Another Album Win For Kaylee Bell

Country music singer-songwriter Kaylee Bell’s Heart First won best album at the New Zealand Country Music Awards May 23 in Gore before a 5,000-strong crowd during a week-long celebration of country music.

The album by the 25-year old Australian-based act earlier won best country album at the NZ Music Awards.

Recorded Music NZ CEO Damian Vaughan described Bell as one of the most promising young New Zealand artists.

“With earnest lyrics and uplifting performances, Heart First is an outstanding example of the exceptional country music produced in New Zealand,” he said. Tami Neilson and Lyttelton-based Delaney Davidson’s “Whiskey & Kisses” won the gong for best country music song.