Recorded Music NZ Best Country Artist Award

Congratulations to Jenny Mitchell, 2019 winner of RMNZ's 'Tui' / Best Country Music Artist Award for her alblum 'Wildfires'.

Jenny Mitchell 'Tui Award' Winner 2019


Jenny Mitchell’s winning album, Wildfires, proves that she is an artist who is not afraid to create music that follows no trends or genre expectations. 

After months of crowd funding and years of writing, Wildfires hit #1 on the NZ iTunes Alternative Charts within a week of its release.

Mitchell’s versatility and storytelling is rapidly capturing fans across the globe. She’s comfortable with a country twang or softly spoken ballad, and despite her eclectic influences Wildfires is a smooth narrative that’s equal parts heartbreaking and life affirming. Recorded by an all-Australian cast, with award winning producer Matt Fell at the helm, the album has always been destined for success with the likes of Shane Nicholson (acoustics), Glen Hannah (electric guitar), Luke Moller (fiddle) and Josh Schuberth (percussion & drums) supporting the journey.

With songs wrapped in wisdom & wit, Wildfires will take each listener through a journey of the bittersweet tang of leaving home, the fragility of first love and the importance of family.

Jenny, congratulations from Recorded Music New Zealand and the New Zealand Songwriter's Trust!  


Click here to listen to Jenny's winning album Wildfires

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The three finalists for the 2019 Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist Award were: (in no particular order)

Jamie McDell for the album 'Extraordinary Girl'

•  Jenny Mitchell for the album 'Wildfires'

Tami Neilson for the album 'Sassafrass!'


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