CATHERINE McGrath brings a hint of early Taylor Swift and a country-pop sound to Leeds Wardrobe on September 23.

She plans to tour the UK after joining forces with American country star Hunter Hayes to record Don’t Let Me Forget.

The song became her 11th consecutive track to be added to Spotify’s New Music Friday, topping 12 million streams on the music platform.

She has played a clutch of high-profile dates in recent months including Radio 2’s Biggest Weekend and a British Summer Time show with Michael Bublé.

A spokesman said: “It’s no wonder that many are heralding the 21-year-old Catherine McGrath as the UK’s answer to Taylor Swift and our first domestic breakthrough country star.

“The genre is bigger than ever before, as evidenced by huge collaborations from Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line.”

Catherine recently released her latest single Lost In The Middle as a taster for the July 27 release of her debut album Talk Of This Town.

The spokesman added: “It’s a track which exudes the young songwriter’s pure passion for country, while the energy of the hook gives it an immediately captivating feel. Catherine’s universally relatable lyrics explore music’s power of escapism.”

Catherine herself said: “I really wanted to write a song that expresses how country makes me feel. Country music is especially good at telling stories, so when you’re having a bad day you can turn to music to take you somewhere else.”

Raised in Rostrevor, a rural village in Northern Ireland, Catherine was welcomed to Nashville on her first visit.

She was raised in a music-loving family, and has regularly performed at her parents’ spirited Fiddler’s Green festival.

When she was ready to reach a wider audience, she posted covers of her favourite country songs to YouTube which resulted in her obtaining management and signing a deal with Warner Bros Records.