Abby Christo is a Kiwi with a Nashville heart, taking country music into a contemporary realm with pop sensibilities and tender, relatable songwriting.
In 2015, Christo appeared on X-Factor New Zealand as part of duo Mae Valley who went on to break the charts with their debut self titled EP. Mae Valley went on to play alongside global country megastars like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini.
In 2017, Christo spent two years finding her voice as a solo artist once again. During the hiatus, she penned what would become her debut single, 'Kiss Me Into Monday', earning over 1.3 million streams. "My music represents the real experiences I'm navigating in my twenties: The heartbreak, highlights, and reality checks," she says.
While the music industry came to a standstill during the pandemic, Christo spent the time steadily crafting her debut EP, set to release in 2022. Working with writers and producers from across the world, Christo went back to her DIY roots for the creative process. "I had to record vocals from my makeshift vocal booth - I stuffed the living room with pillows and blankets to block out the noise".
Fans can expect the EP to contain her most authentic music yet. She's also set to elevate her live show with the introduction of a full live band to her repertoire, with tour dates across the summer. Describing herself as a "heartbroken optimist", 2022 will see many more listeners will find solace and hope in Christo's country songs.