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Adam Brand Cancels Speed of Life Tour Due To Health

Adam Brand has revealed that he will have to cancel his Speed of Life Tour.  In a post to social media, he says due to medical advice he has throat and vocal cord condition that requires immediate attention which will require 6 month of rehabiliation.  However, he does say that his performance at CMC Rocks will still take place and maybe a couple of other performances.  Read the full post below: "It’s with a heavy heart I have to share some news with you all.......

Sammy White Wins Toyota Star Maker 2020

Townsville singer, songwriter Sammy White has been announced as the 2020 Toyota Star Maker in front of thousands of country music fans at the Toyota Star Maker 41st Grand Final held tonight in Toyota Park.   The 2020 Toyota Star Maker competition proved to be a momentous night for women in country music with nine of the ten finalists female.  White, who performed an exciting rendition of her #5 iTunes Country Chart song Drowning My Sorrows, was met with a huge applause from the crowd as she...

Performers Announced for Golden Guitars

With the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards just over a week away, organisers today announced that country music’s night of nights will be co-hosted by three of the industry’s most exciting young female artists - Caitlyn Shadbolt, Melanie Dyer, and Sinead Burgess. Together they bring years of experience along with incredible energy and talent, and fans can be assured of a huge night celebrating Australian country music. Also announced today is the first round of performers who will take the stage at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and...

Dolly Parton Planning To Release Music After Her Death

Are you planning for what happens to your stuff after you died? For many of us this is something we have all at the very least, considered. As with everything, Dolly Parton has taken this planning for what happens after death to the next level.  In a recent interview the country legend has revealed that she doesn't want to see her music go the same way as some other artists who've had posthumous releases. "I'm one of those people that believe in being prepared," she...

Lee Kernaghan Awarded 2020 Golden Guitar for Top Selling Album

Tamworth Regional Council and the Country Music Association of Australia Inc are delighted to announce Lee Kernaghan as the recipient of the 2020 Golden Guitar Award for Top Selling Australian Album of the Year for his latest album, Backroad Nation. ARIA sales data determine the winner of the Top Selling Australian Album of the Year award for the period January 1 to December 31, 2019, for albums of new material, first released in 2019. Backroad Nation was released in May 2019 and produced by award-winning Australian...

ARIA Reveals Top Country Albums of 2019

The Australian Recording Industy Association (ARIA) have announced who had the highest selling country albums of the year, and it won't come as too much of a surprise to see the hottest name in country topping the sales figures for 2019. What is surprising is that Luke Combs not just took out the top spot, but he did it with an album coming out nearly four years ago. The 1, 2 Many singers album This One's For You claimed the top spot for highest selling country album of...

Kristy Cox Releases New Song 'No Headlights' from Upcoming Album

Golden Guitar winner Kristy Cox has released the third single and title track from her upcoming album called 'No Headlights'.  This new song was written by Grammy Award winner Tammy Rogers; Liz Hengber (Reba McEntire) and Jerry Salley (Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley). The song tells a tale of a friend who vows to make sure her friend is never abused again.  The track features Kristy Cox with lead vocal, Jason Roller on guitar and fiddle, Mike Bub on bass, Justin Moses on...

The McClymonts Cancel Tamworth Show

Sisters trio The McClymonts have announced that they will be cancelling their one and only Tamworth Country Music Festival show which was due to take place on the 17th January, due to doctors orders. Brooke McClymont is currently expecting a baby, and it was thought that they would be able to play this show before taking some time off. However, in a post made to Facebook, it seems that the little one is coming sooner than was expected.  Thankfully, Brooke and baby are...

Morgan Evans Announces Break: Coming Back with Full Band

Morgan Evans has finished playing live shows... at least for now. The Diamonds singer also confirmed that his loop pedal is being put to rest because when he comes back, it'll be with a full band. He revealed all this in a Facebook post made after his final show. He wrote: "Last night my journey as a solo artist came to an end. I started playing with a loop pedal around 4 years ago when I moved to the US full time and...