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Shannon Noll Pre-show Routine, capture a Snake?

What is Shannon Noll's preshow routine? Soundcheck? Vocal warm ups? Capturing massive snakes? Well recently, a snake attempted to get into a show without a ticket (those damn freeloaders) and was scary some local backpackers who have probably been prewarned that all the animals in Australia are designed to kill you. Step up, Nollsie... well done.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shannon Noll (@nollsie) He wrote on instagram: "This big fella was trying to get into the show without a ticket!...

Groundwater Back for 2021 with New Dates (MEDIA RELEASE)

As the days get longer and the Gold Coast dives into another iconic summer, one of Australia’s fastest growing country music festivals is set to return to the streets, parks, and bars throughout Broadbeach… Only this time — turning up the heat! Groundwater Country Music Festival was postponed in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, and thanks to the hard work and determination of all Australians, Major Events Gold Coast has announced that Groundwater will be back in 2021 with a revised date,...

CMC Rocks Makes Announcement About 2021 Festival (MEDIA RELEASE)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent Government restrictions around mass gatherings and international travel mean that we can't bring you a CMC Rocks in 2021 that's up to the standard we know you've come expect and love. So we've made the difficult decision to postpone CMC Rocks QLD 2021 and bring you the best event ever in 2022.Two years without CMC Rocks, without Country Music’s best of the best playing on our stages, without seeing your faces, is not a...

2021 Golden Guitar Nominees Revealed

Yesterday, the Tamworth Town Hall hosted the announcement of the 2021 Golden Guitar Nominations, hosted by Ashleigh Dallas and Blake O'Connor, with performances from Travis Collins,     and streamed live on the Tamworth Country Music Festival Facebook page. The nominees for the 2021 awards are.  Alternative Country Album of the Year Allison Forbes - Bonedigger Angus Gill & The Seasons of Change - 3 Minute Movies Fanny Lumsden - Fallow Melody Moko - Two Kids & A Radio Rob Hirst & Jay O'Shea - The Lost and the...

NeillyRich Announce Release Date of New Album 'Love Bender'

Love Bender is the fifth track lifted from Australian country duo NeillyRich’s forthcoming studio album of the same name, which was due for release earlier this year, but rescheduled due to the covid-19 pandemic.  Available for pre-order now, Love Bender the album is set to drop on Friday, November 27, through Social Family Records, on CD along with a digital deluxe version, which features two bonus acoustic tracks. Love Bender, the single, is a drinking song and a love song combined – describing love to anyone can...

Brad Cox Releases New Album 'My Mind's Projection'

Brad Cox’s sophomore album MY MIND’S PROJECTION may well be the most anticipated country album of 2020. The follow up to Cox’s acclaimed 2018 self-titled debut, the album was recorded once again with producer Matt Fell, and has already spawned the hits ‘Short Lived Love’, the #1 country radio singles ‘Give Me Tonight’ and ‘Drinking Season’ and his collaboration with Adam Eckersley ‘Remedy’. To date, ‘Drinking Season’, written by Brad and Dan Isbell (Luke Combs), has amassed 1 million global streams, whilst rock tinged ‘Give Me Tonight’ has over 4 million global streams. The album follows on from his celebrated 2018 debut self-titled album...

Matt Scullion Releases Song Celebrating Australia's First Cricket Team

Australia’s first Aboriginal cricket team is an amazing piece of unsung Australian history and Matt Scullion’s latest single and video, ‘1868’, tells the story of these 13 pioneers. They travelled to England on Australia’s first organised sporting tour, playing 47 matches against English teams between May and October of 1868. ‘I was first told the story by cricketing legend Len Pascoe and was amazed that I’d never heard the story before,’ says Scullion, ‘and as I hung the phone up, I knew that I had to write...

Changes for 2021 Golden Guitar Awards (MEDIA RELEASE)

Tamworth Regional Council, together with the Country Music Association of Australia Inc. (CMAA) has today announced that the 49th annual Country Music Awards of Australia, the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards, will proceed as a LIVE event from the capital of country music in Australia, Tamworth NSW.   Taking place at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) on Saturday 23 January, the 2021 Awards will be revamped to comply with NSW health restrictions and social distancing measures.  That means the event...

Morgan Wallen's Son Might Just Win Cutest Halloween Costume

Halloween is just over a week away and I do believe we have found a winner for best costume. That being Morgan Wallen's son, Indie.  In a post to Instagram made by Wallen's former fiance and mother to little Indie. Born in July, she shared the picture to social media of him dressed like his famous dad, with the caption: "My tea is sweet but honey you’re sweeter. Happy Halloween from lil Indie Wilder." View this post on Instagram My tea is sweet but honey...

Morgan Wallen Announces He's Stepping Away and "Work On Me"

Morgan Wallen is stepping away from being in the spotlight. In a video posted to Instagram he admited that he needs to 'work on me'.  "I think I have some growing up to do," Wallen reflects. "You know, I think I've lost myself a little bit. I've tried to find joy in the wrong places, and, I don't know, it's left me with less joy. So I'm going to go try to work on that. I'm gonna take a step back from the spotlight...