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It is the second single taken from her debut album, which is being released in spring next year via Warner Bros. Records.

The release comes ahead of her UK tour supporting US megastars Dan + Shay, which starts on Tuesday (28th November) at London’s KOKO.

Catherine has just completed a UK run with Irish duo Picture This, which included a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush, just one of many tours Catherine has embarked on this year. She has also supported the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, The Shires, Canaan Smith, CAM and Una Healy as well as played a number of festivals from British Summer Time, Hyde park, to C2C and Boardmasters.

‘Thought It Was Gonna Be Me’ follows Catherine’s previous single ‘Talk Of This Town’, which premiered with The Independent and secured her first airplay on Radio 1.

Catherine regularly visits the genre’s epicentre Nashville and has just returned after attending country music’s biggest night of celebration, the Country Music Awards with the likes of Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini and more.

Her song-writing abilities have seen her work with top names in Nashville and in the UK including Steve Robson (One Direction, Take That), Liz Rose (Taylor Swift) and Jimmy Robbins (Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert), with some of the tracks featuring on her previous two EP’s One and Starting From Now and on the upcoming album.

Country and pop fans across the UK and Ireland are falling in love with the young singer as she continues her rise as the next big thing in the genre. She recently performed a Stageside Showcase in conjunction with the leading Instagram account @London, which has over two million followers.

Her performance was live streamed on Instagram and saw over 150,000 people tune in to watch, resulting in it being the most-viewed live video on Instagram in the UK that day.

You can catch Catherine McGrath live in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast. Full dates below.

LIVE DATES (supporting Dan + Shay)

Tue 28th Nov – KOKO, London

Wed 29th Nov – Trinity, Bristol

Fri 1st Dec – Academy 2, Birmingham

Sun 3rd Dec – Academy 2, Manchester

Mon 4th Dec – St Lukes, Glasgow

Wed 6th Dec – Vicar St, Dublin

Thu 7th Dec – Mandela Hall, Belfast