Fanny Lumsden

Fanny Lumsden

Sun 24 March

Two x  ARIA and  eight x Golden Guitar winning artist Fanny Lumsden "has established herself as one of the genre's most esteemed performers"  (The Australian) with her album HEY DAWN having taken out the 2023 ARIA for Best Country Album (presented by Dolly Parton); debuting at #1 on the Australian Album ARIA charts - making this her second album in a row to crack the ARIA global top ten. Fanny is continuing to break the rules and confirming herself as "undoubtedly the brightest new (country) star of the current era" (Capital News) Following up her breakthrough album, Fallow, which took out an ARIA, five x CMAA Golden Guitars and AIR Country Album, Fanny is mostly known for her regional Country Halls Tour and has recently taken her joyous, energetic and brilliant live show to debut in the UK to a packed Avalon Stage at Glastonbury.  Wrapping up her 'Hey Dawn Tour' which sold out shows through NZ, Ireland, UK and theatres across Australia, HEY DAWN "confirms Fanny as a distinctive storyteller, and an indelible personality who can win over fans in or outside of country music" (Doug Wallan, The Australian).

Along with her husband Dan Stanley Freeman she runs her own Record Label and Production company – Red Dirt Road and hugely successful touring brand – The Country Halls Tour which has sold out over 180+ halls all over Australia, which is no small feat for a self-managed artist.

The last 12 months did not slow Fanny down releasing Fallow which debuted at #10 on the all genre ARIA charts, going to #1 on the Country ARIA charts for two weeks running,  appeared on Play School Showtime, ABC’s The Set with You Am I, was one of 12 Aussies in Global Music Match, became a Support Act Advocate, a Volunteer firefighter, wrote and produced a documentary telling the story of Fallow through the summer of bushfires and recording her album in a stone hut and also managed to pull off a sold-out theatre tour across Australia in the wake of a pandemic here in Australia. Fanny was also named 2021 Albury Local Woman of the Year for the Hume Shire for her work with regional communities.

''It's breaking new ground for an old genre locally.'  – MTV Australia
"Lumsden has established herself as one of the genre's most esteemed performers'  – Andrew McMillian, The Australian