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- ANDY BAYLOR, LEGENDARY ROOTS MUSIC KING,
“HOMETOWN STOMP”,A DOWNHOME COLLECTION OF STOMPS, BOOGIE WOOGIES BLUES AND
CAJUN-STYLE PARTY TUNES
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ED BATES ON STEEL,
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- To find out more about Nikki & Tracy visit
Along For The Ride - Out Now !!
(produced by Roger Corbett)
(distributed via OneStop Entertainment)
Click here Artist Report Page
- ROB BLACK:
- Rob is also new to Access but he has
hit the ground running.
- Rob has all but completed his debut
solo album which is sure to please
- his legion of fans and the country
music industry alike.
- Rob is an extremely talented artist
with a clear vision of what
- he wants to achieve in his
music career. We don’t have a release date for
- his 1st single as yet but rest
assured it will be one to keep an eye out for.
For any further information on any of our Access contact
Michael Flanders 0408 240150 - Sue Cattanach 0413 950098
single “Stuck In No Man’s Land” is due for release on March 29 on
We’ve been very busy in the studio recording our album, which
should be in the
can sometime on or before August 2005.
here Artist Report page
is one of the hottest new acts to hit the scene
After his Top 10 chart success with
'i think i like it"
Comes the single
"house of mirrors" (NFS #95 track 4)
from his debut album 'Walkin' In These Shoes'
"One of the standout Australian country albums of the last year"
"house of mirrors" will tantalize and capture you
A hit in the making!
you discovered Paul Costa yet?
Think I Like It' is the first single taken from
Costa's debut album
In These Shoes'
Distributed by OneStop Entertainment
- For more information contact:
Rebecca Urquhart McCarthy
Ph/fax 02 4285 1461
(m) 0439 730 460
- Kelly Black
Kelly is a well known favourite with the country music
industry and fans alike. Kelly has a wealth of experience for one
so young and with her bright bubbly personality charms all who
Kelly is very excited to be recording her Debut album and can’t
wait to get her first single out there.
The clip for her first single "GIRL THING" will be aired on CMC
soon and " GIRL THING" will be released to radio on NFS 96
For bookings, enquires and interviews contact
Mike Flanders 0408 240150 - Sue Cattanach 0413 950098
Artist Report Page
- That's my Life Track(
#3 - NFS 94)
Brock Colley is back with his second single release off his
highly successful debut EP.
The new single "That's my Life" written by Brock & producer Roger
Corbett is a reflection of good old fashioned family values. It
explores the values Brock has been raised with, and encourages you
to appreciate the simple things in Life.
Have a Listen to this young impressive singer/songwriter and you
will see why That's my Life will sit perfectly on your country
For Bookings and interviews
Contact: Mike & Sonia Colley
PH: 0401 244 720
For Bookings Contact
Click here Artist Report page
NOW - EP 'WHAT A DAY' available at all good record stores
- For interviews or further information
Rebecca Urquhart McCarthy
ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (Wollongong office)
(m) 0439 730 460
- RONNI WINS AGAIN!!
Ronni Rae Rivers named
2005 WA BEST FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST
for second year in a row
The award coincides with the release of her album "Notice Me"
Ronni will be performing at:
Antill Park Golf Club, Picton, NSW - Fri 18th March from 7pm
For interviews or further information contact:
Rebecca Urquhart McCarthy
ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (Wollongong office)
(m) 0439 730 460
here Artist Report Page
- robert keith
- New single "This Time Love" out now on NFS
Video Clip on CMC soon!
Debut Album "FACE THE WORLD"
Proudly distributed through
Interviews and enquiries contact Sue at Access Management
Phone: 0413 950 098
here Artist Report Page
- James Blundell's new Album,
- Remember ’72
DALE JUNER does
After the success of his hit ‘Tahiti Tonight’
Dale’s new single
‘THAT’S HOW I REMEMBER ‘72’
has debuted onto
the Country Tracks Top 30
‘Bundy Haze’ – available through ACMEC Records
Click here Artist Report
- The long awaited Cd from
Rebecca Lee Nye
- is finally here.
The 6 Track Cd
“I started Living”
produced by Roger Corbett at Valley Studios is now
With 3 original tracks, 2 tracks written by award winning
Nashville (USA) songwriters and a rendition of the Bonnie
“It’s a Heartache”
this cd is sure to make a splash.
The first single “It’s a Heartache” will be out in
February on NfS #94
This follows up her success in Tamworth where
Rebecca qualified in the top 8 for the Grand Final of the
Telstra Road to Tamworth 2005
Keep your eyes and ears open for this fresh new Talent.
For more information contact Rebecca at
here Artist Report Page
- Paul Wookey
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- THE THINGS THAT
HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEW
US SINGER/SONGWRITER – BRIAN ELKINGTON
THE THINGS THAT MOTHERS DO
(AIR country sampler #45)
Through the partnership between Amrap (Australian Music
Radio Airplay Project) & AIR
Brian’s single is hitting radio stations across the country
- as heard on Alan Jones (2GB)
The single has been taken from Brian’s debut album ‘A MARK
Take a moment, have a listen and you’ll be surprised at ‘The
Things That Mothers Do’
For interviews or further details contact:
Rebecca Urquhart McCarthy
(m) 0439 730 460
Click here Brian's Artist Report Page
- Romeo, Romeo,
where for art thou Romeo?
The new single from 2005 TIARA Award Finalist
RONNI RAE RIVERS
NFS #93 (track 2)
from her forthcoming album
Following up on her Top 10 chart success with 'Just When I
Needed You Most',
- Ronni is set to blow you away with her
latest offering Produced by Mark Donohoe,
- 'Rodeo Romeo' features Ronni's
distinctive vocals and fiddle work
You'll have some fun with this
Click here Artist Report page
- Southbound released
their new single at Tamworth at Tangaratta
Vineyards. It's called "He's a Cowboy" and has two
songs on it. Also for fans to watch out for some big changes
to Southbound this year! Check out
- HEY COWBOY listen up…
- HEY COWBOY (Track 1 on
is the second single from STEVE GIBSON’S highly-acclaimed
‘Road To Anywhere’
This new single is a real kicker – with truths about the
rough side of roughriding!!
And the video-clip is pretty raunchy too! (rel date Feb)
a great radio track - request it now!
- The Borderers and The
- The Borderers and The
Cowsucking Cowgirls are now selling all their CDs and DVDs
the Australian independent music specialist
They also sell for a number of other acts,
including Karen Lynne, Pat Drummond, The Lawnmowers,
Andrew Clermont, Fred Pribac, Peter Hicks, Coyote Serenade.
Other news: The Borderers DVD is out now and we have it in
Toesucking Cowgirls new Release was launched at Tamworth and
they have stock
and are taking orders for delivery.
- Mal E Bull and Frank Gallen
- Mal E Bull and Frank Gallen have released
their new CD "From Scratch" that is available from the
http://frankgallen.tripod.com Already sales have
exceeded their greatest expectations mainly from overseas
where they have a big following created over the years.
here Artist Report Page
- LIZ MEYER –
JANUARY 2005 NEWS:
- THE STORM is
THE STORM: (Strictly Country Records, SCR-59)
Liz’s long-awaited studio album, to be released in Spring
Liz is backed by
- BELA FLECK, EMMYLOU HARRIS, SAM
JERRY DOUGLAS, RON BLOCK, GLEN DUNCAN, BYRON HOUSE,
STUART DUNCAN, MARK JOHNSON, MARK COSGROVE,
ROB ICKES, SHAD COBB, KENNY MALONE, CHRIS BROWN.
11 original songs by Liz Meyer + the traditional fiddle tune
(ADVANCE COPIES ARE AVAILABLE NOW – ONLY at
DAVID LEE MURPHY SIGNS WITH VITAL
To Get There”, the latest album by Nashville based singer
songwriter, David Lee
Murphy, will be released in Australia through Vital
Entertainment Solutions “It’s
All Good” quotes Billboard Magazine and they are
Top 5 Billboard hit “Loco”,
To Get There” contains the title track, co-written with Waylon
Jennings, and 11 other brand new songs written and produced by
David Lee Murphy.
launched his career in 1994 with “Just Once” from the
soundtrack of the movie 8
SECONDS and the hits have just kept coming. With songs
recorded by such American country artists as Brooks & Dunn,
Montgomery Gentry, Trick Pony, Hank Williams
Jr, and from
Australia, Adam Brand, Adam Harvey, Melinda
Schneider and Australian superstar, Lee
Kernaghan, David Lee has an enviable
Released in the
U.S. late last year, “Tryin’
To Get There” received rave
reviews and has produced 2 chart singles. As usual, the tall
dark-haired, blue-eyed singer sets his own musical direction.
His independent, in your face, no holds barred attitude is
right where the current country music pendulum is returning.
Murphy says, “There’s a whole world of people out there who’ve
always loved the rowdier side of country music. They’ll
respond to your music if it’s hard-hitting and honest” and
this new album certainly speaks to
those kinds of fans.
This is a rockin’ party record
made specially for those beer-drinkin’,
hell-raisin’ kind of country fans. He makes music for all
those folk inside and outside the city limits who like to let
their hair down on the weekend!!
This album is a “no-brainer crowd-pleaser that has “hit”
written all over it.
For further information please contact Gill Robert on 0419
For interviews please contact Ronda Toner 0408 704 345
John Wilson (from Wilson &
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As a songwriter, Merilyn confronts many subjects & this is a tongue in
cheek song about growing old - something Merilyn is happy to explore
TEN LESS CANDLES is the first single from her forthcoming album 'The
Passion' (produced by Marcus Holden)
New album - 'The Passion' out soon!!
For further information or interviews:
Rebecca Urquhart McCarthy
ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
- SPECIAL NEWS FOR "LEE KERNAGHAN" FANS
Cool Country DIRECT
has brand new copies of Lee Kernaghans DVD "Access All Area's"
This is an ideal Xmas Gift, if you looking for that Special Xmas Present
this is it
A SPECIAL COOL COUNTRY XMAS PACKAGE
Lee Kernaghan's Access all Areas DVD (normally $29.95)
Lee Kernaghan's "The Big Ones" CD (Normally $29.95)
SPECIAL PRE XMAS OFFER FOR BOTH = $55.00
plus Postage and Handling
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- Audrey Auld Mezera
"SANTA SPEND XMAS WITH ME"
Looking for a special Xmas song to fill that space between Xmas
Don't forget Track 14 of the 'Reckless Records Garage Sale' CD is Audrey
Auld singing "Santa Spend Xmas With Me"
written by Gillian Welch/Ilene Allman.
Happy Xmas and many thanks for the airplay and support you've given us at
Audrey Auld Mezera and Bill Chambers
Look out for Audrey's new video "Love
You Like The Earth"
CMC in January.
Nicki Gillis EP hot available. Get it at any of her gigs or
- via her website
- Hillbilly Heat Album
“HILLBILLY HEAT AND FRIENDS”
Have received 4 nominations in
the Victorian Country Music Awards for 2005 with their album
"Hillbilly Heat and Friends"
Nominations in the Victorian Section are:
Male Vocal - Billy Bridge - She thinks I still care
Group / Duo - Hillbilly Heat - You're the Reason
Nominations in the National Section are:
Group - Hillbilly Heat - You're the Reason
Instrumental - Hillbilly Heat - Faded Love
For more information go to
o purchase a copy of the Album contact Bruce
McKenzie on 0407351851
- John Stephen
- John Stephen's latest
hit single ‘Crying’ currently receiving widespread
TV and radio airplay as well as his forthcoming highly
- ‘Wrinkles’, a
duet with industry legend John Williamson.
- For enquiries please call 0417 484 730
- " I wish it would rain"
of Paul Wookey's CD launch in Tamworth is 10pm at the North Tamworth
Bowling Club on Monday the 17th of Jan The Album is called " I wish it would rain" and features
Bill Chambers amongst other Melbourne luminaries!
for more info
New CD “Heartbeat Highway”
is being launched at the 2005 Tamworth country music festival, on
Monday 17th January, 4pm
the Scully Room, Southgate Inn
I know the festival is always a hectic time, but i would love to have
you help me celebrate, with the Feral Swing Katz and Friends on stage.
“Heartbeat Highway” was recorded with Ferals legends Stuart French
(Producer) on guitars and backing vocals, and Michel Rose on pedal steel
and dobro. James Gillard on bass, Garry Steele on piano and accordian,
with drum details to Rudy Miranda and Joel Davis. Lifelong friends Kate
McCarthy and Doug Rowe joined in on backing vocals, with the very
talented Camille te nahu, also adding her special magic.
The mix of songs on “Heartbeat Highway” comes directly from the “live
performance” arena, with a strong roots country rockabilly retro theme.
Songs from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Iris De Ment, Patsy Montana,
Shane Howard, Bobby Darin, neil sedaka and many more
We had lots of fun recording, and we’ll have a ball playing them….I
really hope to see you there!
Phone: (02) 6684 3206 Mobile: 0429 668059
Click here artist Report Page
FOR MORE DETAILS ON ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION OR OTHER ENQUIRIES
Dale Juner's new single
How I Remember
Bobby McLeod helped launch EMI's new Christmas
- Christmas all-stars, Twelve days of Christmas' EMI, at the
Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay in Sydney on Thursday night. Bobby was just
one of many artists including, Shannon Noll, Human Nature, Jimmy Barnes,
Rob Mills, Amity Dry, Tahyna Tozzi, Todd Williams and
Glen Skuthorpe, who gave their time to appear on the CD. A portion of
the funds from this release will go to the David Peachey Foundation to
provide support to Indigenous kids from remote areas across the nation
in sport and education.
- Toe Sucking Cowgirls "Thirteen Thongs "
Produced by Richard Pleasance ( Paul Kelly, Jimmie
Little, Archie Roach, Debra Conway) and featuring the sugary pedal-steel
of Ray Cullen and mandolin by Lindsay Martin, it contains thirteen new
tracks with something for everyone…bluegrass, swing, polka, blues, ballads
and bawdy tales of lust, liquor and life on the road. We’ll be launching
Thirteen Thongs at Tamworth at only four shows,
including the famous Territory Night, so you’ll want to be early as past
shows have been chockers!
- New album out this week.
Email Gerry O'Leary
and the EP LONELY LONELY TOWN
together for $AU20.
That is a saving of $10 off the normal pack price. As my stock of both of
these CD's is nearly at an end it will be first in best dressed. If you
are looking for a gift of music for someone for Christmas or know someone
who hasn't yet got the CD then this is the perfect opportunity for them to
So if you want to take advantage of this Christmas offer call Billy on
0417 361399 or send a cheque or money order made out to Billy Bridge and
post it to PO Box 52, Laverton, Victoria, Australia, 3028.
Don't forget, if you haven't already done so sign my new guestbook.
“YOU MIGHT BE THERE”
The Flood is right on track with their latest single, the
rollicking “You Might Be There” written by lead singer Kevin Bennett.
Looking for something country!!
Check out DAVE PRIOR'S new single
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING - NFS
#92 - TRACK 7
(taken from the forthcoming album 'Barbed Wire Fences')
WA's Dave Prior is well known to fans of country music through his weekly
radio show, Coast to Coast (syndicated nationally) however Dave is also a
The single is a Haggard-style stone country song with more
than a touch of misery and featuring great pedal steel from Grammy award
winner Lucky Oceans.
Genuine country format playlist contender - music to you ears.
You can catch Dave at the Freemason's Hotel, Geraldton (WA)
every Thursday night
For interviews or further information contact:
RUM ENTERTAINMENT - ph/fax 02 4285 1461
Check out this hot new artist! Robert Keith
Fresh and exciting! Debut single
"A Cowboy Never Cries"
on NFS 92 Track 12
from forthcoming album "Face The World"
due out early 2005 - Check out clip on CMC
Interviews and enquiries contact
or phone Sue Cattanach 0413 950 098
Robert Keith Singer/Songwriter
Ph: 0401 600 956
has released a new album of his most requested songs
for his fans,
titled: "You Asked For It" - Vol 1.
"The Big Ones"
Greatest Hits Volume 1 in stores October 17th
featuring Lee's chartbusting hits
Hat Town, The Outback Club, Boys from the
Bush, She's my Ute, Three Chain Road,
Electric Rodeo, Goondiwindi Moon, The Way it
It also includes some of the songs that have
played an important role in Lee’s career, including Leave Him In The
She Waits By The Sliprails and Texas Qld 4385
as well as two new songs, Missin' Slim (with Colin Buchanan) and Down Under.
Further information can be obtained from
Drew McAlister’s debut EP released on the 1st
TANIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE
TANIA KERNAGHAN has released a new song, That's What I'm Here For,
from the CD Feeling Fiona.
The album features artists like Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool), Fiona Kernaghan,
Vika and Linda, Erik W (from 1927) Marie Wilson and many more.
"All the songs were written by my sister Fiona which makes this not only a
collectors item but a very unique CD," Tamia said.
(A.B.B.A Bush Poet Rep)
THE BRAND NEW SINGLE @ RADIO NOW!
Written by grammy award winner Jim Lauderdale and Harlan Howard
Produced by Rod McCormack
Take a listen - you'll be hooked
The video clip (filmed on Royden's property) will hit your screens soon
I'VE HAD ENOUGH (Track #9 - NFS 90)
STRUM's (Timo Tolvanen, Rob Bunt and Jeff Flood) follow up single to their
recent Top 10 country chart hit THE WEATHERMAN.
The song explores the relationship of the man on the land with his
environment. Partly inspired by a real life tragedy (Timo’s brother lost his
house in a bushfire on Christmas Day 2002), the song looks at one man’s
response to natural disasters.
The video clip to I'VE HAD ENOUGH (directed by Ross Wood) will be hitting
your screens soon!!
Have a listen and you'll see why Strum are receiving so many accolades.
The Davidson Brothers brand new single
is OUT NOW. Hamish and Lachlan have recently finished recording
their brand new single, ‘Where I Want To Be’. The single also includes a new
instrumental, ‘Hunter Valley Breakdown’. Both tracks are co-written by the
For Simon Bruce
The long awaited debut album is finished. Produced and Mixed by Nash
Chambers the album will be mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig for an early
Contact Alby Pool - 024937 1823 or
Mobile 0427 992 178
Nineteen year old Catherine 's new single
"The upside of Being Down" written by Christi and Shari
Baker has been released in the States and will be in
Australia very soon on the ABC label. She is also currently
shooting a video for the single
"The upside of Being Down". The Album will be
released early next year.
High Lonesome Hits No.2 On CMC
After 3 weeks in the charts, Jedd's clip has reached No.2!!!!!!!!!!! Well
done to all who have been requesting.
His album Transcontinental will be released in Australia this Monday, 30th,
through Sanity Stores.
Hamish and Lachlan Davidson
NEW ALBUM RELEASE
“Road To Anywhere”
Released: through RAJON MUSIC GROUP.
For further information or interviews contact Rebecca McCarthy at RUM
Entertainment, Mark Rhodes at Hi Way Entertainment or Cheri Gibson.
Rebecca McCarthy: Ph: 02 4285 1461
Mark Rhodes: Ph: 0439 624533
Cheri Gibson: Ph: 02 65 453673
The new Hillbilly Heat
album is coming out and will be available on the 6th of august.
Scroll down for more info
LOSIN' MY BLUES - new film clip
A new film clip has just hit the airwaves for FELICITY
Losin' My Blues - Felicity's beautiful rendition of a Slim Dusty
You can help support Felicity by requesting the track on CMC - the
Country Music Channel
Just click on the following link and follow the prompts. The
Artist - Felicity
Track - Loosin' My Blues (how it's spelt on website)
Her latest single 'Turn Out The Light' is currently #3 on
& she'll be performing at the "Up, Close & Personal Songwriters
Evening" at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL, Thursday 29th July -
Check out the latest news on Felicity at
For interviews or further information contact:
RUM ENTERTAINMENT - ph/fax 02 4285 1461
Travis Collins' debut video clip
"Bridge That You Won't Burn" entered the CMC Top 20
last week at #17 and has moved up another 4 places this week to #13.
Click here small song sample
Bella's first single from the album is now complete and due for
release 16th August.
The song......... About A Girl written by Lyn. This song has been a
particularly favourite with our fans and we are very excited to have as the
first single. Also a special little B side tune which we'll keep a secret at
The album still due for release 20th September and is sounding fantastic.
Almost finished. Just a few vocals and some overdubs to do and the master of
sound Mr Rod McCormack will work some more of his musical magic.
Mark Tempany Releases New Single
GOODBYE SWEET Dreams is the title of the latest
single release from 2003 Coopers Golden Saddle Award winner Mark Tempany.
The single comes from Mark's current album The Long Highway - Shoestring
THE ROAD AHEAD - RIZ HALLOWES
OUT NOW - The Road Ahead - available via
(former guitarist and songwriter of late
90's Sydney band 'Red Herring')
Photo by Barry Smith, Northern Daily Leader.
The brand new self titled album for Melbourne
band "Hillbilly Heat" is due for release this month.
Hillbilly Heat are best know for their work with Golden Guitar Finalist
Billy Bridge with whom they have toured extensively. They have also recently
performed with Troy-Cassar Daley and in Tamworth with Michael King and
The Hillbilly Heat line up is Steve Bridge on Lead Guitar, Hamish Davidson
on Fiddle and Banjo, Bruce McKenzie on Bass and Nic Pitman on drums.
The album is a collection of new original music and covers that Hillbilly
Heat incorporate in their live shows and has captured their great live
Special guests abound on the album including many tracks from Billy Bridge
and guest appearances from Adam Kilpatrick, Rebecca Lee Nye, Dave Moore, Rob
Bell and Johnny Lovett.
Produced by Billy Bridge and Andrew Rigo it is sure to be a great success
for this fun loving band of great musicians.
For information on how to get hold of the album log on to
ALISON HAS A NEW ALBUM... AND NEW-LOOK
"DAISY TRAIN" out NOW!
ALISON HAMS has officially, commercially, released her
new all-original album Daisy Train, and a new-look website in conjunction.
Details on the new album can be found at
*STOP PRESS* Official Album Launch Party for DAISY TRAIN will be held at
SOUTH WHYALLA FOORTBALL CLUB on SUN 8th AUG from 7:15pm-10:30, with Free
supper, surprises, and special guest MARK TEMPANY!
Click here Artist
Fred Eaglesmith has a new
(as yet unnamed) album due for release in September
Chambers third solo album 'Wayward Angel'
is now on sale.
The Toe Sucking Cowgirls are going into the studio to start work
on their NEW
TOMMY EMMANUEL's NEW CD "Endless Road" is now in
Many of the tracks on Endless Road are Tommy Emmanuel
originals, among them the powerful title track written during a time of
enormous change in Tommy's life.
- The Flood's New Single
- ‘Australian for Broken Heart’ is the new Flood single/EP. As well as the
title track, the CD includes two previously unreleased songs: ‘So Long’ and
‘Billy’ (a song by Kim Chesire), as well as the James Gillard favourite:
‘Andy’ (from the CD ‘Two’ - Kevin Bennett/James Gillard). Kevin Welch
& The Flood DVD: ‘Plenty of Time’ out on ‘Shock Records’ June 14
- Drums - Hayden Meggett - Greg Bird
Bass - Jason Smith - Mark Donohue
Guitar - Jason Smith - Greg Bird
Acoustic Guitar - Greg Bird
Keys - Courtney Murphy
Backing Vocals - Lucy D'Olimpio, Gemma Luxton
- and Courtney Murphy
GRAEME CONNORS has a new album set for release on June 7 titled The
Graeme has spent the past month in Nashville recording the tracks for what
is billed his "most personal and intimate album ever".
To be released on ABC Music's new adult contemporary label First Edition,
The Moment will reveal a gentler, more acoustic style of music reminiscent
of his earlier albums, particularly the multi-award winning Homeland
according to the ABC.
"The songs on The Moment, however, have moved on from the scenic images and
characters that were so evident on Graeme's early albums. Like his last
album, This is Life, they are more introspective, exploring the human
condition, interactions between people, and the way we deal with life.
Graeme describes them more as 'internal landscapes'.
"Always one of Australia's most perceptive and talented writers, Graeme has
captured some of the universal experiences on tracks like Life Ain't
Perfect, You Take The Wheel and I'm In The Middle Of This.
"The album features a song co-written with newcomer Michael Carr, Go On a
track with a compelling gospel feel and also includes a duet with Felicity
Urquhart, I Dream Of Highways."
Graeme, who has taken a long break from live touring, will be back on the
road again in early June to perform songs from the The Moment. The first leg
of the tour will take him through his home state of Queensland, starting in
Bundaberg, and ending at Twin Towns on the Gold Coast.
SARA STORER has released her first
DVD, titled Stories To Tell.
Good Morning Country
Lisa Lepore and
"Good Morning Country" is a daily breakfast show
specialising in country music and rural news. The show is broadcast via
satellite around Australia on the Community Radio Network. Featuring artists
and event interviews, country music news rural updates and breakfast banter,
the program dedicates itself to country music from both Australia and
To find out if Good Morning Country is broadcast in your area, contact your
local community station or the Community Broadcasting Association of
Australia at www.cbaa.org.au .
If you are an artist or organisation looking for national exposure through
community radio, please contact the GMC team at PO Box 564 Alexandria NSW
THE THINGS THAT MOTHERS DO’
Mothers Day Tribute …..
Recording artist Brian Elkington has released a beautifully penned song ‘The
Things That Mothers Do’, to coincide with Mothers Day.
It is a fitting tribute to the love and devotion that mothers give us all
and to the daily thankless tasks in every mother’s routine. The song is a
way of saying “thank you” and reflects the appreciation of all sons &
daughters for the sacrifices made by their parents. It’s a tribute not only
for Mothers Day - but every day!
Taken from the upcoming debut album “A Mark In Time”, produced by Michael
McGlynn, it is a refreshing example of the best of the acoustic
singer/songwriter genre. Brian paints a picture with every line.
A Minnesota native, Brian hails from the USA, and has called Sydney home for
the past 13 years.
“I hope the audience will enjoy my first single ‘The Things That Mothers
A pleasurable musical experience from the very first track, the album “A
Mark In Time” will be launched May 29th, and is available through the
Bail up, throw down your
the BUSHWACKERS "Ned" - first single "Kelly In Our Hearts" Track 4
on NFS #86.
Australian icons Ned Kelly & the Bushwackers have joined together
to produce an
album that is close to all Australian hearts.
Join the Bushies for an adventure with the legend & lovable rogue
Who else but the Bushwackers could pay homage effectively to our
greatest folk hero.
For interviews/bookings, please contact:
Rebecca Urquhart McCarthy - RUM Entertainment
(ph) 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
Available from One-Stop
Entertainment and all leading retailers
JIM HAYNES' ‘WORDS OF WISDOM’ DEBUTS AT NUMBER SIX !!!
Jim Haynes and Compass Bros Records are over the moon at Jim's new
album, Words of Wisdom, entering the ARIA Australian Country Music Chart
with a bang on debut.
The amazing entry into the charts at number six was a pleasant surprise
according to Jim, who hasn't released an album of songs for over six years.
"The songs have been working really well out on tour and that's always a
good sign," said Jim," But the response to the album is just fantastic!"
“I set out to make an album of entertaining, listenable, singable Aussie
songs for the whole family. And I wanted an album that sounded different —
one that had a very distinctive Jim Haynes sound and feel about it. The
album reflects who I am and what I do live better than anything I’ve ever
released before,” Jim said.
Words of Wisdom, is a collection of gently funny, warm, very human and
extremely appealing songs about us Aussies. .Jim Haynes’ real talent is his
ability to cut through to the heart of our national spirit - that larrikin
streak that runs through all Australians, and our strong sense of mateship
and a fair go. He has an uncanny ability to zero in on the heart of the
Aussie ethos — those little quirks and habits that make us Australian to the
”My humour and satire are meant to be gentle, to make people laugh and feel
good, said Jim, "That’s the attitude I always take in my shows, and it’s
crossed over to the music in my new album.”
Words of Wisdom is the perfect title for the new album — Jim's first on the
dynamic Compass Bros label. It's a perceptive collection of songs to make
you stop, laugh and look at life with much kinder eyes — and in these
difficult times, that’s a very wise thing to do.
That was achieved through the skill of producer Graham Thompson, who heard
the sound of a ukulele when he thought about the album.
“I’ve always really enjoyed Jim’s live performances. It’s just him and his
ukulele out front, and in that format his songs really connect,” Graham
“The audience can hear the stories, and the uke is the perfect accompaniment
because it sounds so happy. The challenge on Words of Wisdom was to put
together a collection of really appealing songs in the right musical setting
and I think we’ve achieved that.’
The spirit of the album’s been captured in the first single, ‘Half a Dozen
Stubbies in the Fridge’ - a song that celebrates the simple pleasures of
domestic life in the suburbs.
As well as the album’s 12 new songs, Words of Wisdom also features six bonus
tracks — “Buckalong”, “Don’t Call Wagga Wagga Wagga”, “Where There’s a
Will”, “Lobster and Never Flounder”, “Since Cheryl Went Feral” and
“Rindercella/ A Tairyfale”.
“They’re all songs I perform constantly on my live shows — my collection of
hits, I suppose — but most of them are almost impossible to get hold of. I
get so many emails about them that I decided to include them here,” Jim
Words of Wisdom is a warm, funny and very appealing album because it keeps
on making connections with its listeners. It's an album that’s meant to make
you smile. Isn’t that what music is all about?
Jim recently hit the road with fellow singer/songwriters Brendon Walmsley
(who features in a duet on the new album) and Michael Carr (who co-wrote
several of the songs). The second leg of the Country Muster on Tour will
kick off on June 18th, covering much of Victoria, with Felicity as a special
KASEY CHAMBERS will release her new CD "Wayward Angel" on May 31.
May 10th "Like A River" will be the first track to go to radio May 10th.
Chambers is having a "sale" of Kasey's merchandise, so if you want to score a bargain email her direct at
NANCY Sinatra has recorded a version of
Kasey's hit song Barricades & Brickwalls with Lee Hazelwood.
"Nancy & Lee 3" This was co-written by Kasey and her
dad Bill Chambers.
Leisa Jackwitz has just released
her debut CD album.
This CD contains 11 tracks and contains a good variety and mix of
differing country styles .. from cover versions of old standards by Patsy
Cline etc ... a yodel track .. comedy tracks .. and power ballads. There are
5 original songs on this album written by Leisa herself.
(01) You're The Reason [B. Edwards / M. Imes / F. Henley / T. Fell]
(02) Cowboy Hat [L. Jackwitz] - Country Rock
(03) If You've Got Leavin' On Your Mind [Pierce / Walker]
(04) Gert The Flirt From Back O' Bourke [L. Jackwitz] - Country Comedy
(05) Could I have This Dance [Anne Murray]
(06) Lovesick Blues [C. Friend / I. Mills]
(07) You Were There [L. Jackwitz] - Power Ballad (Brilliant song)
(08) If You Want It [L. Jackwitz] - Country Rock
(09) Heartache Tonight [D. Henley / G. Frey / B. Seger / JD Souther]
(10) Tell Me [L. Jackwitz] - Power Ballad (Brilliant song)
(11) Chime Bells [Miller / Brit] - Yodel
MUSICIANS - Marc Lea (Acoustic, Electric,Bass & Lap Slide Guitars, Banjo,
Drums & Harmonies) - Ray Cullen (Pedal Steel) - Steve Van Der Weyer (Piano)
- Billy T. (Pedal Steel) - Andrew Kucks (Piano) - Michael O'Rourke (Vocals &
Harmonies - Duet Track 10)
ORDERING INFO - Please send Australian Money Order only to the value
of $22 made payable to LEISA JACKWITZ .. together with your name and postal
address to :- Leisa Jackwitz, 13 Douglas Avenue, Laidley. Queensland 4341
Travis Sinclair and Sovereign
Announces the first collaboration between Travis Sinclair and Sovereign in a
remake of the classic Everly Brothers hit,
“All I Have To Do Is Dream”.
In 1958 Felice and Boudleaux Bryant gave the Everly Brothers the hit that
was to be the signature song of their careers. Over the years it has
reappeared on the charts in multiple hit versions by Richard Chamberlain;
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Bobbie Gentry; Glen Campbell; Andy Gibb and
This collaboration by two of Australia’s hottest talents places this remake
alongside the Everly Brothers original. The blending of the four voices has
resulted in a multi-layered harmony tune that will capture you from the
beginning. Garth Porter has produced another hit by combining the vocals of
these four talented musicians.
“All I Have To Do Is Dream”, is track 8 on NFS 86 or can be heard at
STRUM "THE WEATHERMAN" - TRACK 1 - NFS #86
the follow-up single to 'The Southerly', from their self-titled album
Troy's Borrowed & Blue album.
A collection of Troy's Cassar-Daley favourite songs
songs that have influenced him, been favourites of his live shows and songs
that simply hold a very special place in his heart the album was released
19th April on the Essence/EMI label.
TROY CASSAR-DALEY has just finished
recording his new album to be released on the Essence/EMI label in April.
The album is a collection of Troy's favourite songs according to a story on
his website http://www.troycassardaley.com.au ,
"songs that have influenced him, been favourites of his live shows and hold
a very special place in his heart".
To add to "the fun of recording tracks paying homage to such musical masters
as Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and Slim Dusty (to name a few)"
Troy called in the musical expertise of some of his all-time local musical
heroes, with Shane Howard, Don Walker, Paul Kelly, Ian Moss, Anne
Kirkpatrick and the Dead Ringer Band all contributing their talents.
The album was produced by Nash Chambers at Beach House Studios and the Music
Cellar on the Central Coast. Musicians were Tim Wedde, Bill Chambers, Mick
Albeck, Dave Ellis, Mark Myer, Mark Punch and Rod McCormack.
“The Bush Dance” is the third single
lifted from Darren Coggan’s outstanding album “Balancing Act” and features
the diverse talents of Dobe Newton, founding member of legendary Australian
band “The Bushwackers”.
Produced by 2002 CMAA record producer of the year, Nash Chambers, "Balancing
Act" contains twelve powerful new songs that are bold, spirited and
For further information on
The Neil Clugston Organisation P/L (NCO)
Ph: 61-2-95523277 Fx: 61-2-95523713
Sensational Aussie Country Music Singer / songwriter, Col Finley
heads back to the USA for a 3 week stay to promote his Brand New, Full
Flavoured Album ('only the truth') and Showcase his talent at the Blue Bird
Cafe, appearing with Jimmy Dean Hicks 25th March, the Tin Roof and Douglas
Corner 27th March. Nashville Look out..... An artist not to be missed, Col
Finley is on his way to new heights and there's just no stopping him. Col,
joined by Manager/Producer Michael Flanders will also be appearing at
South-by-South West in Austin Texas. For further information or a taste of
Col's amazing talent, please do not hesitate to contact New Breed Recordings
P/L at any time. ( Erin Balcke 0401588425 or
email@example.com ) For bookings or management contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or to join the fan club and
receive up to date info contact Erin at
His debut single “A Man Is Not A
Camel” is track 10 on the latest NFS 86. This single is from his debut EP of
the same title and contains four songs co-written with the award-winning
producer, Garth Porter. Tom’s forthcoming album SMACK BANG! is due for
release in April/May 2004. Keep an eye out for the video.
& THE ENGINEERS
“ Feel like dancing ?
Well here is an album you
Can dance to all night long “
& THE ENGINEERS
HONKY TONK HARDWOOD FLOOR
CD only $20 Available at all shows
You Can Record With Chartsong
Stuart Stuart has space available for May/June 2004. If you are
interested in recording your music properly, and taking the next step with
your career, please send us a tape/CD. Stuart is very particular about who
and what he works with, but at the very least, you'll get some feedback on
your music. Our address is 'Chartsong, PO Box 1944, Carindale Centre, 4152'.
more info - our website has been revised and revamped, so check it out.
You can also contact Sharon Benjamin direct
for a copy
EMI TO RELEASE "SLIM'S UNFINISHED SYMPHONY"
MEANWHILE, EMI Music Australia, Slim Dusty's record label for nearly 61
years, has set March 1 to release the final recording sessions the country
music master was working on virtually right up to the eve of his passing on
September 19, 2003.
"Slim was determined, regardless of his failing health, to record a new
album while all along knowing it could well be his last," said EMI Artist &
Repertoire Manager Chris O'Hearn. "Like everything Slim did during his
career, he was always looking forward and had a belief that each new album
he commenced was going to be better than any predecessor.
"Even after all the possible accolades, millions of sales, multi-platinum
awards and a record 106 album releases, Slim never lost that belief and
dogged determination. He always set out to achieve his best and this was
certainly true even down to the recording sessions for his 107th album
release," Chris said.
"Sadly, Slim didn't quite finish the album, but without a doubt what was
recorded is unquestionably some of the best material of his career. And with
this belief in mind, it was decided by the family and EMI Australia that his
many fans should have the opportunity to hear the Master's 'Unfinished
Symphony' exactly as it was recorded."
The resulting album is aptly titled Columbia Lane - The Last Sessions.
Columbia Lane was Slim's nickname for his beloved home studio where all
these recordings took place. It was also the name of a laneway that held
special significance for Slim as it was the route he ventured down so many
times, on his way to the old Regal Zonophone Recording Studios at Homebush
in Sydney back in the early days of his career.
The specially priced album features seven definitive new slim recordings
including songs from some of his favourite songwriters including James
Blundell (Nature's Gentleman ), John Dohling, Ace Fender and Don Walker (Get
Along). This track was Slim's last actual recording.
Answer To Billy, the first single from Columbia Lane - The Last Sessions is
being distributed to radio today.
& Tracy Lee Killeen
NFS Release # 85
SweeneyKilleen are back with their third single release 'Working Man',
from their debut album 'FUN'.
2003 was a standout year for Sweeneykilleen (Nikki Sweeney and Tracy
Killeen) with major festivals like the Gympie Muster and Mildura, but
right near the top of the list has to be the chart success of their last
single Plastic Princess. The song rose to a top 20 slot on the national
country charts, making their familiar smiles even bigger.
The energy and talent of this duo is well recognised by the country
industry and fans alike, and their album continues to receive
enthusiastic reviews from around the nation.
After two highly charged singles, the pair settles back with the
powerful 'Working Man', one of their most requested songs at their live
shows, and it is their salute to all the hard working men and women
throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Working Man', a song close to our hearts, as we both come from families
with a strong work ethic - farming to be specific. It is one of our
requested songs at our live shows, and is our salute to all the hard
men and women throughout Australia and New Zealand.
... so please play it loud and proud!!
Thanking you for your support of our first singles Fun and Plastic
hoping you can continue that support with track 12 on Nfs 85, the
I am an 18 yo singer/songwriter in country
music. I am Australian (currently living in Newcastle, although I am an
ex-Tamworth Citizen) and I have recently released my new EP, 'Turning
Point'. I am an independent artist and the CD includes 6 tracks titled;
1.Tell The Rain (written for the drought)
2. Get me a Cowboy
4. Stockman's Cry
5. Out of Sight
6. Drifting Away
I wrote all of the songs and it is my second cd. My first was an album
titled 'Pallamallawa' back in 2002.
My website is
www.oliviaguthrie.cjb.net and there is a picture of the front cover of
attached if you could use it. The CD is available to buy for $15.00
(includes postage and handling)
- Benn Joel - New
- DEBUT single out very soon.
- "LEAD THE WAY"
NEW website for Benn Joel :
www.bennjoelweb.cjb.net so please check it out, it
features all new pages and info for those people who know and want
to know who Benn Joel is.
DEBUT single is to be out very soon. LEAD THE WAY is a catchy and
very open single and its to be for sale from the site in early 2004.
ORGANISING gigs for himself, Benn Joel has been kept in good books
with all sorts of people including Fisk and Christian who are
meeting and inviting Benn to their ALBUM LAUNCH and said to be
keeping Benn's name for future gig appearances.
- JUNE 6- MANILLA BOWLING CLUB 8pm- 10:30.
(with regs team)
JUNE 7- JOE MAQUIRES HOTEL TAMWORTH 12PM- 12AM
(with julie bevitt).
Martin Oakes "Pomany", Widden Valley Via Denman NSW 2328
"STAY ALL NIGHT"
Click on Photo to buy CD
The Davidson Brothers new album, STAY ALL NIGHT, is
set for release on 15 October!
Please visit www.HamishDavidson.com
for more information!
Expect to hear some fresh bluegrass, western swing and blues.
"Blistering bluegrass and masterful playing from two of the hottest
young pickers in the land" - Lee Kernaghan, August 2003
You can pre-order your copy by sending a cheque of $33
PO Box 1029
CDs available at gigs, and soon in good record stores.
Johnny Cash five-CD boxed Set
A 104-page clothbound book is included in the new Johnny Cash five-CD
set, "Unearthed," set for November 25th release.
The book features one of Cash's final interviews, in which he and
record producer Rick Rubin talk about coming together, selecting songs and
creating what became a monumental body of work. The interview also includes
comments from Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Tom Petty and more. An added
highlight is a track-by-track discussion of each song by Cash, Rick Rubin
- LOOKING FORWARD TO RECORDING THE NEXT RECORD NEXT MONTH, IT WILL BE
RELEASED AT TAMWORTH AND IS A COLLECTION OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS TEX DUBBO
FANS WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
MERLE, LEFTY, WILLIE,GEORGE, SLIM JOHNNY CASH TOO MANY TO LIST WILL KEEP
TROY CASSAR- DALEY
Trevor Knight "Across the Miles"
02 4464 3366
P.O. 289 Berry NSW 2535
Independent Album of the year
Sandra - Every Road - Produced by Bill Chambers
announced Fri Sept 12th at the TSA Competition in Launceston, Tasmania
Duet with Bill Chamber's, "Love on the Side" written by Allan Webster
2nd Place in Recorded Original Compositions
Sandra with be appearing at the Mildura Country Music Festival,
check web site for dates and other information
NEW COUNTRY ALBUM FOR KAREN LYNNE
2003 brings forth a real treat with the release of SECOND WIND, the long
awaited solo album from Karen Lynne. The album is in fact her fourth album
(the previous two being collaborative offerings) but being her first solo
album in four years it has taken some time, and is definitely worth the
wait. To say this album is her "career" album is a fact even more remarkable
given that it comes so closely on the heels of her critically acclaimed
bluegrass album BLUE MOUNTAIN RAIN, a highly successful foray into bluegrass
music (with Martin Louis & Sydney bluegrass band Acoustic Shock). This album
achieved 3 chart hits, no less than 9 Award nominations and an award win for
Best Independent Release in this year's Victorian Country Music Awards.
SECOND WIND, however, is a return to a country music format and most
surprisingly it even edges into some mainstream country with tracks such as
Rodney Crowell's This Man I Love and the Kim Richey/Al Anderson penned Heart
Of A Heartache but there is still plenty of traditional country there also
to keep her long time supporters happy. There are 14 tracks encompassing a
variety of styles and a good balance of tempos from the very traditional,
almost bush ballad sound of The Outback's Been Getting the Rain (penned by
Pat Drummond) to the strong contemporary feel of This Man I Love; from the
gentle acoustic, almost blue-grassy feel of the title track Second Wind to
the almost retro country swing of I'll Just Pretend, a song that you'd swear
came from the long lost era of Patsy Cline and such singers with that famous
country cry in their voices.
Once again the album contains a healthy share of Australian penned songs
including a choice few from Karen's own hand - co-writes with previous
collaborator Heather Field and also with Mark Selby, Ashley Gorley and Keith
Anderson. Produced by HERM KOVAC, the album has a beautifully warm and
polished sound which compliments but does not overpower the gentle
vulnerability of Karen's superb vocals and an extra richness of flavour has
been given by adding vocal collaborations with well known Australian male
vocalists, Bill Chambers and Grant Richardson, with an equally pleasing
It has been five years now since the release of her debut album LABOUR OF
LOVE which contained three chart hits and which landed her the first of many
Australian Country Music & other Award nominations and since then Karen has
continued to gain tremendous support from broadcasters and fans alike. This
album is special and shows yet another side of this superb vocalist who
delights in taking us by surprise with her ever-changing style. Kovac's
exceptional arrangements along with Australia's top musicians, Karen's
amazing vocal ability and her very individual approach to even those tracks
we may have heard from other artists, make this album an absolute treat.
SECOND WIND will certainly expand and consolidate Karen's fan base
enormously. It is a beautiful piece of Australian Country Music recording
and it will be one of the major country albums of 2003.
For More Info Contact Karen Lynne Music - (02) 4757 3292 or Shoestring
Records - (02) 4784 1950
The Fiddlers Festival's
new CD GET REEL
That's right! The Fiddlers
Festival's new CD GET REEL received **** (FOUR STARS!) from John Shand's
review in the Sydney Morning Herald (Metro Section) on Friday 29th August!
We were all performing at the Gympie Muster when the sms's of congrats came
through. While at the festival, we were filmed by the ABC "Landline" Program
and will be appearing as part of their Gympie Special on ABC TV (Nationally)
on Sunday September 7th, between 12noon and 1pm.
Here's what John said...."This new one from Marcus Holden's band Fiddlers
Festival just leaps from the speakers. Once again, the repertoire is
wonderfully, irreverently eclectic. For instance, it surges from PRESIDENT
GARFIELD'S HORNPIPE into IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)
without blinking an eye. The folk, jazz, bluegrass, rock and tango standards
are perfectly happy in each other's company. Throughout the album, Holden's
marvellous violin swoons and and sighs, swaggers and strikes sparks, even
becoming ominously electrified on MUSICAL PRIEST PATRS 1 and 2. It's funny,
sad and full of surprises."
GET REEL and other Fiddlers Festival CD's STRUNG OUT and FIDDLERS FESTIVAL
LIVE! are available from the website
www.fiddlersfestival.com or HMV stores.
FEAST OF FIDDLERS is available from ABC shops. Keep on fiddling.
Tex Morton Tribute Album (Attitude
Music & Publishing)
The CD features some of Australia's Country Stars.
Arthur Blanch (Old Shep), James Blundell, Bill Chambers, Terry Gordon and
the Holdens plus more.
THE SONGS OF FRED
EAGLESMITH : A TRIBUTE
SLAID CLEAVES : White
KASEY CHAMBERS & BILL CHAMBERS : Carter
JEFF PLANKENHORN : Thirty Years of Farming
TEDDY MORGAN : Bell
GURF MORLIX : 49 Tons
OUTLAW FAMILY BAND : I'm Just Dreaming
ROBBIE FULKS : Flowers In The Dell
HILLBILLY WINOS : Drive-In Movie
MARY GAUTHIER : Your Sister Cried
CHARLIE PIERCE : Thinking
AUDREY AULD : He's a Good Dog
ROD PICOTT : Pontiac
REX HOBART & LEE GUTOWSKI : Drinking Too Much
JAY BENNETT : Angel of the Lord
OLD NO. 8 : Indiana Road
Available through Reckless Records
The Tribute price is $28 plus $3 postage.
PO Box 298
Marrickville NSW 1475
Fax : 0295578546
Ph: 0418 972 019
Jimmy Little's Latest Album
THE FIRST single from
Jimmy Little's latest album Down The Road has been released.
Written by Troy Cassar-Daley and Don Walker, the song, the album's title
track, is also a duet with Troy. When Jimmy invited Troy to sing
on the recording, the response was immediate and strong: "I'd be honoured to
sing with you, Uncle Jimmy." The album is due for release on the
ABC Country label on September 1.
The album features duets with a number of
artists, including reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Melinda Schneider
and, of course, Troy, who this year took out three Golden Guitars in
Tamworth including Male Vocalist of the Year. Also featuring on the album
are Jimmy's grandson James Henry and the McClymont sisters, Brooke,
Samantha, and Mollie.
EP Available only at
PO Box 533 Broome WA 6725
Drums - Rudy Mirando
Bass - Ian Lees
Pedal Steel - Michel Rose
Fiddle - Mick Albeck
Harmonies - Camille Te Nahu & Stuart French
Electric and Acoustic Guitars Stuart French
Killarney in Ireland
Feargal Courtney from Killarney in Ireland. and wife, Nicola are songwriters
and have put together a demonstration CD with different examples of
different types of songs. They would love a radio station to play the
The songs are available to download on their site at
Email for a copy of
Corb Lund Band
"FIVE DOLLAR BILL"
"So rudely interrupted" is available
in Australian record stores via MGM
Distribution, and will be released Sept. 16 in Canada on True North Records
Brenda Biseau at True North
Tel: 416.596.8696 Ext 225 Email
POWER WINDOWS is
the second single lifted from Darren Coggan's new album Balancing Act.
French producing album for Daniel Thompson at his "Swingin' Doors" Studio
Negotiations underway to organise a meeting to talk about a new album for
the Feral Swing Katz.
QUILL + TOLHURST CD so rudely interrupted
* ABC Network Radio's Saturday Night Country from 10 p.m., till midnight
Saturday July 19, with host John Nutting, will feature a segment on the new
Quill + Tolhurst album and a live interview with Greg and Kerryn. Internet
listeners can go to:
www.abc.net.au/snc/default.htm for live streaming audio.
* Bay FM 99.9FM's The Cowboy's Sweetheart roots and country music show,
from 10 a.m. till noon Saturday, July 26 in Byron Bay, N.S.W., with host
Carrie Delzoppo, will feature a special segment on Greg and Kerryn, with
tracks from so rudely interrupted as well as some of the best of Country
Radio and The Dingoes. Go to
www.byronbaynow.com/bayfm.html for information.
Charlie Landsborough will perform a series of dates in
Australia next month.
Supported by Sara Storer, Charlie will be performing at venues through NSW
and the ACT. During his trip, he will be promoting his new album
Movin' On (released by ABC Music) which has been critically acclaim
The Send It Down Hughie CD
featured some of the country's brightest new country music stars including
Adam, Melinda and Grant, along with Kasey Chambers, Brendon Walmsley and
Darren Coggan, as well as country greats such as Slim Dusty, John
Williamson and Graeme Connors.
Greg Champion" can be obtained through Greg’s website at
Fiddlers Festival CD Launch "Get
Reel" - Basement Circular Quay Monday 23rd June
Sydney Bookings 92512797 $15 (CD's $30)
PO Box 430 Croydon Park NSW 2133.
Laurel Edwards (Mrs. Troy Cassar-Daley) debut album
came out this week "When a Heart Learns to Fly" and is selling
really well and getting a great response. Troy, enjoying being a guitarist on the album also gets to
sing a duet with Laurel "Hoping That you're Hoping". (A
Louvin Brothers song) .
APRA AWARD FINALISTS
KASEY CHAMBERS again
leads the running for country finalists in the 2003 APRA Music Awards.
Kasey's Golden Guitar
winning song Not Pretty Enough has been named a finalist in two
categories, Song of the Year and Most Performed Australian Work.
In the Most Performed
Country Work category, Kasey has scored a record three of the five
finalist nominations with A Million Tears, If I Were You and
Not Pretty Enough, all her own work.
Other finalists in the
country category are Adam Brand with New England Highway (written
by Adam and Michael Carr) and Brendon Walmsley with Never Never (written
Recipients of the
Songwriter of the Year, the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Achievement
and the Breakthrough Award (determined by the APRA Board of Directors)
will be announced on the night of the 2003 APRA Music Awards, Monday, May
CAPITOL/EMI will release True
Blue Two the follow up to John Williamson's very successful True
Blue album in August.
WILD TURKEY BAND
Debut Album OUT NOW!!
featuring Benjy Pocock, Sonia Kildey and Mick McCartin
$25 including postage & handling.
to order send money to:
Wild Turkey Band
C/- Benjy Pocock
29/2-6 Glen Court
MARCOOLA Q 2564
Let's Promote Australia's Finest Independent Artists!!
Haynes Live - 'Life’s A Laugh!'
album from the ‘Clown Prince’ of Aussie Country
album is an hour of Jim Haynes doing what he’s become famous for...
being funny on stage... making people laugh talking about the CWA,
chokos, kids, aging and life in general. Jim’s realistic, conversational
humour connects with Aussie audiences - and it always has that ring of
are popular sketches with Montague Fortescue, the nit-picking nerd who
wants everything to be politically correct. There are also some ‘Top Ten
Countdowns’ .... Jim’s famous and hilarious collections of real-life
says, ‘This CD is for all the people who asked to have ‘the funny
bits’ to take home. I didn’t intend becoming a comic performer, I was
a singer ... and I’m still not sure what happened. I started to talk to
audiences when someone in the band broke a string, then somehow the
shows changed until there was one serious song in a two hour show!"
the Big Bush Brekky Shows came ‘Top Ten Countdown’, ‘Joke of the DayÕ
and, of course, Montague Fortescue. This album contains all these and more
É it's proof that Aussies love to laugh at themselves and nothing is
as funny as real life.
HAYNES has won ‘Comedy Song of the Year’ at the Tamworth Festival four
times, including ‘Since Cheryl Went Feral’, which was No 1 on the
Australian Country Charts for 5 weeks in 1996.
has appeared many times on television, is the resident Australiana
Humourist on Radio 2UE and originated Breakfast Shows at The Tamworth
Country Music Festival where he hosts ‘The Big Bush Brekky Show’
of many successful books of verse and humour, Jim is, as National Party
President Helen Dickie says, "... simply the best genuine Australian
Comic Entertainer we have."
has been a very busy boy recording his
debut album "DEEP SPIRIT"...it will feature 12
self penned tracks. He is only 15 and has a performers life.
Besides Tamworth 2003 Benn-joel has been working on his writing and singing.
He has performed his MAJOR track off the album called
"BUS RIDE" and everybody likes it.
single will be for sale with the album in Feb.
teenager Josh Canning has completed and is releasing his debut
Country Music C D titled “STRONG ENOUGH”
The E P was co-produced by Bill Chambers and Audrey
Josh will also be promoting it at the 2003 Tamworth festival. The C
D will be launched at Josh’s gig at The Pub on Sunday afternoon 19th
of Jan at 2.00 pm
Josh has also arranged a promotion at the “LAUNCHING PAD” during
the festival. This is at the A C M F building in Brisbane Street on
Tuesday 21st at 2.00 pm.
The C D sells for $12.00 and will be available during the Tamworth
festival at Grace Bros, The Pub and The Launching Pad or through
Josh on 0414474108 or at email@example.com
- Andrew Clermonts Albums
- "Reeling in the Big one"
- Andrew Clermont and Parris Macleod
- "Totally Gourdgeous"
- Penelope Swales,
Andrew Clermont, Mal Webb, Carl Pannuzzo
- "The Longing"
has finally finished their CD, and have now got a website up and
The website is linked to an on-line Cd site called "iuma".
www.iuma.com/ The CD is available at ALL
- Country artists sing up a stormAs drought affects an
incredible 99 per cent of NSW, Australia¹s country artists are singing
up a storm.
³Send It Down Hughie², a new specially compiled
country CD funded by CRT, Toyota, One Steel, Waratah and Bayer Crop
Science, will hopefully provide some relief to drought-stricken farmers.
The CD features some bright young country music artists including Kasey
Chambers, Adam Brand and Melinda Schneider, as well as some long
standing greats like Slim Dusty, John Williamson and Graeme Connors.
The CD is the brainchild of Grant Richardson, a horse breaker, shearer
and country singer from NSW¹s Central West, who empathised with farmers¹
difficulties and felt he should and could do something.
He convinced TEN Southern Cross, Rural Press, Radio 2UE
and rural suppliers to fund the manufacture, marketing and distribution
costs of the CD so that most of the net funds could be donated to
CD producer Barry Harley, Rural Press Agricultural Publishing Group
Marketing Manager, said ³Even if the heavens opened up tomorrow, it
would take at least 12 months for most to recover, for some it could be
³This CD is a small gesture from the country music community (who
have donated their tracks), CRT, Toyota, One Steel, Waratah and Bayer
Crop Science to lend a hand to farmers and rural people in need,² he
The album features 20 artists with selected tracks that either reflect
the struggle on the land or have a special association for the artist.
The 20 track ³Send It Down Hughie² CD is available now and features
tracks from Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, Gina Jeffreys, Adam Brand,
Beccy Cole, Slim Dusty, Felicity, Troy Cassar-Daley, Luke O¹Shea, Lyn
Bowtell, Bushwackers, Darren Coggan, Graeme Connors, Adam Harvey, Dale
Juner, Karen Lynne, Crosby Sisters, Melinda Schneider, Brendon Walmsley
and Grant Richardson.
It is packaged with a 12-page booklet and will sell for $25 (plus $3
P&H) on 1800 030 080 or any good record store.
- For more information, photos or a copy of the CD please call:
- Barry Harley € P- 02 4570 4836 € M - 0418
658673 € E -
of Dogwater CD
- CD Available
original and traditional bluegrass music
Moffitt, Kate McCarthy
Bradridge, Jenny Shimmin
Mercer, Billie McCarthy and Michael Vidale
offer for advanced purchases
- $25 incl
Donna Boyd who has just returned
from USA - she has just released her new album.
CRAKAJAK HAS released a
new EP, the band's sixth release in six years.
Available as a bonus
disc for buyers of the latest Crakajak album Long Long Way From Home,
the EP contains five tracks... Little Town I Call Home,The Lunge
(an instrumental), Sweet At A Time Of Bitterness, Crak A Jak Daniels
With Me (described as the band's "popular live anthem and a new
hillbilly dance mix of City Train.
ALLAN Caswell has a new release out on
the Shoestring label.
Described as a blend of country music and
rock and roll, the album is titled Don't Count On It and is the
result of a collaboration between one of Australian country music's top
singer/songwriters (Allan) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buzz Bidstrup
(ex the Angels, GANGgajang).
JIMMY LITTLE has a new
album out Jimmy Little's Passage: 1959-2001.
The Ghost of Lost Creek Road
CD out now
Laughing Outlaw Records Lorcd- 028 through Didgeridoo
"This guy was born to write songs that you'd want to hear on
your car stereo as you hit the road...." - Brent
- "A genuine talent for compelling narrative, some truly exceptional
brushes with lyrical genius - the urban country experience has
- never sounded so appealing" -
MW, Americana UK
- Dale Hooper
- DALE HOOPER
has just released a new single titled "Miracles
Are True". If the
recent comments and demand for purchase are any indication, he will be
certain to gain Chart success with this song.
- "Miracles Are True"
was written by Rick Buck from Pennsylvania USA.
- Rick is a member of the USA based band,
"Country Legend", who are backing Dale on this single.
"Country Legend" have been the opening act for the likes
of; George Jones, The Oakridge Boys, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Diamond
Rio and Billy Ray Cyrus, just to name a few.
- So impressed were "Country
Legend" (and many others in USA's recording land) with Dale Hooper's
vocal qualities, they asked him to record a entire album with them.
Of course the answer was YES!
- The new album will be titled:
"Heroes, Legends, Friends" and is due for release February 2003. The
album has been 12 months in the making and Dale feels it's his best
work to date. The album will include 4 more original songs by Rick
Buck + a few other surprises. Keep your eyes/ears open for this one
early next year!!
- "Cut Above Entertainment"
- Ph 0414 852563
- Dusty Rankin & Val Phelan
- "Twenty Of The Best" Dusty
Rankin. and also cd's & tapes Dusty Rankin & Val Phelan "
After 50 years" The cd's are selling for $15.00 each. The tapes
$10.00 each. Write to Postal address is PO Box 19
Avenel. Vic. 3664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tomkins Showcase -Volume One
- A NEW CD Tomkins Showcase Volume One was
launched in Sydney last Thursday during the popular Canterbury Country
which, this month, was titled, appropriately, a "Tomkins Guitar
- The CD features performances by many of
the great singers, songwriters and instrumentalists that play guitars and
basses made by our Australia's own master craftsman Allan Tomkins. Of the
24 tracks, 13 are brand new recordings and 11 specially selected cuts.
Twenty-two local artists and four American acts are featured.
- On the launch night, several of the
artists on the CD performed live to a huge crowd, including Glen Bain, Lyn
Bowtell, Gary Brown, Allan Caswell, Dwayne Elix, Keith Glass, Bob Howe and
Hillbilly Heaven, Graham G Toole and Rob Wilson. They were joined by
several other Tomkins players, included Peta Caswell, Debra Dicembre,
Steve Forde & The Flange and Jack Pledge.
- THE FIRST single from
Sara Storer's new album Beautiful Circle is to be released later
- Camille Te Nahu
- This record was made by Stuie French, Nash Chambers, Jeff McCormack,
Andy Morgan-Collins, Glen Hannah, Michel Rose, Doug Gallacher, Audrey
Auld, Bill Chambers, Rod McCormack, Dave Ellis, Chris Haigh, Bill Risby
and Meeli. Recorded at Swingin' Doors, The Music Cellar and the Beach House.
Mixed by Jeff McCormack and Mastered by Rick O'Neil
- Catherine Britt will be recording her new
album over in Nashville. Sir Elton John, who's been
keeping in touch with Catherine, looks highly likely to record a duet with
her for the new album.
- Karen Lynne's new
Album "Second Wind"
It is on schedule for a November 1st Release it's really
- different and may surprise you - but still as
country as ever,...
- Please don't expect Bluegrass,... Karen
has done her best to make this album distinctly different
to the last one and does not want them compared in any way.
however,.. I haven't abandoned my love of Bluegrass - it's still very
much alive and subject to available funds we are indeed planning another
- Kasey's "Behind The
- Kasey's "Behind The
Barricades" DVD release date 14th October - EMI Music
- This DVD is a fascinating look into
her life and the spectacular way her solo career developed.
- Keep an eye out for Carter & Carter's next
due for release in early November.
- Kindest regards
- David Quinn
- THE CARTWHEELS
- THE CARTWHEELS,
featuring former Sparnetts members Dave Patterson and Wendy Phypers and
their nine-year-old son drummer Charley Phypers, have recorded a song for
the new ABC compilation The Moving Breeze.
- Titled On The Edge,
the song was recorded and produced by Joe Camilleri at his Woodstock Studio
in Melbourne and has already received national airplay.
- The band has already been
booked for appearances at West Leagues and Tamworth RSL for the January 2003
Tamworth Country Music Festival.
- EMI MUSIC will release Kasey Chambers'
first DVD Behind The Barricades on October 14.
- Johnny Farnham records Melinda's Song
- AUSTRALIAN MUSIC legend John Farnham has
recorded a Melinda Schneider song on his new, as yet untitled, album to be
released in October. The track Eternally was
written by Melinda and James Roche from Melbourne.
- Lee Kernaghan
- LEE KERNAGHAN has
debuted at number one on both the All-Australian
and Australian International country charts with his new album Electric
Rodeo. The album has
also entered the mainstream albums chart at number five.
- Electric Rodeo was
launched just two weeks ago on John Nutting's national ABC country music
radio program Saturday Night Country
- Bill Chambers New CD
- This year sees the long awaited release of Bill Chambers' solo album
"Sleeping With The Blues"
You might expect a hard-core hillbilly/honky tonk album from Bill but
you'll discover there's more to Bill's songwriting and playing than
strictly traditional country music. His musical influence on the
Dead Ringer Band and Kasey's music will be apparent after listening to
this album. But it's Bill's songwriting that sets this album apart
from his previous collaborations. Where once he wrote of his place
in this country, these new songs reflect the landscape of his heart.
Bill's talents on guitar, dobro and lap steel are showcased beautifully,
without being overdone - a difficult feat to achieve for an album that's
self-produced. The album includes a duet with Kasey "Stories We Could
Tell" (her first recording since Talon was born), an acoustic track
from the Dead Ringer Band "Hold You In My Heart" and the honky
tonkin' "The Whiskey Isn't Working" from Bill & Audrey.
While most of the songs are Bill's own, there are exceptional covers of
"I Drink" written by Mary Gauthier and Fred Eaglesmith's
"Big Ass Garage Sale".
"SLEEPING WITH THE BLUES" by Bill Chambers
1. Dreamin' About Texas
2. I Drink
3. Devil's Bell
5. Gimme One More Chance
6. Stories We Could Tell (with Kasey Chambers)
7. Sleepin' With The Blues
8. The Whiskey Isn't Workin' (with Audrey Auld)
10. Big Ass Garage Sale
11. Hold You In My Heart (with Dead Ringer Band)
12. The Last Thing I Expected
Send your cheque/postal order for $32 ($27.28 for CD + $2.72 GST + $2.00
postage) made out to Reckless Records.
PO Box 298
Marrickville NSW 1475
Fax : 0295578546
Please include your name and return
Or if you'd like to pay by credit card, email or fax the following details
to 02 9906 5466 :
Name on Card
You might say this album has taken a life time to make.
It was worth the wait.
PO Box 298
Marrickville NSW 1475
Fax : 0295578546
Ph: 0418 972 019
- Gina Sterling
- Gina Sterling's Album "Two Mothers". It is now completed
and will be having a launch to get this Cd out there. Gina said it
was fun working with Michael Fix and all the boys and they made her first
venture into a recording studio a lot of fun. Gina did not sign up
with Aussie Independent Music Publishers as it was a step she was not
ready to take on yet but will keep them in mind if needing a publisher.
Quote from Gina "Love your rage pages I get so much information
from them and even found a songwriting competition to enter".
- Gina Sterling
- Gina Sterling with her
administration details of her forth coming release of CD titled, 'TWO
- The CD is set for release within
the next 2-3 weeks and features 7 original songs penned by Gina including
the 2002 TSA Salute the Songwriters "Song of the Year" recipient,
"Two Mothers" a heartfelt ballad detailing the emotional
side from both mothers in an "adoption" case. Also
on the CD is a fantastic "modern" western number titled,
"Yellow Gold". This song won "2001
Runnerup NZ Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year Award"
- The CD was recorded at
"Parklands Studio", Brisbane, produced and engineered under the
expert supervision of Micheal Fix (who also played along with the guitar,
many other percussion instruments on the CD) and features the expert musicianship
of people such as, Rickii Chaplin, Michele Rose, Marcus Holden and others..
Backing vocals are, Nicholas and Tracey-Maree Houia ( who were the 1992 NZ
Entertainers of the Year winners)
- Mastering by Geoff McHahan
(Brisbane) and Manufacturing by Media Technology (also of Brisbane)
- Gina has recently entered a
"publishing contract" with "Aussie Independent Music"
based in Tamworth and promotes this CD as an "Independent"
The expected retail price for the CD is appx $20.00 and orders can be made
by either contacting Gina direct on Ph/fax 07-32036229 or Email email@example.com
or address 74 Steven Street, Redcliffe, Qsld 4020 OR Tracey-Maree Houia
Ph: 07-54298018, Mobile 0422 148 683.
Lee Brittan has not been to Tamworth for a few years, but when he was
there, he packed
- out the Good Companion Hotel. Phone number 45798150
- Catherine Britt
- Catherine Britt who was 17 on New
Years Eve has signed with ABC Country. Her CD "Dusty Smiles and
Heartbreak Cures" produced by Bill Chambers on the ABC Country Label
- Bill Chambers said he will be bring out a CD this
year. Lets hope this happens, as he has a lot of fans out there.
- Nick Cawthorne - Guitar
- James Sked -
- Trev Warner - Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin and Dobro
- Rod McCormack - Guitar (on Fireball Mail)
cost is $25.00 which includes handling
- Address - 16 Hart St Campbelltown
Songs written and Performed by Simon Bruce
- Tommy Emmanuel Drums, Lead and Acoustic Guitar
- Keith Urban - Backing Vocals
- Produced by
Tommy Emmanuel in Nashville
All songs written by Greg Champion
produced by Rod
McCormack Mick Albeck Fiddle
- Andrew Clermont
- Dan Thompson Bass and
- Vocals Jane Saunders, Jodi
& Robyn Martin,
Guest Vocals Beccy Cole and Gina Jeffreys
- CDs available through web site
- Hunter Owens Lead Vocals
- Suzy Owens Backing Vocals and Electric
- Jake Lardot- Electric Guitar
- Tomi Graso - Pedal Steel
- Lloyd G - Drums
- Wendy Phypers and Dave Patterson formerly of the golden guitar winning band
the Sparnetts have teamed up with their eight year old son, drummer
Charley Phypers and friend, guitarist Pete Rowlands to form a new band
called the Cartwheels.
- The Cartwheels
are a blend of great country/rockabilly/hillbilly and original songs from
Cartwheels have just released a six song album simply called the
Cartwheels. This is also wiz kid drummer Charley Phypers debut recording.
Charley was only seven years old
the C.D. was recorded and was barely visible in the studio behind drums,
stands. Charley would often hop up on stage and do a song with the
the age of six. Very special
guests on the C.D. include Jeff Mercer and Michael Kerin(Slim Dusty Band)
pedal steel legend Ed Bates. The
Cartwheels C.D. contains one original song from Wendy, the infectious
‘24 hours’ and five of their favourite songs from their live set.
Their debut C.D. is available on
order from any C.D. store around the country.
All bookings/C.D. orders
- Contact: Dave Patterson
- (03) 5348 7571
- An excellent album
- The Lawrie Minson Band CD "In another
World" with Lawrie Minson, Ronny Rindo,
- Marius Reynolds and Paul Hyrum Vandemeer.
- "Rollin' with the flow " produced by
Stuart French backing band The Feral Swing Katz
- Daniel Thompson with his deep resonant voice is still able to
hit the high notes with little effort enabling him to sing just about
anything. What an asset it must be to have a vocal range such as his.
Daniel has an EP out now "Rollin' with the flow " produced by
Stuart French and backing band "The Feral Swing Katz". It has 5
tracks with one original "You made your bed (go cry in it)"
written by Daniel and his Dad Michael Thompson and Kim Cheshire plus 4
covers. With Daniel's voice singing pure country, Stuart French as
producer and the special talents of The Feral Swing Katz this CD
should be well worth buying. Available at Yesterday and Today
Sydney or email the address below
- Mark Oats, Michael Vidale, Dave Warwick, and Greg O'Brien and guest
artists Pete Drummond, Mark Collins and Bruce Fumini
- Playing at The Rocks in Sydney "The Mercantile Hotel" every Saturday Afternoon
- PO Box 1134 Double Bay NSW 1360 Australia
Brent Parlane has a new album "Good Man
Down" They are all originals and the Chambers Family are on this album as well as
Dave Steel, Mark Punch, Chris Haig, Steve
Fernley, Mick Albeck and Audrey Auld.