Jody Direen Live @ Fifty Gorillas
Fifty Gorillas Presents:
Jody Direen live at Fifty Gorillas
Saturday 4th of August
Doors open at 9 pm
Dubbed the 'Queen of Country' in New Zealand, Jody Direen hails from the small, mountainous alpine town of Wanaka. After a solid five years travelling between New Zealand, Australia and the USA touring, writing and recording, she signed with major record label, ABC Music. Jody has since had numerous Top 10 and #1 singles in both Australia and New Zealand.
Jody is the 2015 Female Artist of the Year (CMANZ) as well as 2015 'Benny' Award winner for Best Vocalist of the Year. Direen has worked under management of U.S talent management company 'Bear Grylls Ventures' and performed a guest spot on the Global Artist showcase at the CMA Festival in Nashville, Tennessee (the largest Country music festival in the world).
Late last year, Jody completed her first Australian tour with The Wolfe Brothers, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Christie Lamb, Troy Kemp and Canadian star Gord Bamford. She has opened for Kenny Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and most recently LeAnn Rimes and Scotty McCreery. Jody continues to tour New Zealand and Australia performing major festivals as well as smaller venues. Her current album "Shake Up" won the Tui Award for Best Country Album of the Year at the 2017 NZCMA’s.