The accumulative build up of 10 years writing, performing, travelling and honing her craft saw Kezia burst onto the UK Country scene with her debut Album ‘Kezia’ in 2018. After several introductory festival slots, she went on to win multiple awards.
2019 saw her success continue, kicking off with a three week tour in Australia, including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, where she was awarded ‘Aristocrat’ Entertainer of the Year. This was followed by a trip to Nashville, where Kezia performed all over music city. The summer included performances at some of the UK’s top festivals including Buckle & Boots, FSA , Blackthorn and Millport.
She was named as one of Radio 2’s BBC Introducing Artists and subsequently performed at The Long Road Festival on the Introducing Stage. Kezia was nominated in 5 categories at the BCMA Awards, making her the most nominated artist of the year, and she took home the award for ‘Best Female Artist’. The year was topped of with another trip to Nashville, where she was invited to play some of the most iconic venues in country music. She joined Phil Vassar on stage at The Ryman Auditorium for his Christmas Charity Concert, and then went on to perform at The Bluebird Cafe, in one of their prestigious song-writing rounds.
2020 continued to see the success snowball with her single ‘Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ being added to the Radio 2 playlist for 4 consecutive weeks. When Covid-19 put the brakes on Kezia’s live performances, she turned to performing virtually, and her weekly Lockdown Live Streams on Facebook have been hugely successful, receiving repeatedly high viewing figures, and amassing her very own online fan group, ‘The Friday Night Crew’. Continuing to release singles throughout the pandemic, and enjoying regular radio play from BBC Radio 2, Kezia also released her fourth Official Music Video to her latest single ‘Wings’.
2021 saw Kezia making up for the lost time of the pandemic. She released her award winning EP ‘The Mess I Made’, and received her first iTunes Number 1 single with ‘All Of Me’. With live music back on the agenda, she performed some incredible shows including a headline set at ‘Buckle and Boots Country Festival’, her own live theatre show at Leeds City Varieties, and an intimate show with Bob Harris. She was also able to finally hit the road, and completed both her own co-headline Tour with fellow Country singer-songwriter Jade Helliwell, and as support for The Shires on their UK Acoustic Tour. Another hugely successful year was wrapped up with Kezia winning 3 British CMA Awards for Best Album (The Mess I Made), Best Song (I’m Here) and Best Entertainer.
2022 is already shaping up to be her best yet. With Takamine Guitars announcing Kezia as one of their global artists and sharing the roster with the likes of Blake Shelton and Garth Brooks, her success shows no sign of slowing down. What’s coming next from this exciting artist is definitely worth sticking around for!