KRISTY COX, “Living For The Moment,” Pisgah Ridge. 10 tracks.

It’s been 18 years since Kristy Cox hit the Australian bluegrass scene as an 11-year-old prodigy.

Now, she’s in Nashville, working on a career in American bluegrass.

Cox’s new Pisgah Ridge album, “Living For The Moment,” hits stores on Feb. 18.

She co-wrote five of the 10 songs on the album, two of them with Jerry Salley, a 30-year Nashville veteran who produced the album and joins Cox for a duet on “When It Comes To You,” a song about someone who knows it’s time to leave a bad relationship but can’t seem to make the break.

Salley also co-wrote four other songs.

“Love Builds The Bridge (Pride Builds The Walls)” is a classic country sound, first recorded by Patty Loveless in 1993. Cox’s version is equally good.

“My Kind of Train Wreck” is a hard-driving song about a love affair that’s headed for trouble — “I never heard the whistle/But I felt the crash.”

“One Heartbreak Away” finds her ready to leave — “Before a teardrop hits the floor, I’ll be gone.”

“I’m Not Gonna Sing The Blues” finds her trying to figure out who she is without him. But she’s not going to waste any tears on him.

“Widow’s Whiskey” tells the story of a woman who’s drinking her life away after her husband ripped the keys from her hand and drove away.

Good album by a promising new talent.

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