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Dina Andrews

DINA ANDREWS - THE PINK COW-

GIRL - BIOGRAPHY

Dina Andrews, aka ‘The Pink Cowgirl’ is a country

& folk singer/songwriter from Jersey in the

Channel Islands, who also presents country

music radio shows for 2 digital radio stations.

Her early influences include Kris Kristofferson,

Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Travis and more

recently, modern artists - among them Brad

Paisley & Alison Krauss, among others. Her

own voice and style have been likened to the

late Kirsty MacColl. Dina started playing violin at

age 7, discovered guitar aged 10, has been

playing ever since and began writing her own

songs 8 years ago, after studying & gaining a

degree in English literature (and writing & publishing

3 novels). Her songs soon began to be

noticed and some were recorded & released by

‘Paramount Song’ in Nashville, either sung by

Dina or by various other female or male vocalists.

She has performed many times in the

Channel Isles and has played several live sessions

on BBC Radio Jersey..... Here’s an example;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p04m68mv

She is a constant supporter of several local

charities and has organised & performed at

many fundraising shows, as well as donating all

proceeds from her 1st single release to ‘The

Jersey Brain Tumour Charity’. Here are a couple

of shows she did recently; Peas & Glove - An

amazing charity supporting a young Jersey lad

who had a terrible accident.https://www.facebook.com/peasandglove/photos/a.16078765194

98097/23372176165639 80/?type=3&theater

‘The Jersey Brain Tumour Charity’ - Dina set up

a big charity event with some musician friends &

raised much-needed cash for this fantastic

charity.https://www.facebook.com/jerseybraintumour/photos/a.1411989979022155/2263205537

2 33924/?type=3&theater All proceeds from her

debut single ‘Tombstone Tarnia’ were donated

to ‘J.B.T.C.’ Under the pseudonym ‘The Jersey

Cowgirl’ Dina has a country music radio show

going out at least 3 times weekly on ‘Irish

Country Radio’

https://www.irishcountryradio.net/presenters

https://www.irishcountryradio.net/schedule Dina

also presents a one-hour weekly DJ slot as ‘The

Pink Cowgirl’ on Wigan based country music

digital radio show ‘Red Rose Country’.... available

every Sunday on ‘Mixcloud’.

As well as co-writing with several US country

singers, Dina’s own songs are being picked up &

recorded by established US country artists

(more news soon!). Her first album

‘Complicated’ was produced by Sam Falle and

recorded in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017 &

2018, partly in The Zac Brown Band’s ‘Southern

Ground Nashville’ studio & partly in Sam’s own

Nashville studio. While in Nashville for recording,

Dina played live at the legendary ‘Tootsies’

and ‘Swinging Doors Saloon’.

The album ‘Complicated’ released in September

2018, is now on general release and currently

being played by country radio DJs worldwide

and Dina has 2 singles being released soon,

‘Love’s Table’ and ‘My Christmas Angel’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4BXqWYqg

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiY_NminL5

g These songs are available for download now

on all of the usual digital outlets.

UK Country Radio recently dedicated a page on

their website to ‘Dina Andrews’ : http://ukcountryradio.com/artist-detail.php?artist_id=297

and

featured her ‘Complicated’ album for a week on

the radio show. She has won three Nashville

Directors Awards for songs she entered for the

‘Nashville Songwriters Competition’ Those

songs Are : "Let The desert Wind Blow",

"Always Loved the Spring" and "Sycamore Tree

(not recorded as yet!)" and is currently finalising

a new song ‘The Chosen Few’, inspired by

WWI’s Armistice Day and writing for a new

album to be recorded & released in 2019. Early

in 2019, Dina was nominated for the

‘International Singer-Songwriters Association’

‘International Female Songwriter Of The Year’

award. She made it to the finals and is looking

forward to the awards ceremony, which will be

held in Atlanta, Georgia in August. https://issasongwriters.com/international-finalists/

https://issasongwriters.com/2019-awards-show/

Dina is now the official I.S.S.A. representative

for the Channel Islands in the UK. Contact:

Website: https://thepinkjerseycowgirl.com/

Email: pinkjerseycowgirl@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepinkjerseycowgirl/

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0r

AEPwwoHXYkf4bvArti0A/videos

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