Country Confidential

'Introducing Nashville' Australian Tour Announced with CMC Rocks Artists

NEW ARTIST SERIES LANDS IN AUSTRALIA IN MARCH!  FEATURING BRANDY CLARK, DEVIN DAWSON, LINDSAY ELL & TENILLE TOWNES, 
PERFORMING THEIR SONGS - STRIPPED-BACK, INTIMATE & ACOUSTIC  Announced today, INTRODUCING NASHVILLE is the brand new international artist touring series, presented by the Country Music Association of America. A four-artist bill featuring some of North America’s most exciting established and up-and-coming artists - Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson, Lindsay Ell, and Tenille Townes - will take in five intimate venues across Australia, kicking off at Lismore’s City Hall on Monday 18th March, and continuing...

Massive Concert to Celebrate 40 Years of Toyota Star Maker

In 2019, Toyota Star Maker celebrates 40 years as Australia’s most prestigious country music talent search.   And to mark the occasion, you’re invited to share in the celebrations with a concert being held at Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC), from noon on Wednesday, January 23.   The concert will feature 28 Toyota Star Maker winners including Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell, Travis Collins, Gina Jeffreys, Beccy Cole, Sam McClymont, Darren Coggan, Lyn Bowtell, Kirsty Lee Akers, and Kaylee Bell, as well as...

Keith Urban Announces Tamworth Town Hall Benefit Show

Australia's four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban is coming to perform at the 2019 Toyota Country Music Festival at Tamworth Town Hall on January 22 for a special performance. The 'Way Too Long' singer will be giving a special performance 'A Benefit Show for Reural Aid Drought Relief' the night before his Graffiti U World Tour Australia gets underway on the 23rd at the already sold out Newcastle Entertainment Centre. 'A Benefit Show for Rural Aid Drought Relief' is being put on to help those who are doing...

Dani Young Releases Debut Single 'Stepping Stones'

Stepping Stones is the debut solo release from 2017 Golden Guitar finalist Dani Young, produced by former Australian Idol winner Damien Leith and mixed by Shane Nicholson. Written by Young, it’s a catchy country track and described by Leith as sounding like Paul Kelly and The Lumineers wrote the soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western film.   “…it’s a cool sort of song,” says Leith. “You feel happy when you listen to it even though the lyrics aren’t as cheerful. It lures you into a false sense of security because you’re tapping along, singing along, but then...

Jade Holland Gets Sassy with New Single 'It's You' (WATCH CLIP)

Jade Holland releases second single It's You from her hit album Dream Wild to country radio today. It follows the catchy Drive Thru single which hit radio charts and CMC for several weeks. The song was co-written with Emma-Lee and Phil Barton. Jade say's "We thought about all those little things that people do that start to get on our nerves when they are in comfortable relationships that might annoy the other person. Eg. Leaving their clothes everywhere, or being grubby. So we wrote this song pin pointing why...

Listen to Brett Eldredge Cover Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'

Not sure if you've noticed or not, but there seems to be a lot of Queen about lately, thanks largely due to the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. It probably isn't going to be too surprising to see a lot of artists starting to cover Queen's songs, like this one from Brett Eldredge covering 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.

Kacey Musgraves Announces Australian Tour

Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter KACEY MUSGRAVES will embark on her first ever Australian headline tour in May. Musgraves’ anticipated dates will begin at Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Friday 10th May, before heading through Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Sunday 12th May and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Tuesday 14th May. For the first time since 2015, when Kacey played a one-off sold-out show at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, the stunning hit-maker will bring her distinctive pop-country songs and crystalline vocals to local audiences. This year has been an epic journey, which has seen Musgraves release her...

Top 10 Finalist Announced for 2019 Toyota Star Maker

Toyota Star Maker has been a crucial launching pad for some of Australia’s biggest country music stars including Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell, Travis Collins, Gina Jeffreys, Beccy Cole, Sam McClymont (The McClymonts), Darren Coggan, Lyn Bowtell, Kirsty Lee Akers, and Kaylee Bell. In 2019, the competition will reach an extraordinary milestone – 40 years of influencing the Australian country music industry. The 10 grand finalists will compete for the honour of becoming the 40th Toyota Star Maker at a free...

Shania Twain's Has Peed On Stage, Seriously

Recently, on an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Shania Twain appeared with Patricia Arquette and they played a game called 'The Does Impress Me Much' where the host Andy Cohen had to guess which amazing fact belongs to which of his guest. This leading to Shania making a startling - albeit off putting - revelation.