Kay Cook-Abbott

Kay has been singing country music since she was 18 years, and has worked with several local bands, covering songs from artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Billie Jo Spears and Kittie Wells.

She put her music career on hold to raise her family, but returned to performing, when she joined forces with guitarist and steel player Mick Hearn to form the duo Fates Right Hand, mainly covering 50s and 60s music, but with some added country thrown in for good measure.

The duo recorded all their own backing music, to which Kay also added backing and harmony vocals. Kay found she enjoyed the recording side of the music, and so started to record herself singing both covers and original songs independently.

In 2019, Kay recorded the song 'I Only See You' which she posted online and her version was then sent to the songwriter Ginny Peters in New Zealand. Ginny loved what Kay had done with the song and she offered Kay further songs to record, which included 'How Many lights Do I Have to Shine', a song that had never been previously released, and 'It's Alright'. All three songs were released by Kay early 2020, and have received airplay on indie radio stations in the UK, USA, Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and have been placed in the top 20 on several radio stations charts.

2020 was been a busy year for Kay. In July, Kay joined forces with Nashville songwriter Jim Colyer, and has recorded a number of his songs which appear on her new album which was released in October (see below). She also signed as an artist with the Country Roads Records label, and became a member and local representative of the International Singer and Songwriter Association (ISSA).

Feb. 20, 2021

The Georgia Songbirds Weekly Top 10 Countdown Week 31

14 independent artists. Each week we will have a top 10 plus new songs to try and break into that top 10 this week's artists are …

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