Country Confidential

Silverton Sunsets Music Festival Lineup Announcement

After a hugely successful inaugural festival, the Silverton Sunsets Music Festival is back with a stellar line and will be held on the first weekend in March 2019. Headlining the acoustic festival in 2019 will be some of Australia’s finest singer songwriters and country music stalwarts, Troy Cassar-Daley and Sara Storer, along with Aussie favourite Tania Kernaghan. Bringing more Australian stories to the forefront will be the likes of Greg Storer and the much loved Amber Lawrence and Melody Moko with crowd favourites Catherine Britt, The Bushwackers, Fanny Lumsden and Rob Imeson and the family tree returning for the...

(WATCH) Morgan Evans & Crowd Sing 'Kiss Somebody' in Brisbane

Last night (SUN 9), Morgan Evans closed his Australian tour with an energetic show at The Tivioli in Brisbane. Following sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane had a lot of expectations, and the Queensland capital delivered with a line that literally went around the corner.  Then when you get all those people in an enclosed venue, then have them sing 'Kiss Somebody' it's a wonder why Morgan even bothers, because clearly he's not needed as the audience definitely has this...

Wolfie Brothers Invite Travis Collins for John Farnham Classic

The Wolfe Brothers played the The Thoroughbred Hotel in Scone, NSW over the weekend as part of their Country Heart tour. For those that don't know, Scone is about a two hour drive from Newcastle, which is home to many of Australia's favourite country artists. Including, one of the hottest properties in the country Travis Collins. He decided to make the trip north on the New England Highway to take the stage with the boys from Tassie for a rendition of a John...

Randy Houser Adds New Australian Tour Dates

Due to unprecedented demand, US country music megastar RANDY HOUSER has announced aSydney venue upgrade and added a second Melbourne show on his debut Australian headline tour this December. Last Monday, Houser’s anticipated East Coast dates completely sold out within an hour of tickets going on sale. Upgrading from Oxford Art Factory, Houser will now play an all-ages show at Sydney’s stunning Enmore Theatre on Thursday 13th December. A second and final Melbourne show will close out the tour on Sunday 16th December at the Forum. Randy made a lasting impact on local music lovers...

Carrie Underwood Talks Women In Country Music

There's certainly a lot of talk about the issue in US country radio concerning the lack of women getting played. In the last few years it has dropped from 13% to just 10% of airtime dedicated to women (not including songs with a female feature artist). In fact, if you look at the Airplay Charts Top 60, only 7 songs are from female artists. The only artist to crack the Top 10 is superstar Carrie Underwood and she's definitely not shy...

Keith Urban Arrives in Toowoomba

Surprise! That was the feelings of many people when they found out that Keith Urban was not only in Australia, but also at an airport in Toowoomba playing a few tunes. It was for the annual It's A Bloke Thing prostate cancer luncheon.  It won't be too much of a surprise that Urban is a supporter of this event as it's one that is close to his heart, having lost his father to prostate cancer in 2015, but also his grandfather and several...

Randy Houser Announces Australian Tour

Country music star RANDY HOUSER announces a trio of headline Australian shows, taking over Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre on Tuesday 11th December, Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory onThursday 13th December, and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Friday 14th December.  Randy returns to Australia just months after making his Australian debut at premiere country music festival CMC Rocks QLD in March, blowing audiences away with his powerful voice and explosive live show. Soulful and bluesy, Houser commands the stage with hard-hitting power, performing dynamic songs that resonate with classic country tropes. His return down-under will showcase a new stripped-back approach, taking...

Country Stars Join Together for Drought Relief with New Song 'Shout The Land A Drink'

The Hay Balers are the brain child of Golden Guitar winner Matt Scullion, who together withCharles Alder from Rural Aid/Buy A Bale decided to record a song Matt had written calledShout The Land A Drink.    Matt reached out to his good friends Tania Kernaghan, Drew McAlister, Simply Bushed andJames Blundell who upon hearing the song were keen as mustard to be involved and The Hay Balers were born.   Produced by Shane Nicholson at Sound Hole studios, Shout The Land A Drink was written on a recent trip to Tamworth where Matt was overwhelmed by...