Love's sweet tune in the US

Singer Shea Fisher is revelling in life with a new single on the way and her “Prince Charming” cowboy Tyson Durfey.
Singer Shea Fisher is revelling in life with a new single on the way and her “Prince Charming” cowboy Tyson Durfey. Contributed

SHE'S come a long way since launching her singing and rodeo careers on the Sunshine Coast but Shea Fisher still has some mighty big plans.

The curly-headed youngster from Rosemont has become a beautiful young woman, made an impact on the American country music scene and fallen head-over-heels in love.

The first two were planned - the last one wasn't.

The 24-year-old beauty has been living in Nashville since leaving Australia to pursue her dream of making it big in country music and signing with a US record label.

In just three years, Shea has scored a Top 20 song and walked the red carpet at some of the most prestigious events in American country music.

The rising star will also release her new single soon and hopes to one day return to the Coast and add her touch to Australian country music.

But there's plenty more to be achieved in the US first.

It's all gone according to script except for one thing - she hadn't planned on falling in love.

Then along came professional rodeo rider Tyson Durfey.

On New Year's Eve, after enjoying a five-star meal at a New York steakhouse, the couple took a horse-and-carriage ride around the city.

They were dropped off at Central Park and walked to the Bethesda Fountain where, as the fireworks went off at midnight, Tyson got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

"He is the real Prince Charming," Shea said.

"It was not what I expected a cowboy to do.

"It was like a fairytale."

Although she may be marrying into rodeo, it has always been in her blood.

Shea is the daughter of Coast bullriding and bareback champion Eddie Fisher and his barrel-racing wife Joanne Fisher.

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