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One of New Zealand's most accomplished country music artists, available for live events and festivals.

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Sally Burgess is one of the most accomplished country artists to leave New Zealand.  


Born in Tasmania, Sally spent most of her life in New Zealand. In 1994, Sally moved to Nashville, TN before returning to live in Tauranga, New Zealand in 2019.


Having entertained in Tamworth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide (Australia), many places within New Zealand, on the Grand Ole Opry, Midnight Jamboree and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, she firmly believes that dreams really do come true. Life is very busy. But then, that is how she likes it.

While in New Zealand, she became both N.Z.C.M.A COUNTRY MUSIC ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR and SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR. One person winning both titles has never been done before or since - Sally won them both in the same year. She won almost every major Country Music award New Zealand had to offer. It was then that she decided to move to Nashville, TN in the United States to widen her horizons.


Sally has succeeded in a number of competitions since moving to Nashville, including becoming a finalist in the "Silver Star Awards" twice. She has recorded a total 8 CDs, the latest being released in 2012. Titled “Reach for the Rhythm”, it was recorded in Nashville with the ‘Hot Club of Nashville’.  




North American Country Music Association, International

New Zealand Country Music Association

  • Female Entertainer of the Year

  • Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Duo of the Year

  • Traditional Group of the Year

  • Album of the Year

    • Lost And Found (2000)

    • Monticello Moon (2002)

    • Where Eagles Fly (2004)

    • All Of This And More (2005)

  • Entertainer of the Year

  • Songwriter of the Year

New Zealand Entertainers and Operators Association

  • Rising Star Award (Runner Up)

New Zealand Professional Country
Music Recording Industry

Silver Star Awards - Nashville, TN

  • Finalist - 2014

  • Finalist - 2012

  • New Female Country Vocalist


  • Guest Appearance on the "Grand Ole Opry" - Nashville, TN

  • Twice Competed on stage at the "Ryman Auditorium" (the original Grand Ole Opry) - Nashville, TN  (See Gallery)

  • Guest Appearance on "Midnite Jamboree" with George Hamilton IV and Joe Edwards (from the Grand Ole Opry) at Ernest Tubb Store, Broadway, Nashville, TN  (See Gallery)

  • Recurring guest at the "Bay of Islands Country Rock Music Festival" in Northland, New Zealand  (See Gallery)

  • Featured guest at the "Bay of Islands Jazz/Blues Festival" in New Zealand 

  • Appeared twice at the "Tamworth Country Music Festival" in Australia

  • Featured artist on the "John McSweeney" shows in Brisbane, Australia

  • Guest appearances on the "Jonnie Russell" and "Bob Howe" shows in clubs in Sydney, Australia

  • Formed a very busy working band called "Sally Burgess & Southern Knights" appearing in many venues around Auckland, New Zealand



Ryman and BoI
Midnite Jamboree
Hot Club



Use the form to submit an inquiry on booking Sally for an event or for other general inquiries. Use the number to TEXT ONLY for casual inquiries. Follow Sally on social media using the links below.


Phone (NZ):  021 083 31834

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