NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 4, 2022) - Billy Blue Records starlet Kristy Cox continues to make a name for herself in bluegrass with the release of her brand-new full-length album Shades of Blue produced by Grammy-nominated Jerry Salley.Out everywhere today, Shades of Blue puts Australian-native Cox’s highly-acclaimed vocals on full display. With the lead single off the project “Person of the Year,” a tribute to those working on the front lines throughout the pandemic, Cox makes a statement with this project that will resonate with the masses. The most recent single off the project “Appalachian Blue” was released January 14, 2022, and debuted in the Top 15 in both the Australian Country Songs Chart and the Australian iTunes Chart.
“Kristy shows risk-taking as an artist that comes with the confidence and experience to not only meet but exceed expectations of what a
contemporary bluegrass singer can do.”
- Country Standard Time
With the release of her full album, Cox made her WSM-AM Radio debut this morning at 8am CST. She will also be celebrating the release of the project tonight at her Album Launch Party at the World Famous Station Inn in Nashville, TN.
Kristy Cox commented on the release of Shades of Blue saying, “I am so excited to be releasing this brand-new album on my new label Billy Blue Records. Thanks Jerry, Ed, Kyle, Carla, and Joe Dan and the rest of the team for all of your hard work getting this album together. I have been extremely blessed in my career so far and have so many people who have helped me in this journey, especially over what has been a tough couple of years in music.”
Shades of Blue Track Listing:
1. Appalachian Blue (3:21)
2. Good Morning Moon (3:10)
3. Person Of The Year (3:24)
4. Moonlight, Moonshine, And Blue Moon Of Kentucky (3:00)
5. Kentucky’s Never Been This Far from Tennessee (Duet with Marty Raybon) (3:44)
6. An Old Abandoned Church (3:40)
7. Dirt Road (3:20)
8. The Devil Was An Angel Too (2:58)
9. I’m Not Built That Way (3:14)
10. This Is Where You Kiss Me (3:07)
11. Blue Ain’t Just A Color Anymore (3:00)
12. If Heaven Was A House (3:59)
ABOUT KRISTY COX
Billboard®-topping artist Kristy Cox has been awarded with radio success and accolades for her talent. Having signed with bluegrass label Billy Blue Records, Kristy is set to release her brand-new album, ‘Shades of Blue,’ in February, 2022, following her latest award-winning releases ‘No Headlights’ and ‘Ricochet.’
Kristy has been awarded 5 ‘Bluegrass Recording of the Year’ honors in Australia’s CMA Awards (Golden Guitar Awards). Her latest was in 2021 for her track with acclaimed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel entitled ‘Finger Picking Good.’
Praised for her performing and songwriting capabilities, Kristy has been shortlisted in the International Bluegrass Music Awards the past five years for Emerging Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year and was a finalist in the 2019 IBMA Momentum Awards for Vocalist of the Year.
From a young age, Kristy has captured attention with her distinct singing style and positive outlook, going on to open shows for major acts and appearing on television and major festivals across Australia, Europe, and the USA.
ABOUT BILLY BLUE RECORDS
Billy Blue Records is a boutique bluegrass label, home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, Appalachian Road Show, Barry Abernathy, Carolina Blue, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Donna Ulisse, Jason Barie, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Kristy Cox, Marty Raybon, Tennessee Bluegrass Band, Country Faith Bluegrass, and the Grammy-nominated recording Gonna Sing Gonna Shout. Founded in 2018 by Jerry Salley, Ed Leonard, and Dottie Leonard Miller, Billy Blue is distributed to retail by the Orchard (Sony) and New Day Distribution.