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AWARD-WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER LUCIE DIAMOND - BIO
In February 2010 she won a major award in this year’s NCM Awards, for a
track released for the first time in the Christian & Gospel markets,
which hit number one in their charts earlier this year. Lucie was
invited to perform at the UK awards ceremony in February,
when she will collect her gong.
So far this year, Lucie has been busy writing and recording for the
follow-up to her multi-award winning CD “I Wanna Be Rich,” taking a
break from live shows after touring worldwide since summer of 2004.
Last year Lucie won two major awards at the UK Country Radio awards,
and had SIX nominations in the European CMA country music awards. With
her all-star band, she headlined the UK awards event at the Lakeside
venue in Surrey, UK and then the annual Country Music Messe in Berlin,
plus a storming debut appearance in Wales before heading off to
Nashville for her 4th trip to Music City in less than 2 years.
In 2008 she was on the road most of the year, touring the UK and Europe
with her band and her acclaimed acoustic show. Several dates sold out,
and her performances earned deserved standing ovations. Lucie headlined
several major festivals including the prestigious Visagino Country
Festival held in Lithuania in August - with her full UK band - to
50,000 people and on national TV to 4 million. Her set was then also
broadcast to many millions across the whole of the Baltic States a few
weeks after the concert.
Lucie’s show was also broadcast live on the national radio station to
at least 3 million people, and she was interviewed after her set too.
Her show went down so well with the audience and the festival
organisers, she was voted "Artist of the Year 2008" for being the best
artist of the entire festival - presented with a brand new Martin
guitar and case on stage by the President in front of 50,000 people
and the TV cameras - in a surprise move. In September last year, she
headlined a new festival in Chaumont, France to great acclaim.
Her 6th single release, the title track from her CD "I Wanna Be Rich"
spent several weeks at number 2 in the European chart. It gained
national BBC radio airplay late last year on Radio 2 from Bob Harris,
Johnnie Walker, Chris Evans’ drive-time show and described as
"excellent" by DJ Alex Lester. A sample of the song was also used in a
trail for Bob Harris' country show, live from the Americana Awards in
The last couple of years have been a whirlwind of record-breaking
success for Lucie, with the release of her hit album, "I Wanna Be
Rich," nominations for Album of the Year and several other categories,
number one hit singles in country charts around the world, front cover
features and rave reviews in International magazines, radio airplay in
up to 60 countries, several headline-hitting trips to Nashville and
acclaimed shows around the world attracting standing ovations.
Her profile and credibility also helped attract such legends as Delbert
McClinton and Albert Lee to her corner. In July 2007, Lucie became the
first British artist to headline to more than 45,000 people in France
at the biggest country festival in Europe, where she celebrated the
release of her debut album "I Wanna Be Rich" on the same day.
The UK-based singer-songwriter has toured and travelled to USA several
times, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Lithuania, Belgium, Dubai and
the Middle East, South Africa and Mozambique among other places. Lucie
and her band have performed to many, many thousands of people in the UK
and overseas, to glowing reviews - and many sold out shows.
She was appointed an Ambassador for the UK-based humanitarian
organisation the Mineseeker Foundation, and the South African-based
Sole of Africa, whose patrons include Nelson Mandela, Queen Noor of
Jordan, Sir Richard Branson, Lord Richard Attenborough and movie star
Brad Pitt. Lucie spent much of September and October 2007 in South
Africa and Mozambique on a fact-finding mission and filming several TV
documentaries for US and world-wide broadcast.
Despite her hectic touring and work schedule, Lucie always finds the
time to help causes close to her heart. As an extremely premature baby
herself, Lucie is a "celebrity supporter" for the national charity
BLISS, who are the main premature baby care charity in the UK. Earlier
this year, she was asked to “kiss off” a world record attempt for
Bliss, who staged the world’s longest human kiss chain at Smithfield
Market in London and got themselves into the Guinness Book of World
Records. Lucie was filmed by CNN , BBC, ITV and her photograph taken by
dozens of press photographers for major publications around the world.
In June 2007, she was invited by the prestigious Country Music
Association to fly to the USA and represent the UK at their annual
Global Artist Party, to kick off the CMA festival. Lucie's set
attracted many VIPs to see her show, and she won deserved rave reviews
from all those attending the full-house event in downtown Nashville.
Lucie was voted European Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the
Year, after she swept the boards at the annual European CMA country
music awards in Spain. Winning 3 of her 4 nominations - more awards
than any other artist and the sole Brit' to win an award - with Dolly
Parton just snatching the 4th, Lucie beat Dolly, Faith Hill and
Gretchen Wilson to win "Female Vocalist." Judges also decided she was
worthy of ECMA "Future Star" Award. Dolly even commented about Lucie’s
talent on her own US website.
In the 2008 awards, Lucie was the first artist to win the brand new
"ECMA Media Award" for her impressive International profile and the
"impact" her music has on a world stage and via the global media. She
was nominated in 6 categories, and was the sole British artist to win
anything. In distinguished company, Lucie was one of only three females
to win, along with US stars Carrie Underwood and Sheryl Crow. Legends
George Strait, Vince Gill and Brooks & Dunn also scooped awards.
Lucie made history by being the very first artist to hit the number one
spot in all 3 Hotdisc country charts at the same time - and stayed
there for 2 weeks. She spent 8 consecutive weeks at number one in the
British country artist chart and won the Hotdisc Single of the Year
award - presented to her at the sold-out UK Country Radio Awards in
February 2008, where she and her band also headlined. Lucie also won
the coveted Presenters' Award for sheer volume of nominations for her
album "I Wanna Be Rich."
Described as "a cross between LeAnn Rimes and Joss Stone" by the UK's
biggest-selling daily newspaper The Sun, who also call Lucie "The UK's
number one country music export."
The stunning 5' 2", blonde vocal powerhouse and songwriter has more
than made her mark on the global map, since blasting onto the
international country music scene at the start of 2005, with her
headline-grabbing debut single, “That’s What I Like About You”,
featuring Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee.
A huge hit on country radio world-wide, spending an (unbeaten) record
10 consecutive weeks at number 1 in the British country chart and
reaching number 5 in the prestigious European CMA chart.
In just 2 years, she scored 5 major hits in the main European CMA
country chart and airplay in up to 60 countries. Norway’s Arly Karlsen
dueted on Lucie's first number one record. Rock and roll stars The Jets
played on her 4th single - also a European chart topper.
Lucie Diamond is the ONLY British artist to have 2 consecutive number
ones in the main European country chart.
Lucie wowed audiences in the UK, USA, Denmark, Norway and Berlin in
2005 & 2006. In April 2006 she won new fans when she opened for Live
Aid star Paul Young, at his request, at a sold-out London show. She met
up with Paul again recently, when they were both guests at the
star-studded summer wedding of a mutual artist-friend.
In May 2006, she visited Nashville for the first time and was
overwhelmed with the response to her live shows. Lucie also wrote with
some big name songwriters for her debut CD, was in big demand from the
media and was asked to give private showcase acoustic performances to
magazines, radio stations, record labels and major music business
executives. She also performed an emotional private show to the
children, parents and staff at the Vanderbilt hospital.
Lucie revisited the USA in October and into November 2006. She was
invited to make a 2nd visit to the world famous Bluebird Cafe, to sing
her own songs - along with many more prestigious gigs in Music City
that month. All very well attended, thanks to major press and media
coverage of her visit, inc the State's national 'paper The Tennessean.
Lucie's management arranged a private "by invitation only" industry
showcase for music biz VIPs, at the prestigious Nashville venue 12th &
Porter, following requests by record labels and Music Row executives
after her sizzling Nashville debut in May.
Platinum-selling country star Jason Aldean loaned Lucie his full band
for the showcase set, and a US film crew captured the event for a
global broadcast which included an after-show interview with Lucie.
Over 150 music industry VIPs, including 11 record labels were in
attendance and Lucie won a standing ovation and rave reviews.
She was back in Nashville in May and June 2007, by invitation of the
powerful CMA for their Global Artist Party - snapped up after they
spotted Lucie at her own showcase the year before. A record attendance
for the CMA event and "house full" signs went up early. Representing
the UK, Lucie was the only female artist on a bill with 7 male country
artists from Australia and Canada, to a triumphant response. She was
backed by Pam Tillis' band.
Lucie also recorded her latest songs on that US visit, to finish off
her long-awaited debut CD "I Wanna Be Rich," songs co-written with some
of the biggest names in that town on previous trips. Of the 12 tracks
on "I Wanna Be Rich," Lucie co-wrote 4 of them. The haunting ballad "I
Wish I Could Rewrite The Ending," based on a true story from Lucie's
life in the UK countryside, (co-written with Rachel Thibodeau who
penned a current hit for Martina McBride) was released as a single in
January 2008. Lucie also wrote "Read My Lips" with UK writer Catherine
Rushton. "My Ex True Love" with Bat McGrath, who writes for Kenny
Rogers and Wynonna Judd among other big country stars. "Don't Mess Me
Up," with Nashville writer Brent Anderson who is signed to Garth
Brooks' management, Major Bob Publishing.
The highlight of her time in the studio on Music Row was a duet with
Grammy winner Delbert McClinton, track 7 on her CD. Delbert having
previously joined superstars Tanya Tucker, Martina McBride and Bonnie
Raitt on duets. Lucie, the only Brit’ to ever duet with Delbert on
record, also co-wrote with Delbert on her most recent trip to Nashville
last year, and he also turned up at one of her shows to show support.
"Lucie Diamond is a breath of fresh air, like a cool breeze on a
parched face. She’s an amazingly talented beautiful young woman. She
can’t miss! Her debut album is a piece of magic, and I'm happy to be a
part of it."
Delbert McClinton - July 2007
In summer 2007, she was once again in demand from the media, including
a BBC Radio interview live from Nashville to the UK, which included 2
live songs sung by Lucie and accompanied by her top Music City acoustic
And while in the USA in June ‘07, she revisited the world famous
Bluebird cafe for her 3rd show there - this time as guest of legendary
songwriter Kent Blazy (If Tomorrow Never Comes etc with Garth Brooks.)
This time a "standing room only" appearance. Her latest trip to
Nashville in February 2008, saw the "sold out" signs outside The
Bluebird Cafe, when Lucie appeared there, again at the request of Mr
Lucie went back into the recording studio earlier this year (‘09) to
start work on songs for her next album. She will soon be flying back to
USA to write new songs for her CD project, with some major league
songwriters and is already working with big name UK writers.
While this year has been a time for Lucie to re-charge her batteries
after the last few years of non-stop touring and promotion for her CD,
and she has now begun writing and recording her new album, next year
will be a BIG year for Lucie Diamond. 2010 will see the release of her
long-awaited new CD, headline UK and overseas tours in her own right
and opening for major artists. Plus; hopefully some of the songs Lucie
has written will be released by several US stars - who have those songs
on hold right now - and her career will zoom much further up the ladder
of success that she quite rightly deserves.
Lucie’s profile is truly global, with radio airplay in up to 60
countries, and her existing impressive global fan-base is amazing for
an independent artist without the backing and power of a major label
behind her. She is heading for half a million hits on her Myspace site
- currently around 435,000 hits on her profile - and hundreds of plays
of her music on that site every day from around the world.
Country Music People magazine - Live Reviews - March 2008
Although her debut CD is amongst my favourites, I’d never seen Lucie
Diamond live before and, wow, what a performance she gave in Camberley!
(UK Country Radio Awards.)
This lady has class and a contemporary act that can hold its own with
the best of the American scene. She has terrific stage presence and a
finely tuned band of top notch musicians.
Trust me, Ms Diamond is going to be a big star................
David Allan (Ex BBC 2 and BBC Radio 2 presenter) - Country Music People
* Ambassador for the Mineseeker Foundation & The Sole Of Africa
* Celebrity supporter for BLISS - UK's National Premature Baby Care
* A pro member of NSAI (Nashville Song Writers Association
* A Sterling member of the CMA.
With a great voice, great looks and a definite talent for song writing,
we need to support a British artist that is certainly capable of taking
on the Martina’s and Faith’s of this world. If you only buy one pure
country album this year, buy this one.
Maverick magazine - August 2007
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 14 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available: