X-Factor star Caitlyn Shadbolt to light up the Fraser Coast

IT IS rare for pop-country singer and former X Factor contestant Caitlyn Shadbolt to land a gig so close to home, but the Gympie-born performer will bring her globally heard talents to the Maryborough Sports Club on Saturday night.

The 20-year-old artist showed off her talents on our television screens in 2014 and said she was excited to bring her music back to the Fraser Coast.

"I've done a couple of shows in Maryborough and Bundaberg before," Caitlyn said. "The people are so supportive of live music and touring acts and always come up buy a CD and make an effort."

Caitlyn has recently stepped off the plane after meeting with 25 musicians and songwriters from across the globe for a writing workshop.

STAR QUALITY: Country music singer Caitlyn Shadbolt performs tomorrow night in Maryborough.
STAR QUALITY: Country music singer Caitlyn Shadbolt performs tomorrow night in Maryborough. Barry Alsopcontributed

Caitlyn will be bringing some of her never-before-heard tracks, which she wrote in Bali, to the sports club this weekend.

"We wrote a bunch of songs together and created some great pieces," she said.

"So I'll be testing those songs out on the crowd."

Caitlyn's show will be backed by a full band, which the artist said would give the gig a fuller sound and feel.

"I hope people have a fun time and see that country music as a genre is so broad and still so great to go and watch," she said.

Caitlyn's performance will kick off at 8pm. Tickets cost $20 and are available for pre-sale or at the door.

Caitlyn Shadbolt

Has released a self-titled EP since appearing on X Factor in 2014

Awarded a scholarship to play at the CMA festival in Nashville, USA, later this year