Rising Yanderra country music star Jemma Beech is preparing for a special homecoming.
Ms Beech will return to Wollondilly to launch her debut album That’s Just Me at Picton’s George IV Inn on Sunday, October 21.
The 25-year-old released That’s Just Me last month and has already peaked at number one on the iTunes Country Music Chart.
The album also cracked the top 20 on the ARIA Country Music Album Charts.
Ms Beech, who now lives in Western Australia, said she was thrilled with her debut album’s success but couldn’t wait to return home next weekend.
Ms Beech said the George IV was the ideal venue to launch her album.
“That’s Just Me is made up of who I am and where I have come from,” she said.
“It's only right and honourable to launch my album in Wollondilly in front of my friends and family.”
Ms Beech began writing and recording That’s Just Me in 2015.
She recorded the album with producer Rusty Cook and co-wrote four songs with her friends Jake Sinclair and Luke Austin.
Ms Beech said That’s Just Me was a “long time coming” but she had received great feedback about the album.
“I don’t like to rush things because you never know what can pop up out of the blue and provide a challenge,” she said.
“The reaction has been fantastic. Plenty of people have been sharing Facebook posts about the album or messaging me to say congratulations.
Ms Beech also filmed her first music video earlier this year for the album’s track, I’m A Girl.
The Yanderra singer filmed the video with director Jay Seeney and Blacklist Production House in Picton and at K-Ranch Arena.
“I’ve always dreamed about having my own album and music clip – I’ve finally achieved that,” she said.
Ms Beech’s music journey began when she was 15 years old. Her family traveled west for Ms Beech to perform at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“It was a significant part of my life and that’s when I decided I would invest my life in music,” she said.
“Ten years later, I can’t believe I’ve now released my debut album.”
Ms Beech said it had been a whirlwind five weeks since releasing That’s Just Me on September 7.
“I’ve had so many radio interviews to promote the album since then,” she said.
“I’ve also been busy working up in the mines in Pilbara in Western Australia.
“I decided to move away from home this year to earn some money while also being able to play music.”
Ms Beech said she looked forward to returning to Wollondilly for her album launch.
The event will be held at George IV Inn on October 21 from 1pm. Copies of That’s Just Me will be available at the launch.
“It’s going to a huge day and I can’t wait,” Ms Beech said.
For more information, visit Jemma Beech’s Facebook page.