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Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels has died Monday morning (July 6 - US Time) at 83 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. The news of the death was delivered through his publicist and comes after many years of heart problems.  "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" was the Charlie Daniels Band's most well-known song, although "Long Haired Country Boy" and "The Legend of Wooley Swamp" were also well-known. The band had three Top 10 hits on Billboard's all-genre Hot 100, including "The Devil Went Down...

Hats Off To Country Online Schedule

Hats Off to Country this year has moved completely online due to the thing we are not talking about... Good news though, you get to setup for a weekend of great live music, without having to get out of your PJs.  Here's the schedule set to take place on the Hats Off To Country Facebook page.  Thursday, 9 July 2020 Time Show 7pm Andrew Swift 7:30pm Anthony Taylor 8pm Ashleigh Dallas Friday, 10 July 2020 5:30pm Aleyce Simmonds 6:30pm Charlie Fittler 7pm Jarred Taylor & Jesse Vee 7:30pm Luke O’Shea’s Dinner Show 8pm Ronald McDonald Fundraiser hosted by Ronnie T featuring...

Iconic Great Western Hotel Closed

The iconic Great Western Hotel  has today (16/06) posted a statement on their Facebook page advising that due to Covid-19, they will not be reopening.  It's known across Australia for it's live music and rodeos for over 150 years, including a period of time when Lee Kernaghan was one of the owners.  Read the statement from the owners below: Due to Covid-19 the Great Western Hotel will not be reopening. The Great Western Hotel is an iconic local tourist destination which is heavily dependent on overseas and...

Lady Antebellum Change Name

Lady Antebellum have announced that they will be dropping the 'antebellum' frrom their name to become simply Lady A. This is due to the association antebellum has with slavery.  "When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the southern 'antebellum'-style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the south that influenced us … Southern rock, blues, R&B, gospel and, of course, country," Lady A's...

Brandy's Lockdown Kitchen 'Triple S Pork' Recipe

Brandys Triple S pork (sweet,spicy & sticky)   You'll need - 6 rashes pork spare ribs PLUS... 1 litre of chicken stock 1/3 cup rice cooking wine 1 large knob of ginger, sliced 8 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp of sugar For the STICKY SAUCE... 1 tbls soy sauce 1 tbls sesame oil 1 tbls sweet chilli 1 tbls honey 2 tbls hoisin sauce 1 tbls sugar 1 x sliced red chilli For the method.... Watch 'KIX Live Monday Night'...

(NEW RELEASE) Star Maker Winner Sammy White Releases New Single 'Lay It On Me'

Sammy describes the new single; “I co-wrote this track with Peta Cherae Peters after a guy was giving me the cold shoulder one minute and then leaving me to pick up the pieces the next. I was past the point of being frustrated, and like any thing, I used writing as an outlet. Almost a ‘therapy’-write, neither of us knew we would create this.” Originally from Townsville, now Newcastle-based, 22-year-old Sammy was met with roaring applause as her name was announced as...

FLASHBACK: Lee Kernaghan, Keith Urban and some Guitar LEGENDS (WATCH)

Can we please have this again? It was 1995 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Lee Kernaghan was on stage with legendary guitarist Albert Lee and Tommy Emmanual. Also, another bloke on stage was future superstar Keith Urban. Check out this video where they perform three brilliant songs, 'Country's Really Big These Days', 'Outback Club' and 'Cobar Line'. Where's Doc and his DeLorean when you need one! 

Brand's Whole Barra

This week on Kix Monday Night Live we introduced a brand new segment with Adam Brand. Of course, we know of his musical ability, but did you know he's actually a bit of a cook. In fact, he's actually owned restaurants in the past.  Tonight (May 18) he cooked us a whole barra! For the method, check out our Facebook page for this weeks episode.  Here's the ingrediants: 1 x whole Barra gutted with scales left on 2 cups of course salt 2 lemongrass stalks For the platter Whole...