Caitlyn Shadbolt

Caitlyn Shadbolt, the girl from Gympie has been lauded by many as ‘one to watch’.

A finalist in the sixth season of The ‘X Factor’ Australia (2014), Caitlyn secured a recording deal with ABC MUSIC and released her debut album, Songs On My Sleeve (May 2017). Upon release, the album hit #1 on the ARIA Country Album 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 (held out of the top spot by Sam Hunt’s monster hit ‘Body Like A Backroad’). Caitlyn was recognised for her achievements by winning the CMC Award for Best New Artist, along with a nomination for Female Artist of the Year.

2020 saw Caitlyn release her sophomore album ‘Stages’ with hit singles including ‘Edge of the Earth’ & ‘Bones’. The album was co-produced by Stuart Stuart and Caitlyn herself, with all vocals and acoustic guitar being recorded in her make-shift home studio during lock down.

This year, Caitlyn embarks on an even bigger creative project – recording and producing her third record with partner Matt Smith in their newly built studio.