Lucie Tiger is the embodiment of a Southern-infused, Country Rock singer and is fast becoming known as a unique songwriter and an up-and-coming artist to watch both in her home country, Australia, as well as internationally. Lucie’s self-penned songs stand out amongst the country music crowd, coloured with a hefty dose of good old Americana charm along with that time-honoured Blues tradition of a sting in the tail.
Following two USA tours (playing shows in Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksdale and New Orleans) and two EP releases, 2021 started off on an exceptional note with Lucie’s song ‘Gasoline’ winning Best Country Blues Song at the 2021 Tamworth Songwriting Association Awards announced in January.
Lucie’s first single for 2021, ‘Found My Home’, received notable acclaim in February, reaching #20 on the Music Network CountryTown Hot 50 chart and spent 13 weeks on the Nashville Music Row Breakout Top 80 Chart, reaching #50 - a great achievement for an independent debut single to radio on a chart populated by established artists on major labels.
Released in mid 2021, ‘Midnight Goodbye’ is a rock’n’rolling break-up song that peaked at #34 on the Music Network CountryTown Hot 50 chart and will be hitting the Nashville Music Row Breakout Chart imminently after being one of the ‘Most Added’ singles to country radio in its impact week.
Lucie’s current offering ‘Do Me Right’ is pure country rock, throwing it back to one of Lucie’s earliest influences. The guitar interplay and the traditional blues style chord progression is inspired by one of her favourite moments in musical history “when the Rolling Stones went country and laid down tracks in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - which is where this song was recorded too”, Lucie explains. Coupled with a music video depicting a reunion with a returning serviceman, Lucie wanted to capture “the feeling we’ve all had of wanting to reunite with our loved ones after long months of separation - either due to them being in the service, separated by the pandemic or for any other reason”. With the world slowly returning to normal after the last 18 months of upheaval, ‘Do Me Right’ signals that it’s “now time to get back together!”.
The song is an upbeat, fun take on Country Rock and draws on Lucie’s influences including late Sixties-era Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as more modern touches of RaeLynn and Miranda Lambert. The song was written independently by Lucie and features Lucie on rhythm guitar, Bob Wray on bass guitar (Ray Charles), Will McFarlane on guitar (Bonnie Raitt) and Justin Holder on drums (Jason Isbell, ShoalsFest). The single was produced by John Gifford III and mastered by Don Srygley, both of whom were GRAMMY nominated for Gregg Allman’s final album ‘Southern Blood’.
Sydney-based Lucie is gearing up for a trip to Tamworth to perform at the Country Music Festival in January 2022 and, rounding off a busy start to 2022, Lucie will be returning Stateside for her third USA tour in April.