‘Through our music we celebrate life, write songs to share a connection and choose to make the most of every day. We want to inspire others to do the same.’ The Silverline
Catherine and Michael Lehnen are The Silverline. Coming from colourful yet very different backgrounds, they found each other through their love of music and their desire to make a difference.
Immersed in the Nashville scene, songwriting has always been a passion for singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael. Being a well-known radio personality in Muscle Shoals Alabama and his extensive engagements as a studio session musician, he has rubbed shoulders with country music greats like Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Randy Travis and Hank Williams Jnr. Experiencing the grittiness of the American music industry, Michael has some great stories to tell. As a session player, as well as recording with the big stars, a highlight for Michael, was performing on the “Duets” movie soundtrack, featuring Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Catherine grew up in Sydney, is a Western Sports fanatic, and a champion Barrel Racing Cowgirl. The Silverline’s single, A Horse and His Girl, is a testament to her ongoing love of the sport. Music has always been her passion. She has performed extensively Australia wide in vocal groups including an Andrews’ Sisters Tribute band which celebrated strong vocal harmonies and worked alongside Aussie legend Barry Crocker. Prior to The Silverline, Catherine toured with the Australian Army band, performed live on TV, radio and as a session vocalist. Recently she enjoyed the experience of being an elite finalist on Season 7 of The Voice.
The Silverline are ‘Country Music with a Cause’ writing authentic original songs with relevance and impact. They are seasoned live entertainers and deliver live performances that are powerful and interactive.
Together Catherine and Michael bring a mature and genuine perspective to their music, by sharing their own unique life experiences and by walking alongside others with compassion and understanding.
They have achieved strong radio success including two #1 hits on the National Top 40 Country Songs Chart. In 2021 they won the People’s Choice Best Song Award and gained a TSA First The Song finalist position. The Silverline also raise awareness through their music for incredible organisations such as BUY A BALE and THE EXODUS FOUNDATION.
‘Music is a great unifier, it brings people together.
We want to bring something to people in a way that only music can – heart to heart.’ The Silverline