2009 has been a stellar year for Southland musician Annah Mac.
Her first single has been released after signing an exclusive four-album deal with Sony BMG.
Focus has played around the country with it featuring in the Top 20 on the Juice TV charts.
“We all had high hopes it would be well received and so far so good,” she says.
The 18-year-old Waikawa women moved to Auckland at the start of 2009 to pursue a music career.
Annah was quickly in the limelight when Sony decided to feature her song Home on the Great New Zealand Songbook, alongside Dave Dobbyn, The Exponents and Bic Runga.
This then lead to her signing a recording contract with Sony BMG.
She now plans on enjoying some quality time with her family over the Christmas break.
“I plan to relax with family before the recording begins,” she says.
Recording the remaining tracks for her first studio album will begin in January and she will be working with American producer Brady Blade.
The album release date is May with a national tour planned.
“The future looks good, the plans we have for 2010 are very exciting.”
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