Catherine Britt was just 18 when she captured Eltons attention, even going on to perform a duet with him.
He got me my American record deal ... We did the song Where We Both Say Goodbye. It was life changing, it was an experience Ill never forget, said the country artist.
He is one of sweetest, kindest, most giving people. He really went out of the way to help me ... and Ill never forget that.
Since then, shes been on a musical rollercoaster that has taken her all over the world, living in Nashville and touring with the likes of Keith Urban and Brooks and Dunn.
Now 26, the Newcastle native is back in Australia and ready to perform a string of shows.