A small town girl with big potential; Caitlyn Shadbolt has been lauded as ‘one to watch’. At just 22 years of age, Caitlyn has achieved significant milestones in her relatively short career. Since coming 5th on the national reality TV show ‘X Factor’ in 2014, Caitlyn has since released a self titled EP and most recently, her debut album ‘Songs On My Sleeve’ (May 2017).
With co-writes on every track, Caitlyn has successfully injected her personality into this album, writing about all things love and the aftermath of not so successful relationships.
“I decided to call this album ‘Songs On My Sleeve’ because as a songwriter, each song starts from something personal. When I listen to this album now, it’s like I’m going back through my diary and reading all the memories and moments over the last few years.”
The creation of ‘Songs On My Sleeve’, saw Caitlyn venture to all parts of the world, including Bali, LA & Nashville. Caitlyn collaborated with some of the worlds best songwriters & producers including M-Phazes (Eminem), John Alaiga (John Mayer), Liz Rose (Taylor Swift) and Aussies, Morgan Evans, Brooke McClymont, Kylie Sackley & Phil Barton. The album was recorded in Brisbane by acclaimed producer, Andrew Cochrane (The Veronicas).
Upon release of the album, this Gympie girl’s creation hit #1 on the ARIA Country Album chart, #1 iTunes Country Album chart and impacted the Top 10 on iTunes Main/All Genre chart.
The first single, ‘My Break Up Anthem’, held the #1 National Country Airplay Chart for over 8 consecutive weeks and became the 2nd most played song on Country Radio in 2017 (held out of the top spot only by Sam Hunt’s monster hit). Caitlyn’s second single, ‘Bad’, impacted the Top 5 National Country Airplay chart and was performed at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards 2017.
As we enter 2018, Caitlyn launches into the year with a new single, more touring, and more accolades & nominations under her belt.