Young’s rising star records debut album

Young country singer Sami Cooke is thrilled to announce she has just completed recording her debut album – ‘Sami – every passing minute’.

The album featuring all original songs will be released at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January.

The ambitious 17-year-old will then kick off her Australian tour at an album launch/18th birthday celebration in Canberra on February 8.  

The concert will feature performances by Sami and guest artists. 

“It’s going to be this big party that’s going to go all night,” Sami said. “It’s pretty exciting because it’s going to be out very soon – three more months. 

“I can’t wait for it to come out.”

Sami has had a lot to be excited about over the last few months, including winning the Maureen Wagner Memorial Award for 2013 for Most Promising Young Artist in Australian Country Music.

She’s also been nominated for an Australian Independent Writer’s Award for ‘One thing left’, a song from her upcoming album.

The winner will be announced at a red carpet event in Sydney on November 7.

Another coup for Sami was being chosen to sing onstage in July with lauded Australian country music singer Beccy Cole.

“That was absolutely amazing – it was a massive opportunity to be able to work with her,” she said. “She’s one of the biggest and most respected country singers in the industry.”

“And hard working too,” she added.

Sami must have taken a left out of Beccy’s book, because she too has been working hard, spending her school holidays performing as a paid artist two to three times a day at the Coffs Harbor Music Muster.

She also performed onstage in Young with another fellow country music singer, Tania Kernaghan.

She said staying afterwards to sign her autograph for fans, including on hats and even one mud flap, in her hometown was a highlight.

“It was pretty cool,” she said.

Sami’s new alum ‘Sami – every passing minute’ will be available for preorder in December. 

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