Country duo 'partying it up'

COUNTRY Music Channel star duo Baylou are ready to kick up their high-heeled boots and celebrate the festive season with their fans at Rooty Hill RSL.

The duo, Victoria and Barb Baillie, will sing songs from their new album, Go to Hell & I Love You, as well as their favourite Christmas carols during the Paul Costa and Baylou Christmas Party on Thursday, December 19.

Barb said Rooty Hill audiences could expect to have "lots of fun".

"Well it's definitely going to be a Christmas party," Barb said.

"We will be partying it up on-stage with the talented Paul Costa, singing songs from our new album and some Christmas favourites."

The talented sisters have recently returned home after performing at the 2013 CMA Global Artist Party in Nashville.

The music festival was held in June and included 20 country artists from seven countries performing over two days to country music fans.

Barb said the atmosphere at the music festival was "amazing".

"It's like Tamworth on steroids," she said.

"We spent a lot of time just taking it all in."

Last year the duo spent three months working on their album in Nashville with top country music writers.

"It's a pretty inspiring place to go to and enjoy the country music scene in the States," Barb said.

"One of the song writers that we got to work with was Eric Paslay. He's written songs for bands like Lady Antebellum and the Eli Young Band.

"He was just an amazing person to write with." To add to their success as a duo, the sisters have forged noteworthy solo careers.

Victoria won a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent at the 2010 Country Music Awards of Australia.

While Barb has played on tours with leading artists including Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole and Troy Cassar-Daley.

Barb said the reason why the sisters decided to join forces was to promote each other's strengths.

"It was just the right time," she said.

"Victoria is very business minded and I guess I bring the musicality to the group."

Next year the sisters hope to take their music to more places around Australia and write new material.

Tickets: $5 (members), $12 (visitors).

■ Details: 9625 5500 or rootyhillrsl.com.au.

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