Apply for Groundwater's KIX Start 2022


Groundwater's KIX Start is back for 2022!

Show us what you've got by submitting a video audition to go in the running to play at Groundwater Country Music Festival on the Gold Coast this October PLUS many more amazing prizes to take your career to the NEXT LEVEL!


  • Record your video in a quiet room, the vision and sound must be clear.
  • Introduce yourself at the start of the video and tell us why you're entering KIX Start
  • You can perform any song of your choice; originals are preferred but covers will be accepted.
  • Upload your audition to YouTube, maximum duration of 3 minutes.
  • Fill out the below form and double check all fields are correct before submitting your application


  • Flights to the Gold Coast from your nearest capital city, plus airport transfers and accommodation.
  • Open one of the main stages at the Groundwater Country Music Festival 2022.
  • Write a song with accomplished country songwriter Phil Barton, who has had songs recorded by Lee Brice, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lynch, Cassadee Pope, Morgan Evans, Locash, The Wolfe Brothers, The McClymonts, Lee Kernaghan and many more.
  • Record your next single at 'The Music Cellar' with one of Australia's most in demand record producers Rod McCormack who has produced Paul Kelly, Troy Cassar-Daley, Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers and countless others.
  • Have your single promoted to radio by one of Australia's leading PR companies Varrasso PR who are leaders in radio promotion in Australia and have promoted the likes of Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Lainey Wilson, The Wolfe Brothers, Casey Barnes, Eskimo Joe, Ruel, and Hanson.
  • Have a one on one mentor session with multiple award winning country star Gina Jeffreys.
  • Have your single supported by KIX Country, plus other exciting opportunities.


KIX will air auditons videos/audios content on KIX Country radio and social media channels.

The Top 10 will be announced by October 3, 2022. The winner will be announced on October 10, 2022.

Good Luck!


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