GLADSTONE-born country musician Hayley Marsten will play alongside national and internationally known artists when she headlines a roots music festival next month.

Marsten will headline at Grass Roots Music Festival. They've described her as "an unapologetic, unstoppable force of talent and determination".

Marsten has just released her debut EP Even with the help of one of Australian country music's most famous families, The Chambers.

Recorded with a full band assembled by Bill Chambers, the EP was recorded in December last year at Foggy Mountain Studios, owned by son Nash Chambers. Taking inspiration from Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn and Kacey Musgraves, Marsten's lyrics are personal, honest with the perfect amount of sass.

Hayley Marsten launched her new EP to a full house at RG's on Saturday.
Hayley Marsten launched her new EP to a full house at RG's on Saturday. Mike Richards GLA110415EPLC

The lead single Storm in a D Cup, made it in the Top 40 country music charts earlier this year.

She told The Observer in September that she was currently working on releasing her first album.

Now living in Brisbane, the 21-year-old is kept busy between song writing, gigs and university study.

"I think for me what works the best in writing songs that I'm proud of is writing about stuff that I know," she said.

"I've experienced a lot of different things in the past year so it's just given me new inspiration and a new perspective growing as a person as well."

She will be joined by Brendan Radford, Tigerlilly, festival stalwart 8 Ball Aitken and Livi Robins at the Brisbane festival on November 1.

The festival

Free event.

Held on Sunday, November 1 from 11am - 5pm at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.

All ages, drug and alcohol free.

For information click here.



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