Cass Hopetoun stumbled upon her talent for song when a friend “dragged her along to the choir” as a young student in
Sydney’s Blue Mountains. She learned piano, took singing lessons and idolised Delta Goodrem but the song writing of Dolly
Parton and Brandy Clark soon became her driving influences.
2020 was a breakthrough year for Cass. In January she won the Tamworth Songwriter’s Association talent quest before
releasing her debut single ‘Shots’ independently in March. In April she signed to Compass Bros Records, the label that
launched the careers of Adam Brand, The Sunny Cowgirls and others. In May she opened for Casey Donovan at Australia’s
first ever pandemic drive-in concert, performed live on Channel 7’s Sunrise and ‘Shots’ reached #4 on The Music Network
Country Airplay Chart. In September Cass’s follow up single ‘Typical Bride’ peaked at #1 on that same chart before she
closed out the year with another hit single ‘Fortune Teller’ and in November she was nominated for her first Golden Guitar
award in the ‘Best New Talent’ category.
The trajectory continued In 2021 when Cass took home ‘Best New Songwriter’ and ‘Best Ballad’ at the 2021 TSA Awards in
Tamworth. And the hits kept coming – a surprise duet with Andrew Swift ‘Say The Word’ and ‘Who Needs Hawaii’ – the
video for which was CMT’s most played video of 2021.
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