CountryTown in partnership with iHeartCountry Australia is proud to announce Hayley Jensen as our Artist Of The Week, following the release of her new single, Karma.
Hayley has spent the best part of two decades honing her craft and collaborating with the best in the business from across the globe. She became a household name after becoming a finalist on Australian Idol, and later, The Voice in 2014, where she was described as ‘the whole package’ by coach Kylie Minogue.
After self-releasing her first #1 iTunes Country album ‘Past Tense & Present Peace in 2007, Hayley released her ARIA #3 Australian Country Album, Turning Up The Dial in 2018. The record was the 3rd highest selling Australian Country Album according to ARIA, and the 2nd highest selling digital album on iTunes Country charts. The same year, Hayley was invited to the UK to perform at Buckle & Boots Country Festival and was a finalist in the 2018 CMC Awards. She has also won an Australian Independent Country Music Award.
She toured Canada in 2019, performing at Calgary Stampede, Alberta, and Dauphin’s CountryFest, Manitoba – the only Australian artist on both official line ups. In February 2020, Hayley released a stunning version of Sarah McLachlan’s classic, Angel as a duet with legendary Australian country artist Beccy Cole, which hit #1 on iTunes Country charts and Australian Country Radio. This was a special side project for Hayley as it was a fan favourite song that she performed on Idol 15 years before, chosen by her late father.
Hayley’s next album, Breakin’ Hearts is due for release later this year. She has already released the single of the same name, pop-country bop Fireworks, upbeat Just Gonna Party and now, the swampy, soulful Karma. As the name suggests, Karma is a moody, brooding song, exploring the age-old spiritual concept or ‘what goes around comes around’ in the context of infidelity, where the mistress’s name is Karma, and so too is to be the outcome.
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