Australian Idol top 12 contender Kate Cook.
Australian Idol top 12 contender Kate Cook.

Homegrown clip for Kate Cook

COUNTRY singer Kate Cook returned to her hometown of Lowood for two days last month to shoot the film clip for her first single.

She was originally going to release the song, Make You Stay, before Christmas last year, but delayed its release so she could shoot the clip at her home town.

Written for her mother, who committed suicide when she was a teenager, Ms Cook said it was an emotional but fun shoot.

“We filmed it around Lowood and apart from myself, we had a few different mothers and daughters come down and act for the clip,” she said.

“So while it’s sad thinking about mum, having those families there made it a really beautiful experience.

“I think the scenery along with the song will make a good film clip, I just hope my fans think the same.”

The single is slated for release at the end of the month or early February, will the film clip will be released to Rage, Video Hits and The Country Music Channel at the same time.

But the former Coominya meatworker isn’t just sitting on her hands waiting for the song to be released – instead she has a busy schedule of gigs and song writing ahead.

Among them will be a performance at the Tamworth country music festival – a life long dream for the country girl – and a possible collaboration with Thirsty Merc guitarist Sean Carey in February.

“I’ve been working with Sean from Thirsty Merc recently and although it’s early stages, it’s pretty exciting so far,” she said.

“I’d like to do some more with him to see what we come up with and decide what’s going to happen there.

“Apart from that I’ll just be playing more shows and recording. It’s a pretty hectic schedule but I’ll try to fit in as much time with my friends and family as I can.”

With an album expected later in the year, along with another two sings and videos, Ms Cook admits she will have to get used to the busy lifestyle.

“It is hectic but I wouldn’t swap it for anything else at all,” she said.

“Working out in Coominya at the start of the year, I had no idea what was going to happen. It’s been a blur – such a crazy year for me.”

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