Country star from Dundee to launch new album at local concert tonight

Country music star Laura McGhee will launch her new album in Monifieth today.

The violinist and songwriter, who was born in the Angus town, has been based in Nashville, Tennessee, since 2010 and today’s concert will be the first time in three years she has performed “on home soil”.

Laura’s album, Life is Bigger Than a Dream, was released following last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign and was inspired by her Angus homeland.

The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Mike Loudermilk, who has worked with top country artists including Chet Atkins, Crystal Gayle and Tracy Lawrence.

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy – who has played with artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash – performed harmonica and vibraphone on the album.

Laura said: “Things are going really well on the run-up to the show.

“I am very excited as this will be the first time in three years that I have performed my own material on home soil.

“I’m so excited to be launching the album in Monifieth because these songs have been close to my heart for a while.

“The album is going really well. I’ve had several great reviews.”

Doors for tonight’s show, at Monifieth Theatre, open at 7pm.