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CMC Rocks Qld 2018 Lineup Announcement

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FULL ARTIST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR
CMC ROCKS QLD 2018 FESTIVAL

 FULL ARTIST LINE-UP
 
LUKE BRYAN (USA) – DARIUS RUCKER (USA)
KELSEA BALLERINI (USA)

 
DUSTIN LYNCH (USA) – OLD DOMINION (USA) – DAN + SHAY (USA)
BUSBY MAROU – DEAN BRODY (CAN) – RANDY HOUSER (USA) 
BRETT YOUNG (USA) – STEVE FORDE – BROTHERS OSBORNE (USA)
LUKE COMBS (USA) – TRAVIS COLLINS – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS
RUSSELL DICKERSON (USA) – DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND (USA)
HIGH VALLEY (CAN) – RYAN FOLLESE (USA) – GORD BAMFORD (CAN)

TROY KEMP – JODY DIREEN (NZ) – CHRISTIE LAMB – KAYLEE BELL (NZ) MELANIE DYER – MISSY LANCASTER – BAYLOU – MUSTERED COURAGE
THE VIPER CREEK BAND – JAYNE DENHAM – CASEY BARNES
ROUTE 33 – RACHAEL FAHIM

THURSDAY 15* – SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018
WILLOWBANK, IPSWICH QLD
*Campers entrance only 
 
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE: 9AM AEST (QLD), MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER
Information at www.cmcrocks.com
 

Australia’s premiere country and roots festival, CMC ROCKS QLD, today reveals an epic artist lineup for it’s 2018 event, which is set to return to Willowbank, Ipswich from Thursday 15* – Sunday 18 March.
 
The most anticipated event on the country music calendar, and following this year’s phenomenal sell-out 10th Anniversary event, CMC Rocks once again delivers a second-to-none line-up jam-packed with the biggest and best local and international artists the genre has to offer.
 
Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and country music megastar LUKE BRYAN leads the charge, making his Australian debut at CMC Rocks QLD 2018 to overwhelming demand. He’s sold over 10 million albums, 40 million tracks worldwide and has chalked up 3 billion streams, and with current single ‘Light It Up’ currently making waves at country radio worldwide, Luke is a bonafide superstar. Luke has just been confirmed as a judge on the new season of ABC’s American Idol, he performed the US National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl and consistently sells out stadiums across the US, from Chicago’s Soldier Field to Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium, performing to over 5.6 million fans over the last three years. Known for his explosive live performances, Willowbank better prepare to see Luke blow up the CMC Rocks Main Stage next year!
 
Multiple Grammy Award-winner, DARIUS RUCKER, will land in Willowbank for his first ever-Australian performance at CMC Rocks QLD 2018. With eight #1 Billboard Country Singles under his belt, including ‘Homegrown Honey’, co-written with label-mate Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), and ‘If I Told You’, the lead single from his forthcoming fifth studio album out October 20, Rucker (former lead singer with Hootie & The Blowfish) will have some fresh new cuts to unleash on CMC Rocks audiences when he lands down under in March.
 
Country’s hottest female artist KELSEA BALLERINI returns to the CMC Rocks stage a fully fledged star, last year creating history as the first ever female artist to achieve three consecutive #1 US Billboard hits with ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Dibs’. Since then, she has sold out two national headline tours across North America as well as her own headline shows in the UK, garnered a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, supported the likes of Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood, and has performed live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. With a brand new album Unapologetically due for release next month, Kelsea is one of the most exciting artists on the world music stage.
 
Fresh from supporting Sir Elton John on his recent Australian dates, Rockhampton duo BUSBY MAROU are well-versed on the live stage and are one of Australia’s best-loved roots acts, making their CMC festival debut in 2010. Cutting their teeth gigging around QLD before nabbing support slots for Dolly Parton and James Blunt, they now have an APRA Award for Blues & Roots Work of the Year, and an ARIA chart-topping album, Postcards from The Shell House, to their name.
 
Joining Luke Bryan (USA), Darius Rucker (USA), Kelsea Ballerini (USA) and Busby Marou on the A List line-up for 2018 are Dustin Lynch (USA) and Randy Houser (USA), who have both opened for Luke Bryan across North America, along with Old Dominion (USA), Dan + Shay (USA), Dean Brody (CAN), Brett Young (USA), Brothers Osborne (USA), Luke Combs (USA), Gord Bamford (CAN), Steve Forde, Travis Collins, The Sunny Cowgirls,  Russell Dickerson (USA), Ryan Follese (USA), Davisson Brothers Band (USA) and High Valley (CAN).
 
A dazzlling array of local favourites and rising stars join the fold, from Troy Kemp, Jody Direen (NZ), Christie Lamb, Kaylee Bell (NZ), Melanie Dyer, Missy Lancaster, Baylou, Mustered Courage, The Viper Creek Band, Jayne Denham, Casey Barnes, Route 33 and Rachael Fahim. 
 
CMC Rocks will be the only chance for Queenslanders to catch these sensational international artists live in action in 2018!
 
CMC Rocks QLD returns with an extended festival program due to overwhelming demand and exclusively for campers in 2018, with the Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit Saloon hosting live music from 1pm on Thursday 15 March right through to 2am the next morning. On Friday 16 March, performers will kick off at 10:15am with gates opening at 9:15am, providing more live music action than ever before!
 
With huge demand for on-site camping each year, event organisers have secured an additional paddock ** for 2018.
 
Completely selling out for the past two consecutive years, the festival attracts crowds of more than 15,000 music lovers daily, coming from as far as North America, Sweden, Singapore, Germany, Austria and a big contingent from New Zealand, injecting more than $6.1 million into the local Ipswich economy.
 
The southern hemisphere’s biggest country and roots event, CMC Rocks has over the years hosted world-class sets from international music icons like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson to Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town. Complemented each year by an array of Australia’s most prolific stars and exciting up-and-comers, including Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Morgan Evans, Caitlyn Shadbolt and more, CMC Rocks never fails to deliver the very best of country music to local music fans.
 
The Queensland Government is proud to support CMC Rocks QLD through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, showcasing Australia’s best live events in Australia’s best destinations.
 
2018 is sure to pack a punch for CMC Rocks festival-goers, showcasing the best that country and roots music has to offer, in a unique second-to-none festival setting. Tickets are sure to go fast, so don’t delay – Make sure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale to the general public at 9am AEST QLD (10am AEDT) on Monday 9th October.
 
*Campers entrance only
**Subject to DA approval
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE: 9AM AEST (QLD), MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER

Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au

KIX Premiers New Video Clip for Ben Ransom's 'Let's Go Driving'

 

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Ben Ransom releases new music video for his new single 'Let's Go Driving'  in a Kix Premiers exclusive.

You can find more on Ben Ransom below:

Website: https://www.ransommusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenRansomMusic/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lets-go-driving/id1250318853?i=1250319125

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bv36ax3xanrbdzldmjylhsu5jm4

 

Morgan Evans Gets Nomination

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27th October 2016

It's award season at the moment and Morgan Evans has managed to get himself an award nomination... but not for what you might think.

Evans has recieved an AACTA nomination for Subscription Television Award for Best Male Presenter, for his work at the 6th Annual CMC Music Awards for the CMC Channel. 

Congratulations all round. He was pretty happy about it:

He is up against Charlie Albone (Charlie's Chelsea Garden 2015 - Lifestyle), Stan Grant (Crimes That Shook Australia - Crime+Investigation), and David Speers (PM Agenda & Speers Tonight - Sky News). 

Additionally, the event he hosted the 6th Annual CMC Music Awards was also nominated for Subscription Television Award for Best Live Event.

Morgan Evans will once again be performing at CMC Rocks QLD next and presumably will be once again hosting the CMC Music Awards. 

NEW POLL: Who should win ARIA for Best Country Album?

Combined

You can't vote in the US election, but you can vote in an equally import poll right now. A Kix Poll! 

We like to ask the tough questions as well. Like which one of these albums deserves to be crowned the best album at the ARIA Awards at the The Star in Sydney on November 23. In no particular order:

Sara Storer Silos Fanny Lumsden Small Town Big Shot Bill Chambers Cold Trail The Wolfe Brothers This Crazy Life Adam Brand The Outlaws

Tough choice? Or do you already have your favourite? 

Well, for those that are undecided, here's some assistance.

Sara Storer - Silos

Fanny Lumsden - Small Town Big Shot

Bill Chambers - Cold Trail

The Wolfe Brothers - This Crazy Life

Adam Brand & The Outlaws - Adam Brand & The Outlaws

So does that help? 

You can vote now. 

Ray Hadley's Country Countdown

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***Ray Hadyley's Country Countdown - Saturday's 5pm***

Ray Hadley's is one of Australia's most well known broadcasters, and every Saturday afternoon from 5pm across the Kix Radio Network, he will countdown the Top 20 Country Songs from the Official Airplay Charts. 

Social Media Wrap 7th March

social iconsSocial media has been busy for the last few days. Mo Pitney makes us all go 'awww'. Kristian Bush shows why he's a great dad. Kelsea Ballerini arrives in Australia and Jay O'Shea has a faux pas.

It's all there in today's Social Media Wrap.

Adam Brand getting 'hands on' with his fans. 

This was my weekend....how was yours?!?? Regional TouringCountry Music ChannelMaven

Posted by Adam Brand on Sunday, 6 March 2016

We're pretty excited about this. Christie Lamb is off to work on her second album. 

Heading to #Brisbane this morning.So excited!!! ??#Recording #ChristieLamb #SecondAlbum

Posted by Christie Lamb on Sunday, 6 March 2016

Taking in the gorgeous sites of the Snowy Mountains (not so snowy really), is Kip Moore.

Amazing views in Thredbo, Australia

Posted by Kip Moore on Saturday, 5 March 2016

Am I the only one who doesn't recognise Lee Kernaghan without his hat? A gorgeous photo of the happy couple with Robby X

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with endless possibilities????? #makethemostofeveryday Lee Kernaghan #payitforward #love #gratitude????

Posted by Robby X on Sunday, 6 March 2016

Jay O'Shea embarrassed herself by not knowing what a manatee is. Hopefully Jason Aldean didn't think any of her in this hilarious video during their trip to Rodeo Houston.

I'm never going to live down not knowing what a manatee is... He's coming for you guys tomorrow Country Music Channel, just has to play to 65,000 people tonight! #RODEOHOUSTON

Posted by O'Shea on Thursday, 3 March 2016

Mo Pitney tied the knot and he's very happy and sweet about it. 

Anyone want to go see 8 Ball Aitken? Make sure you tell him your suggestions.

AUSTRALIA: I am planning another Aussie tour for later in the year. I would love to come to some new places. Which cities, town, festivals, venues wold you like me to play?

Posted by 8 Ball Aitken on Sunday, 6 March 2016

Kristian Bush is making, er, us, ummm... something... er.. BACON!

Swinging for the fences this morning. #dadlife #teenager #epicbreakfast #nevergiveup

Posted by Kristian Bush on Sunday, 6 March 2016

Toyota Star Maker winner Karin Page shows us the benefits of playing Tetris as a child.

And so the Tetris begins!! Having some fun with Adams iphone whilst packing the trailer - Byron Bay Bound ???? with Rhythm & Drift Photography

Posted by Karin Page on Sunday, 6 March 2016

CMC Music Awards are this Thursday, Jody Direen is very happy about her nomination.

I am flipping excited to say I am a FINALIST for the CMC New Oz Artist of the Year Award! Thank you guys so much for your votes! Now we wait to see if we got all the way at the awards on March 12! ????????????????

Posted by Jody Direen on Saturday, 5 March 2016

What does Mick Lindsay like to do when he's not on a stage? I think here's your answer.

Sunday afternoon chills back home ????????Noosa Festival of Surfing Noosa Tourism Tourism and Events Queensland

Posted by Mick Lindsay on Saturday, 5 March 2016

The new issue of Country Update Magazine is out and they are excellent for us when it comes to concert. A great team. So go check it out and subscribe. 

Welcome to Australia Kelsea Ballerini

This place. This life. ?? #FirstTimeInAUS

Posted by Kelsea Ballerini on Saturday, 5 March 2016

Troy Kemp is having a blast.

Too Much fun at Khartoum Hotel, Kitchener, last night .. Thanx for coming out guys !! See ya next time for more Mayhem !! TK ????????????????????????

Posted by Troy Kemp on Saturday, 5 March 2016

And Beccy Cole has fun at the Sydney Mardi Gras.

Thanks for an awesome Mardi Gras Sydney! This town sure can throw a party! A fun and sometimes very emotional night on the judging panel at Taylor Square. Congrats to all who marched xxx

Posted by Beccy Cole on Saturday, 5 March 2016

Some of Australia's Hottest Young Country Talent Perform Exclusive Pop Up Backyard Concert For Kix

Last night (23 Jan), a spur of the moment backyard pop up concert took place in Tamworth, and we were very lucky to be able to have access to this and live stream the event. It was hosted by Kirsty Lee Akers and Ben Sorensen. The list of performers over the 2hr 27mins were amazing. It included both established stars you already know, some artists you might be familiar with and the rising stars as well. 

Check it out.

Some of the artists include: Allan Caswell, Natalie Pearson, Brooke Lambert, Kirsty Lee Akers, Cassi Hilbers, Jay Seeney, Mae Valley, Neilly Rich, Amy Nelson, McKenna Faith, Hayley Jensen. 

Thanks to all those performed and the team that helped make it possible for us to bring this to our Kix listeners. Plus other supports, Racey & Lucky and Feral Brewing.

24th January 2017