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Catherine Britt Signs With Universal’s New Lost Highway Imprint

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Jan 22nd 2014 | 2:42pm | Scott Fitzsimons
Newcastle alt-country singer Catherine Britt has signed with Universal's Lost Highway's imprint, the artist confirming to theMusic.com.au today that she is the first signing of the label's Australian operations.

Previously with ABC Music, where she released her album Always Never Enough and late last year the compilation record The Hillbilly Pickin' Ramblin' Girl So Far, Britt told theMusic.com.au at the Tamworth Country Music Festival today, “I've just a brand new record deal… I've just signed to Unviersal and we're bring out the Lost Highway imprint in Australia.”

Based in Nashville, the label has released records by Ryan Adams and soundtracks to O Brother, Where Art Thou? And Deadwood.

The Australian arm is being run by Universal's Michael Taylor, who last year was promoted to Executive Vice President A&R Universal Music & Island Records Australasia.

Taylor's credited with a number of Universal's international success stories recently, with artists including Lorde, The Preatures and Havana Brown flourishing under the 'sign local, sell global' mentality.

“I can start to help out the labels getting their stuff released in other territories, help export the music,” Taylor told theMusic at the time.

“I don't know about importing American things,” Britt said of the label's plans. “They're definitely going to try and develop this roots country world and sign some more acts to Lost Highway. Hopefully that's a success and I'm happy to be their first in their vision of that."

Following the festival Britt will be spending two months writing for her next record, which will be the ARIA and APRA Award-nominated singer's sixth.

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Friday 6th March

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Sinead O'Connor + Christine Anu + John Butler Trio + Charlie Musselwhite + Sharon Shannon Band + Ami Williamson + Ash & Bloom + Steve Poltz + The Black Sorrows + All Our Exes Live In Texas + Bobby & The Pins + Catherine Britt + The Gloaming + The Heartstring Quartet + Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson + Sharon Shannon + Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club + Oh Pep! + Siskin River + Stray Hens + Zeon + more + Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

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Saturday 7th March

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2015 feat.
Sinead O'Connor + Christine Anu + John Butler Trio + Charlie Musselwhite + Sharon Shannon Band + Ami Williamson + Ash & Bloom + Steve Poltz + The Black Sorrows + All Our Exes Live In Texas + Bobby & The Pins + Catherine Britt + more + Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Port Fairy, Port Fairy

Sunday 8th March

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2015
Christine Anu + John Butler Trio + Charlie Musselwhite + Sharon Shannon Band + Ami Williamson + Ash & Bloom + Steve Poltz + The Black Sorrows + All Our Exes Live In Texas + Bobby & The Pins + Catherine Britt + more + Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Port Fairy, Port Fairy

Monday 9th March

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2015
Christine Anu + John Butler Trio + Charlie Musselwhite + Sharon Shannon Band + Ami Williamson + Ash & Bloom + Steve Poltz + The Black Sorrows + All Our Exes Live In Texas + Bobby & The Pins + Catherine Britt + more + Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Port Fairy, Port Fairy

Friday 13th March

CMC Rocks Queensland 2015 feat.
Lady Antebellum + Big & Rich + Chris Young + Lee Brice + Kristian Bush + Kacey Musgraves + Troy Cassar-Daley + John Williamson + Adam Brand + Adam Harvey + Laura Bell Bundy + Maddie & Tae + Charlie Worsham + Jeffrey Steele + Chase Bryant + Ryan Kinder + Wylie & The Wild West + McKay + Catherine Britt + The Wolfe Brothers + Amber Lawrence + Adam Eckersley Band + The Viper Creek Band + Doug Bruce + Harmony James + Cam Scott + Cameron Luxton + Jody Direen + Jared Porter + Col Finley + Seleen McAlister + Dozzi + Victoria Avenue + Livi Robins + Karrie Hayward + Shanon Watkins + Mick Lindsay Band + CMC Rocks Queensland

Willowbank Raceway, Willowbank

Saturday 21st March

Snow Mountains Country Music Festival feat.
Adam Brand + The McClymonts + Morgan Evans + The Sunny Cowgirls + Catherine Britt + Wylie & The Wild West + Doug Bruce

Thredbo Village, Thredbo

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Kidgeeridge Music Festival 2015 feat.
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