“Ireland’s undisputed Queen of Country Music.” Hot Press Magazine
With special guests ASHLEY CAMPBELL, THOR JENSEN and NIALL MCCABE
Following a thirty-year hiatus from the recording studio, in October 2023 Sandy releases a long awaited new album in tandem with her self-penned life story, ‘In My Own Words’, published by O’Brien Press. The autobiography covers the ups and downs of the singer’s life in her own endearingly honest voice.
“It was my pleasure to sing with my favourite female artist, Sandy Kelly. In America, she has been Ireland’s greatest ambassador. She won the hearts of everyone who saw her.” Johnny Cash
The album, ‘Leaving It All Behind’, was recorded at what was Johnny Cash’s personal studio ‘Cash Cabin’ in Nashville and produced by five time Grammy Award winning producer, John Carter Cash, alongside Sandy’s son, Willie and an A-list Nashville session band. Twelve tracks, traversing the lines of classic country and contemporary folk, including re-cut acoustic versions of Sandy’s duets with Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, ‘Woodcarver’ and ‘Against The Wind’, the latter featuring Marty Stuart as a guest musician. As well as a duet with Mike Hanrahan of Stockton’s Wing. ‘Leaving It All Behind’ is a legacy album which will confirm Sandy’s position at the apex of the European country music ladder.