Christie Lamb has been described as ‘the full package’, a vibrant multi-instrumental and award Winning singer songwriter. Adding to her ever-growing mantle of awards, Christie was voted ‘CMC Female Artist of the Year 2018’ by Australian Country Music Fans.
The talented songstress has been the recipient of a Golden Guitar for ‘CMAA New Talent of the Year 2016’ and was also voted ‘CMC New Oz Artist of the Year 2015’ again by Country Music Fans.
Christie kicked off 2019 with a fun and fresh new single ‘Hot Hot Kiss’. The single debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Charts and made the top 20 on the All Genres iTunes Singles Chart. This is the first single from her eagerly awaited third album through ABC/Universal Music.
This year Christie will once again join Lee Kernaghan on his National Tour, where she will open the show and play as part of Lee’s band along with The Wolfe Brothers.
After her recent signing with major booking agent Artist Network Australia, new festival dates already include Way Out West Festival Winton QLD, Hometown Fest QLD, Barooga Country Music Festival, Country in the Vines, Penrith Truck Show and Norfolk Island Festival.
Constantly impressing at live performances, Christie has become quite the regular face on the festival scene. She has subsequently been booked on many of Australia’s Premier Country Festivals and events including CMC Rocks, The Big Red Bash, Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Music Festival, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Urban Country Music Festival, Mud Bulls and Music Festival, Cruising Country and Sydney Country Music Festival to name a few.
Christie’s performance at The Deni Ute Muster caught the eye of Keith Urban, who invited her back on stage to perform a duet with him in front of thousands of Country Music fans.
Touring relentlessly with her own dates across Australia and New Zealand, Christie is no stranger to being on the road. She has previously toured with Lee Kernaghan for three years, opening the show, playing piano and mandolin with Lee’s band and singing the female songs and duets with Lee from his albums. Earlier tours have included ‘The Rock Revolution’ tour with Aussie Rock legend Jon English, ‘The Girls of Country’ tour with Amber Lawrence and Aleyce Simmonds, plus ‘This Crazy Life’ tour with The Wolfe Brothers, playing many sold out shows and constantly expanding her fan base.
Following the release of her debut album ‘All She Wrote’, Christie signed with ABC/Universal Music for the release of her last album ‘Loaded’. Both albums reached #2 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart, narrowly missing out on the number 1 spot to Keith Urban.
The first single ‘Flamethrower’ from her album ‘Loaded’ reached #1 on The Music Network for an impressive five weeks and #1 on Kix Radio Network for two weeks. The following three singles from ‘Loaded’ all reached #1. To date, all of Christie’s single releases have reached top five on Australian Country Music Radio.
Christie’s upcoming third album is one of the most highly anticipated releases for this year. Combining her signature powerful vocals along with her strongest penned songs, plus the production talents of Multi Award Winner Producer Andy Mak, this album promises to be something really special.
‘I reckon Christie Lamb is the one to watch. She is a star”. Lee Kernaghan
Sydney, New South Wales
June 6, 1992
First CD purchase :
Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces
Hidden talent :
It wouldn’t be hidden if I told you!
Christie Lamb took time out from her current tour with Lee Kernaghan and the Wolfe Brothers to let us in on her Hometown influences.
Where does Christie Lamb consider home ?
My hometown is Camden, New South Wales.
Were you born in Camden ?
I was actually born in the UK, I came to live in Australia at 6 years old. I live in Camden now.
Tell us a bit about Camden ?
Camden is a rural country town, yet still not too far away from any shops or from Sydney. It’s kind of a little bit of country near the big city.
How many people live there ?
It is developing quickly, there are around 75,000 living here now.
What are the people like ?
People are friendly and don’t seem in too much of a hurry to stop and say g’day.
What is Camden most famous for ?
Camden is a historic old town. Explorers first visited the area in 1795 and named it ‘Cowpastures’ after a herd of cattle that had disappeared was discovered there.
Is there much of a live music scene in Camden ?
In Camden itself there are just a few café/bars with entertainment. The bigger stages are a little further towards the city.
Are there any other well known performers that call Camden home ?
Travis Collins comes from Macarthur [close by]. Last year we were both in the local papers for winning Female and Male Artist of the Year at the CMC Awards.
Are there any major influencers in your hometown that have inspired you or contributed to your career ?
I started out at the local Country Music Club – Macarthur Country Music Club, which led to me growing up and performing at country talent quests and shows.
How has Camden its community shaped your music style ?
I’ve had all my music lessons locally, joined the country music club and I went to a local performing arts school.
Does Camden get a mention in any of your music ?
Not Camden exactly. One of my first songs on my EP (Ten Thousand Miles) is about leaving my home in the UK and my family and coming to live in Australia.
Aside from the wonderful people in your hometown, who else has inspired you in your music career ?
My major inspirations growing up were Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. Recently however I would say my biggest inspiration has been Lee Kernaghan. I have been a part of his tours for a few years now and have learnt a lot from him.
We’re hyped to get to the show! What drew you to being a part of our show, Hometown Fest, this year ?
I always love being a part of new festivals and seeing if they can grow and I think Hometown can become one of the big festivals to come!
What can audiences at Hometown Fest expect from your set ?
New music! My brand new album drops in October, just a few weeks before, so I will be playing new songs and bringing lots of new product with me. This will be my first festival with the new album, so I am excited about that.
We LOVED Hot Hot Kiss so can’t wait to hear more! Are there any other acts at Hometown Fest that you are excited to see ?
I always enjoy watching the boys in Adam Eckersley Band. I haven’t checked out the full line up yet, but I would like to see Casey Barnes and Brad Cox in action on stage.
What do you think sets Hometown Fest apart from other festivals in Australia ?
This festival has a great mix of artists from different genres; country, pop and rock.
Finally, what else would you like to see from Hometown Fest in the future ?
Lots more music!