doublet.

The Vodafone NZMA Tui winner for “Best Country Album” states people can expect an up-lifitng show with a mix of the new songs, old songs and some covers. “It’s a good chance for people to dust off their pre-covid kickers and come together to celebrate, dine, dance and enjoy some live music”. Two singles from the new album have already been released including ‘All Nighter’ and ‘My Fire’.

For the past 4 years – since her signing with Australian record label’s ABC Music and Universal Music, Direen has been in a whirlwind, clocking up miles on the ground and across the skies touring both New Zealand and Australia. Performing some of Australasia’s biggest festivals continue to hold as career highlights for the songstress including supporting Kenny Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and LeAnn Rimes. Touring Australia’s first ever C2C Festival last year alongside international greats; Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown and more was a ‘dreamy experience’. With multiple hits, stages, nominations and awards under her belt, Direen is set to venture into an explosive new phase of her career with new-found energy within herself and her songs.

“I’ve never been so excited for a new release and live shows is how I’d love people to experience the new songs. I’m really looking forward to hitting the stage again especially after being in hibernation for a while due to Covid”.

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