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Artist of the Week: Abbie Ferris

by Mallory Arbour
Abbie Ferris

CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce rising country pop star, Abbie Ferris as our Artist Of The Week!

Ferris grew up on a 90-acre farm in Mallala (read more about it here). Her father worked the sale yards and Ferris was on horseback by the time she could walk. Soon after, she fell in love with music, picked up a guitar and started honing her craft as a singer-songwriter. After being awarded the Market The Music ‘Emerging Artist Scholarship’ in 2017, she made her festival debut at the Groundwater Country Music Festival.

Having cracked into the festival circuit in her debut year, she followed up with performances at Country at the Camp and Australian Music Week later in 2018, and also got her first taste of life on the road touring with Hayley Jensen. In late 2019, Ferris was earmarked to support Golden Guitar winner Kirsty Lee Akers on her ‘Small Town, Big Hearts’ 2020 tour, until COVID-19 killed the 31-date tour. This will be revisited in 2022 once the pandemic has (hopefully) abated.

Ferris has released four singles to radio, including For A Moment in 2018, Beat You at Your Own Game in 2019, plus Love Up On Me and Bad Boy Crush in 2020, which have clocked up nearly 600,000 streams on Spotify. Each release has seen her improve her chart position, with the most recent release reaching #21 on the Official Airplay Chart and #3 on the Kix Country Hottest 20.

December 2019 saw a brief departure from original music as with the release of a concept EP, The Five – My Teens based on a re-imagining of the five songs that have influenced Ferris’s journey as an artist through her teens. After the success of that release, she turned her focus to her debut 6-track EP, Ready Or Not and relocated to the Central Coast in New South Wales.

Her latest single, Ready Or Not featuring the multi-award-winning Canadian country stars, The Dungarees is now available in cutting edge Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Ferris says, “The sound is just next level. It feels like you are listening to a band play, with instruments coming at you from different directions. The 7.1 channels of sound make a massive difference. It is very cool!”

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