Nashville, Tn (June 5, 2012)…Nashville based, Australian born husband and wife duo, O’SHEA are riding a wave of success at the moment. After winning the Australian equivalent of the CMA Horizon Award (CMAA New Talent of the Year) in January, they have since  been nominated for the CMC New Australian Artist of the Year Award and the APRA Country Work of the Year for their song, “Meant To Be,” co-written with Grammy winning singer-songwriter, Kim Carnes.


It was the video for “Meant To Be” that sparked the interest of industry veteran, Jim Morey.

“A friend of mine sent me the Youtube link and after watching it I was totally intrigued,” says Morey. “Since getting to know them over the last few months, and seeing how talented and hardworking these two are, I’m excited to be a part of their careers.”


Based in Los Angeles, Morey, whose previous clients include superstars Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus, is no stranger to Nashville and country music having also helped shaped the careers of Dolly Parton, Clint Black and Phil Vassar.


“We’ve been based in the U.S. for a little over five years now,” says Jay O’Shea. “And while we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, we are thrilled to have Jim in our corner and are pumped about the future!”

Currently in the Top 5 on the Australian Country Chart along with Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, O’SHEA’s debut album Mr. and Mrs. has re-entered the All Genre ARIA Chart at #39 between Adam Lambert and the Creedence Clearwater Revival Ultimate Collection.

The album, produced by Mark Moffatt, has spawned three  #1 videos and has seen them headline festivals across the country. Most recently, they hit the stage at the CMC Rocks The Hunter concert along with Wynona Judd,  Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill, where they performed to more than 12,000 country music fans.



Mark and Jay O’Shea are a husband and wife duo based in Nashville, TN. They are signed to Sony Music Australia and have spent the last 5 years in Music City writing with such hit-makers as Shawn Colvin, Tim Nichols and Dave Berg. They have toured extensively throughout North America opening for country stars such as Phil Vassar, Sara Evans, the Oak Ridge Boys and many others. Their television show, “O’SHEA USA” is now in its second season and airs on CMC in Australia. The 26-part series chronicles their life and times in the U.S. They are the 2012 recipients of the CMAA New Talent of The Year Award, are active ambassadors for World Vision, and are part of the Tourism Australia initiative, “Friends of Australia” alongside Academy Award winning Director, Baz Lurmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet), Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone, The Wiggles, Lance Armstrong and Sir Richard Branson.