Toyota Star Maker Applications Open for 2023

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COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STAR MAKER

ENTRIES OPEN TODAY IN THE ANNUAL TOYOTA STAR MAKER COMPETITION TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY, 15 JANUARY 2023 AT THE TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Emerging artists who are seeking a professional career in the Australian country music scene are encouraged to enter now.

Toyota Star Maker is the nation’s most loved and respected country music competition and has been making an impact on the landscape for 42 years.

It provides a launching pad for 10 finalists, with one being the ultimate winner.

Star Maker coordinator Cheryl Brown said; “We’re looking for a winner ready for a great experience and who is willing to work with our team to begin a long and successful career in the music industry.”

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Toyota Australia Chief Marketing Officer Vin Naidoo said Toyota was proud to continue its support to Toyota Star Maker and provide up-and-coming country music artists the wonderful career opportunities provided by the prize package.

“After celebrating the Toyota Country Music Festival’s 50th anniversary in Tamworth, it is great to be able to continue to bring both country music fans and talented newcomers to the scene together, and support our rural heartland through Toyota Star Maker.

In April 2022, Newcastle’s Max Jackson was announced as the 42nd Toyota Star Maker and she has hit the ground running. She has recorded her first Star Maker single and music video, which is set for release mid-June, and is currently in Music City, Nashville for the annual CMA Fest, courtesy of Tamworth’s Chris Watson Travel.

Max is an invited guest of the Country Music Association of Nashville where she will attend the four-nightly CMA Fest concerts, and also take part in an International Songwriters’ In The Round, as well as a performance at the Spotlight Stage at Music City Centre. Other Star Maker winners representing at CMA are Keith Urban, Kylie Sackley and Kaylee Bell.

We welcome interested artists to make the 2023 Toyota Star Maker a part of their musical journey and enter today.

Entries will close Thursday, 1 September 2022.

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