Jody Direen

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  Water Bar is proud to present:

~~~~~ JODY DIREEN ~~~~~

Head on down to the bar and definitely bring your dancing shoes! This 'Queen of Country' will fill your ears with her incredible sound and keep your feet stomping all night! Jody Direen definitely has a sound that will leave you wanting more!

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Often dubbed the 'Queen of Country' in her home country, Jody Direen hails from a small, mountainous alpine town in New Zealand called Wanaka. After a solid five years travelling between her home country, Australia and the USA touring, writing and recording, she signed with major record label, ABC Music. Direen has since had numerous Top 10 singles in both Australia and New Zealand. Recent singles Gimme the Beat peaked at #2 and Dirt Rich peaked at #4 on Country Radio in Australia. Gimme the Beat hit #1 on the New Zealand Heat Seekers chart and i-Tunes Country chart.

Direen 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, Direen completed her first Australian tour with The Wolfe Brothers, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Christie Lamb, Troy Kemp and Canadian star Gord Bamford. Jody has opened for Kenny Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and most recently LeAnn Rimes and Scotty McCreery. Direen 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 at the 2017 NZCMA's.  

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