Wanaka singer Jody Direen will perform alongside three American superstars in Australia next month.
Direen has been selected to perform at the three-day country music festival CMC Rocks the Hunter with country star Toby Keith, American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler, and Redneck Woman star Gretchen Wilson.
The South Island songstress was included in the festival lineup after her single Loud shot to No 1 on the iTunes country charts.
CMC Rocks the Hunter takes place at the Hope Estate winery, north of Sydney, between March 14 and 16.
- The Southland Times