Growing up with solar power on 100 acres of subtropical rainforest in northern NSW, no TV or radio - just the natural sounds of the bush, Renee learnt to sing as a way of entertaining herself.
Renee was a lead soloist with The Ten Sopranos, for over five years before returning to her Country roots to combine stunning vocals with heartfelt songs.
Renee won the 2017 TSA APRA/AMCOS New Songwriter of the Year Award, a multi-finalist in the Songsalive Song Comp 2017 and 2019; and a multi-finalist in the 2017 & 2019 ASA Awards.
December 2017, Renee released a cheeky naughty but nice Christmas song ‘My Man in Red’ which reached over 182,000 views across social media platforms and was played on rotation on CMC over the xmas period.
Renee's first commercial single from her debut EP 'Don't Say It (If You Don't Mean It)’ released early 2018, racked up over 105,000 views across social media platforms within the first two months and was featured across a number of community radio stations throughout Australia.
Renee’s recent single ‘Butterflies’ released April 2019, reached number 5 on the Australian Country iTunes chart and was played across community radio, including Kix.
A duet recorded with country artist Benny Allen, was released to radio September 2019 and is also currently being played across community radio stations around Australia.
Renee’s next single Blame it on the Wine is being released on November 4th 2019 and will be distributed digitally through Social Family Records.
A career defining experience for Renee was performing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, during Americana festival in 2017. Being a prolific songwriter, Renee has been accepted into Nashville based SongTown’s advanced mentoring group The Edge Group which has provided her with opportunities to pitch directly to publishers & song pluggers in Nashville, as well as co-write with talented songwriters all over the world and receive mentoring from #1 Billboard hit songwriters and music publishers.
Renee has co-written songs with hit songwriters such as Marty Dodson (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, George Strait), Jason Duke (Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini) & Marti Dodson (Saving Jane, Luke Bryan).
In her spare time, Renee is a volunteer radio presenter on 2RRR 88.5 FM’s ‘My Kind of Country’ show with Leonie McClure, and finds it incredibly rewarding to give back to the country music community by supporting other artists, as well as by exposing a broader audience to all that country music has to offer.
Renee was a Semi-finalist in the 2018 Gympie Muster Talent Quest and a grand finalist in the Todays Country 94one Brand New Star search 2019.
Renee has previously been mentored by Jasmine Rae; and she currently receives mentoring from both Amber Lawrence and Hayley Jensen and songwriting mentoring from Allan Caswell & Roger Corbett. In addition, attending the DAG Songwriting Retreat in 2017, 2018 & 2019 has also given Renee the opportunity to be mentored by and co- write with award winning artists such as Felicity Urquhart, Luke O’Shea, Aleyce Simmonds, Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett, Jeremy Edwards and Jen Mize.
“I predict Renee will be one of the next big things in Australian Country Music”
- Country As - All Things Country