Brisbanite (Brisvegan? Where are we landing on that these days?) Anais is 17 years old and has already had a life-changing moment thanks to social media. After placing second in the Ekka Country Music Showdown, she posted a photo on Instagram and was noticed by producers Will and Michelle Gawley of Lighthouse Records in Nashville. Despite initially thinking their message was a joke, Anais soon found herself travelling to Tennessee between school terms to record her debut EP, Push Through.

Her new single from that EP is ‘To Our Home’ and it’s clear very quickly why Anais would have received the opportunity offered by the Gawleys: she has a well-developed country music voice and style. She’s already attended the CMAA Country Music Academy, and Tamworth festival goers can look our for her this coming January.

Listen to ‘To Our Home’ on YouTube.