Young band ready to hit the big-time in US

By ANN-MARIE BEATTIE

WHEN Coffs Harbour muso Carol Young shared a stage with Bob Dylan she thought all her dreams had come true.

That was until last Thursday.

Sitting in a coffee shop in her adopted hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, Carol received a phone call with news she never expected to hear her band had been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Back in Coffs Harbour to celebrate Christmas with her family for the first time in eight years, Carol's head is still spinning.

"What a great way to end the year," she said.

"I am beyond thrilled. To be nominated exceeds any of our expectations it's a very humbling experience."

Carol is part of US-based trio The Greencard, whose track Mucky the Duck is up for the best country instrumental trophy at the prestigious US music awards in Los Angeles on February 10.

The group is the only Australian act besides Keith Urban in the running.

"We will definitely be at the ceremony. If anything, it gives me a good excuse to buy a new dress," Carol said.

In the meantime the only outfit she hopes to be wearing is her swimmers.



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