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Country artist to release Cowboys Can’t Outrun

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Bundaberg country musician Keely Ellen is gearing up to release her newest single, Cowboys Can't Outrun.

Bundaberg singer-songwriter Keely Ellen is set to release her highly anticipated new single, Cowboys Can't Outrun, on June 7.

Produced by Benjy Pocock, the song showcases Keely's exceptional songwriting skills, honed through her collaboration with Aussie ex-pat, Nashville-based songwriter Katrina Burgoyne.

Apple Music has added it to the Aussie Country playlist hot off the press.

The single, co-written over Zoom a couple of years ago, began with a striking lyric that Keely had penned: ‘wildflowers can’t be tamed by picket fences’.

This poignant line became the foundation for Cowboys Can't Outrun, a song about a country boy known for being trouble and the singer telling him two can play that game.

“I had little bits written down for a song I wanted to write, but it was that lyric that stood out,” Keely said.

“This song is a fictional situation, but it's such an inspiration to work with Katrina. She is so talented and really has a way with words.

“Despite the crazy time difference – sometimes writing at 8 or 9 pm my time – it's always amazing to work with her.”

Keely's collaboration with Katrina Burgoyne came through a recommendation from fellow musician Sammy White, and together they have crafted three songs.

“I was looking for some people to write with, and Sammy recommended Katrina,” the 17-year-old said.

“The dream is to release as many songs as I can.”

Hearing her songs on the radio and playing at festivals are among Keely's aspirations.

“I want more people to hear my music and enjoy it,” she said.

Keely regularly performs gigs in the Bundaberg area, and also has Country on Keppel on July 12-14 after winning the Green Brothers Peter Blundell Memorial Talent Search last year.

She is a finalist in the Gympie Music Muster Talent Search Junior Section, and will be attending the Gympie Song Muster in June and the SHE Songwriting Retreat on Great Keppel Island in July which is dedicated to empowering female Australian songwriters.

Take a listen to her newest single here.

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