It may only be February but it’s already been a big year for Nowra’s Emma Jene.
The 20-year-old country music singer shone at the Tamworth Country Music Festival recently.
She was awarded the 2018 Best Female Vocalist of the Year for her latest single, ‘A girl needs her Daddy's love’.
Emma Jene also picked up a gold medallion Media Award for Female Vocalist of NSW 2019 Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia, and the Best New Talent 2RRR Award.
It’s not the first time the former Nowra High School student has performed at the nation’s biggest country music festival, but it was one of the most successful.
“Tamworth has been incredible for the last five years but this year really topped the cake,” Emma Jene said.
“I had over 11 shows and the fans were fantastic. I nearly sold out of my merchandise for this festival.”
The former Nowra High School student is now busily working on a new album to be released later this year.
“2019 is going to be a fantastic year," she said.
“I’ve got a few surprises that I’ll be working on with the local council and a new album going to hit late 2019, with a sneak peak in April 2019.”