Country singer born and raised in the the city of Sydney. Who would have thought… and it all came from Billy Ray Cyrus.
Growing up in the Sydney suburb of Sans Souci, Arna Georgia quickly took a liking to the stage, obtaining a certificate IV in performance, a Bachelor of Music and more recently graduated from CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2016.
Since then, Arna Georgia has spent the last 4 years travelling the country, performing at a number of country music festivals including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Gympie Music Muster, Meraki fest in Fort Wayne and Americanafest in Nashville (2016), as well as becoming one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious ‘Toyota Starmaker’ Competition held at the Tamworth Country Music Festival every year.
Throughout her time in the industry, Arna Georgia has opened shows for a number of artists including Catherine Britt, Amber Lawrence and Bill Chambers and has joined by Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins on their ‘Our Backyard’ Tour and Bill Chambers as special guest and band member around Australia as well as a 17 show tour of the USA in which they played a number of venues and house concerts.
In 2018, Arna Georgia, along with Brisbane singer songwriter Hayley Marsten set out on a co-headling tour through NSW, QLD and VIC. The tour saw the pair sell out the QLD leg of their tour as well as create a loyal and strong fan base throughout the country.
Arna Georgia’s debut record ‘Midnight Carousel’ was released August 2017, debuting at #2 on the iTunes Country charts and at #19 across all genres. The record gained airplay around Australia and the debut single and video clip entered the CMC charts at #43. Highly influenced by the Carter Family, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, the record has a unique, raw and traditional country sound.
“I was immediately impressed with her original approach to writing in a way that combines cool lyrics with simple arrangements, resulting in song that sound fresh and new but still retain a healthy dose of the traditional country sounds of the past”
This was followed by the 2020 release of her debut album ‘Yes Girl’ that was produced by Nash Chambers in his Nashville studio ‘Troubadour House Studios” and included an incredible mix of highly acclaimed musicians. The album debuted at #2 on the iTunes country charts and #19 across all genres with the first single 1998, charting on CMC and gaining rotation on CMT and the second single ‘Passing Through’ gaining radio airplay both nationally and internationally.
So what’s next? Arna Georgia plans to take her album around Australia as soon as the boarders open up with plans in the works for February of 2021.