Shea Fisher Celebrates Her First #1
"Everyday Girl" Shea Fisher is this week
celebrating her first #1 hit.
Her current single, 'Just The Excuse', is #1 on this week's CMC
'Just The Excuse' sits alongside Keith Urban, Kasey Chambers,
Chicks and Alison Krauss on the The Music Network's COUNTRY HOT
National Country Airplay chart.
Country Music Radio (CMR) also has it at #17 this week and the
is up. In addition to the fantastic support from country
media outlets, 'Just
The Excuse' has also been added to several regional pop radio
"I'm absolutely thrilled that CMC and radio
have responded so well to
'Just The Excuse' with all the airplay it has received. I can't
enough for their support," said Shea.
And there's plenty more to look forward to from Shea as she
introduce herself to new fans across Australia.
Her next single, 'Cowgirl In My Jeans' goes to country radio on
Shea Fisher's debut album 'Everyday Girl' is out now through ABC
Music/Warner Music Australia
SHEA FISHER IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW
For media enquiries contact: Emma Lindsay, Publicist
Shea singing a few songs at the cd
signing (Photo Courtesy of Garth Birch)
Shea with Garth Birch
St Marys owners and kids with Shea
(Photo Courtesy of Garth Birch)
Shea Fisher was born in Portland Victoria in April 1988. She’s the
daughter of Australian bull riding and bareback riding champion
Eddie Fisher and barrel racing champion Joanne Fisher. Shea
started to ride and compete in rodeos at the age of 3 when she
entered her first barrel race and for the next few years the
Fisher family travelled Australia competing in rodeo competitions.
At the age of seven Shea won her first junior barrel race against
18 year olds and in 1997 she won her first National Rodeo
Association Junior Barrel Racing title.
In March 1998, Shea and her family moved over to the United States
of America where her father Eddie Fisher was competing in the Bud
Light Cup tour and the PBR bull rides. He was ranked in the top 45
bull riders in the world. When they first moved over to the US
they lived in New Mexico on a ranch not far from Roswell. Living
on the ranch in New Mexico was a fantastic experience for Shea.
Learning to drive a truck at the age of 9, mustering and branding
cattle every week, and attending a small country school in Elida
for half the year was just a small part of the experience. Shea
lived the true cowgirl life.
The family then moved to Bellville, Texas and Shea began to
compete in Texas Youth Rodeo Association events. She won the
Junior Barrel Racing Championship, Goat Tying Championship, All
Round Championship and was runner up in the Pole Bending and
Breakaway Roping Championships.
Shea first became interested in country music whilst living in
America. She always loved to sing but it wasn’t until then that
she decided that country was truly her style of music.
In 1999 Eddie Fisher was working his way up the world standings,
collecting big prize winning cheques each weekend until he badly
broke his arm during a routine rodeo bull ride. After Eddie’s
misfortune, the Fisher family decided to return back home to
In 2000 Shea was back at school on the Sunshine Coast in
Queensland and began competing again on the Australian rodeo
circuits, making it to the National Finals Rodeo in 2001 for
Junior Barrel Racing and Junior Breakaway Roping. Shea first began
to start getting into singing and performing in 2001and began
singing the National Anthem at professional rodeos including the
National Finals Rodeo in addition to competing in the events.
Shea won her first major talent quest at the 2003 Mud Bulls and
Music Festival. In 2004 she was accepted into Camerata, the
country music college in Tamworth where she learnt a lot about the
art of performing and then went on to be a Grand Finalist in the
Gympie Muster Talent Search later that year.
- Shea continued to compete at rodeos
but also began performing shows afterwards at major rodeo events
at Longreach and Mt. Isa. In 2004 she also made it to the APRA
national finals rodeo in the Junior Breakaway and Barrel Race, and
was the first girl ever in history to make it to the APRA National
Finals in the Steer Ride. Throughout 2004, Shea was the only girl
competing in the steer ride all year but was as tough as any boy.
Luckily she had the expert help of her Australian champion father
Shea would practice on a bucking machine during the week then on
the weekend ride to win! She continued to balance Year 12 and her
rodeo success into 2005 where she became the Australian
Professional Rodeo Association Junior Barrel Racing Champion on
her horse Jet, All Round Junior Champion and a national finalist
in the Ladies Open Breakaway at only the age of 17.
At the 2006 Tamworth Festival Shea performed several shows with
her band, this included a couple of shows at the Australian
Bushman’s Campdraft & Rodeo Association (ABCRA) National Finals
Shea supported Steve Forde & The Flange on the National 2006 Rowdy
& Loud Tour while managing to fly to America to record her debut
album in Nashville Tennessee. She also performed for the first
time at the Deni Ute Muster before returning to the ABCRA National
Finals Rodeo stage in Tamworth in early 2007.
In April 2007 and at the age of just 19, Shea signed a record deal
with ABC Music and will release her debut album, titled “Everyday
Girl” on July 14, 2007. At the announcement, Tim Holland (Manager,
Country Music Label – ABC Music) said, “Shea is most definitely a
star in the making. She brings a really fresh and exciting
approach to country music. She’s a country girl at heart with a
great story but like other young woman from the country these
days, she’s very aware of what’s going on around the world and you
can see this in the way she conducts herself. She’ll be a great
role model for her young fans and she’s a dynamic performer who
just keeps getting better and better.”
Shea is a dynamic performer with a great voice, Shea's gorgeous,
gutsy and has a unique story. Her debut album, Everyday Girl,
showcases her fresh approach to country music.
The eleven track album features Shea's debut single, Just The
Excuse - a youthful upbeat country-pop track with a positive
message for all ages. The other tracks, co-written with Steve
Forde, include a mix of catchy country-pop and ballads which
reflect Shea's diverse and vivacious approach to life.
"From a young age, I've just naturally worn a lot of different
'hats'; there's the songwriter and performer, the rodeo chick, the
beach girl and then I'm also a normal teenager who just wants to
have a good time with my mates", says Shea. "It has been such an
incredible journey so far, and I know this is only the beginning".
Shea Fisher’s debut album “Everyday Girl” will be released on July
7, 2007 through ABC Music/Warner Music Australia
For more information contact;
Emma Lindsay at Warner Music on +612 9950 1500 or
or your local Warner Music representative
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