Brooks & Dunn touring Australia
Pre sale tickets go on sale 13th November
2008. Dierks Bentley special guest. Also Adam Harvey,
Sydney and Melbourne, Jasmine Rae Perth and Brisbane.
Newton-John married businessman John Easterling during a private
ceremony on June 21st 2008 in Cuzco, Peru, followed a week later
with a second ceremony in Jupiter, Florida.
Telstra Road to Tamworth 2009 is
currently being put together and details including Heat dates &
locations will be announced in the coming weeks. Make sure you
regularly check our site for updates.
- Dolly Parton planning to
embark on a world tour next year 2008 which will include shows
in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia
- Awards for Graham, Sarah, Dean & Rose
2007 Queensland Gold
RUM Entertainment is happy to
congratulate the following winners from the 2007 Queensland Gold
Medallion Awards, presented by the World Alliance for Radio
Presented in Toowoomba last week, RUM are proud to see four of
our Queensland based artists take home gongs.
In the New Talent arena, Sarah McMonagle took out the Gold
Medallion, while Rose Carleo received the Silver award.
Graham Rodger received the honours of Songwriter Of The Year,
while he was awarded runner-up to Lee Kernaghan for Touring
Artist of the Year. Bush Balladeer of the Year went to
Kingaroy’s Dean Perrett.
All four artists are distributed by OneStop Entertainment.
and Mortar for satisfaction of Visitors
Tamworth, Friday 13th July 2007:
- At 11am today, the
Chairman of Tourism Tamworth, Warwick Bennet AM, announced an
extension plan to the existing Tamworth Visitor Information
Centre located at the corner of Peel and Murray Street (subject
to Tamworth Regional Council’s approval).
The Tamworth Visitor Information Centre boasts over 90,000
visitors through its doors annually, houses the award winning
“Walk a Country Mile” interpretive tribute to Australian country
music and doubles as the region’s ticketing centre.
The plans unveiled today showed the extension will not deter
from the unique external aesthetics of the building, with the
design carefully crafted to simply add what looks to be a drum
on the side of the guitar shaped building.
Celebrated local Tamworth architect John Carr was the mastermind
behind the original design and has kept a close eye on the
centre since its opening. His interest remained so strong that
when news of an extension circulated, Mr Carr voluntarily
removed himself from retirement to oversee the project in
conjunction with Hill Lockhart Architects.
The 280m2 expansion will allow for an additional four offices, a
fully functional meeting room, an open plan workspace and
storage area as well as a much needed, proper-sized staff room.
The additional office space will allow for existing area’s of
the building to be transformed to ensure a more streamlined area
for operational procedures including a Delivery Service Dock,
professional ticketing booths with an established queue area and
a revamped look and feel to the public visitor area to ensure
the Information Centre reflects the progressive Tamworth brand
while still embracing it’s country music heritage.
- The ‘Walk a Country Mile” centre will remain unchanged however
will seem more in sync and complimentary with the new design.
The Visitor Information Centre development is not a newly
conceived project, Mr Bennet has been working with Tamworth
Regional Council and requesting the extension for just over four
years and is now delighted to see it come to fruition.
“It is an exciting time for Tamworth and the region, the
Australian Equine and Livestock Centre will be complete in 12
months and the bookings for the complex are already strong, we
have major concerts now selecting Tamworth as a destination on
their tour itinerary, the local events and festivals held in the
region continue to grow in reputation and visitor numbers, and
we believe it is only right that our principle Visitor
Information Centre professionally services our visitors and is
designed to reflect our growth and vibrancy”, said Mr Bennet, a
former Mayor of Tamworth.
The extension and revamp was developed to facilitate several
needs of the centre:
1. To ensure a streamlined service delivery to the information
seeking visitors who enter but more importantly to ensure
increased satisfaction of their experience in the centre.
2. Tourism Tamworth is lucky to have an army of over 70
volunteers who freely donate their time to assisting the
organisation provide exceptional service to visitors. The
volunteers are invaluable to the Information Centre and their
passion and enthusiasm heightens each visitor’s experience.
Tourism Tamworth wants to provide a better working environment
for the volunteers so we are providing them with the tools and
facilities they need to best service our visitors.
3. Allow for a greater area to be dedicated to souvenirs
ensuring increased revenue through a projected increase in
visitors securing memorabilia to commemorate their time in
Australia’s Country Music Capital.
4. The increased responsibilities and obligations of Tourism
Tamworth has seen an increase in staff within the organisation
and the additional offices and workspace areas have become a
necessity more than a luxury.
5. As the major ticketing outlet for the Tamworth Region for
shows and concerts held within the region, the centre houses
ticketing counters at present, however the new lay-out will
present a more secure and professional ticketing area for the
benefit of staff and customers.
“We are extremely grateful to Tamworth Regional Council for
their dedication to tourism in the Tamworth Region. It is
estimated that $300million is injected into the region through
tourism, and the local council and the Board of Tourism Tamworth
recognise and are pre-empting the estimated tourism growth to
Tamworth and the necessity to expand our infrastructure”, added
Once approval of the Development Application is received,
tenders will be called for the addition to the building and it
is hoped that work will commence as soon as possible.
For more information about the Tamworth Visitor Information
Centre, contact Tourism Tamworth on 02 6767 5300 or log-on to
- -Tamworth blitzes the
Tamworth, Monday 30 July 2007: Tamworth and its annual
Country Music Festival
- has come up trumps once again with
the announcement late yesterday evening
- that the Tamworth Country Music
Festival won the 'Festivals and Events'
category at the 2007 Inland NSW Tourism Awards.
Prepared and submitted by Tourism Tamworth in mid-May this year
two other entries (Tamworth Visitor Information Centre and
- Centre), the winning application now
receives automatic entry into the
state-based, NSW Tourism Awards with finalists announced after
Monday 8 October
- and winners made known at a Gala
Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Thursday
15 November 2007.
"This is fantastic recognition for Tamworth's internationally
- and with the winners of the state
awards announced in November, should
the Country Music Festival take out first place in its category,
it will make
- for a great prelude for both the
metropolitan launch [early December] and
- the Festival itself in January," said
Ms Rebel Thomson, General Manager,
The Tamworth Country Music Festival was not the only winner on
- Tourism Tamworth's principle Visitor
Information Centre (based in Tamworth)
won the 'Visitor & Information Services' category while the
Park took out the 'Tourist & Caravan Parks' category and West
Diggers was awarded
- first place in the 'Registered Clubs'
category. In addition, there were
- a number of other finalists spread
across an array of categories from the
- Tamworth region including Oakhampton
Homestead & Farmstay and the Nundle
Woollen Mill, both of which unfortunately missed out on picking
up an award this year.
"Tourism Tamworth's focus on strengthening Visitor Information
- across the region has been
rewarded with the recognition of the Tamworth
- Information Centre winning this award
- this could not have been achieved
without the dedication of all Tourism Tamworth staff and our
- added Ms Thomson.
"Tourism Tamworth would like to take this opportunity to commend
all of the
winners, finalists and other operators that put forward
submissions for the
- 2007 Inland NSW Tourism
For further information about the 2007 Inland NSW Tourism
Awards, details a
bout the 2008 Tamworth Country Music Festival presented by
Telstra or other
general information about the Tamworth region, please contact
- Mary Duff in Concert 15 Aug
- /Men in Tutus 31 Aug
- Across the Great Divide Tour:
Silverchair & Powderfinger 4 Sept
- Sydney Symphony's 75th Birthday
Fundraising Concert 8 Sept //
Cystic Fibrosis "The Great Escape Car Rally" 3 - 13 September
Tamworth Country Music Festival presented by Telstra 18 - 27
- Tamworth serves up a feast
Tamworth, Tuesday 26 June 2007: Last night, Tamworth
cleaned up at the ‘2007 Restaurant & Catering Awards NSW/ACT –
Northern Division’. Securing five awards for different eateries
spread across the city, Tamworth is now cemented as a culinary
Some of Tamworth’s most well-respected restaurants added new
awards to their respective, ever-growing collection at the
presentation ceremony held in Kingscliffe. The Quality Hotel
Powerhouse picked up the ‘Best Restaurant in a Hotel’ award for
its fine-dining restaurant Monty’s, which is headed up by
three-star Michelin chef Ben Davies. The restaurant, which was
reopened in August of last year, has garnered much recognition and
winning this award has confirmed the restaurant’s status as one of
the best in NSW. Topping of the night for the Quality Hotel
Powerhouse was 3rd Year Apprentice Neil Fischer who received the
coveted ‘Restaurant Apprentice of the Year’ award.
Invited to take to the stage to address the guests, Graham Manvell
(creator of sSs BBQ Barns) had to return to the stage with wife
Marlene when their local Tamworth store took out the award for
‘Best Themed Restaurant’. The Tamworth entrepreneurs boasted two
nominations for their sSs BBQ Barn stores; Tamworth and Coffs
Harbour. Their win reaffirmed the industry and consumer
recognition of the Tamworth grown franchise and reinforced plans
to continue its expansion later in the year across Australia and
New Zealand. Mr Manvell said, “a great night was had by all”.
The Marigold Inn Restaurant received the award for ‘Best Chinese
Restaurant in the New England area’ on the back of their 2006 win
in the same category; while Prontos Table picked up the award for
‘Best New Restaurant in the New England region’ proving their
decision to expand the catering business into a restaurant has
been a success.
Whilst they may not have walked away with a prize, a number of key
local operators also received nods with nominations as finalists
in the 2007 Restaurant & Catering Awards NSW/ACT – Northern
Division including Dragon Palace Restaurant, Vespa’s Italian
Restaurant, Ashby House Motor Inn (Ashby on Ebsworth) and the All
Settlers Motor Inn (Gregory’s on Goonoo Goonoo).
“Tourism Tamworth would like to congratulate all of the nominated
restaurants for taking part in these awards - this is a fantastic
coup for Tamworth with some of our restaurants winning these
prestigious awards,” said Ms Rebel Thomson, General Manager,
- “Tamworth’s success at this year’s awards has reinforced its
reputation as a regional city providing a high level of service
and quality. We have a unique sophisticated yet rural atmosphere
which is further enhanced by many of our local restaurant
operators offering an array of local produce and wines much to the
delight of patrons,” added Ms Thomson.
Tourism Tamworth encourages residents and visitors alike to get
out and about in the city and taste the delights of the region on
offer at any of the 50+ eateries across town. For further
information about the recent 2007 Restaurant & Catering Awards
NSW/ACT – Northern Division or general details about the Tamworth
area, contact Tourism Tamworth on 02 6767 5300 or log-onto the
website www.visittamworth.com .
- Channel Seven’s
smash entertainment program Australia’s Got Talent is back and
searching for the hottest undiscovered talent in the country!
We’re looking for individuals and groups, circus acts, animal
acts, novelty acts, ventriloquists, magicians, comedians, all
kinds of dancers from ballet to belly, all styles of singers from
yodelers to opera ... all ages ... weird, wacky and wonderful!
And there’s a quarter of million dollars prize money up for grabs.
- NSW Government helping Regional NSW
Tamworth, June 18th 2006: Due to financial restrictions
events, festivals, fairs and celebrations often have to sacrifice
on different elements and what they would like to do. From large
scale to small community, putting together and running an event is
a costly exercise. The NSW government is offering assistance and
lending a helping hand through the 2008 Regional Flagship Events
Program which is now open for entries.
Tourism NSW is encouraging events organisers in regional NSW to
submit expressions of interest for the 2008 Regional Flagship
Events Program. NSW Minister for Tourism, Matt Brown announced
that under this program annual one-off grants of $10,000 and
funding of $60,000 over three years were available to assist
organisers with marketing and promoting their event to a wider
audience. Regional events starting between 1 January and 31
December 2008 are eligible for the grants. Events funded under
this program in previous years have included the NSW Tourism
Award-winning Hunter Valley Steamfest, and the highly successful
Parkes Elvis Festival.
“Tourism Tamworth’s involvement in such large scale events as the
annual Tamworth Country Music Festival, presented by Telstra and
the mid-year Hats Off to Country Festival has given us a greater
appreciation of the costs involved in delivering successful events
to the Tamworth Region community. The 2007 Hats Off to Country
festival is a direct beneficiary of the NSW Government Regional
Flagship Events Program”, said Ms Rebel Thomson, Tourism Tamworth
“We have community organised events almost every weekend in the
Tamworth Region. From the Nundle Go for Gold Festival through to
the Barraba Festival and all in between, we are a busy region and
we recommend all local event organisers submit an application for
the NSW Government program”, Ms Thomson added.
- Similar in style to the NSW Government Regional Flagship Events
Program is Tourism Tamworth’s own Event Support Program which has
just opened its ROUND 2 submission call for 2007. The Tourism
Tamworth Event Support Program is designed to assist Tamworth
Region Events with in-kind Marketing support. The program is open
to any re-occurring event in the Tamworth Region that wants to
build the event to not only be financially sustainable but also
improve the awareness of the event.
Round two of the 2007 Tourism Tamworth Event Support Program has
just opened and will close at the end of July. Any local event
organisers that would like any additional information should
contact Tourism Tamworth’s Marketing Manager, David Woodward by
requesting an information pack and application form.
Information on the NSW Government 2008 Regional Flagship Events
Program is available at
www.tourism.nsw.gov.au/ corporate or from the Regional
Flagship Event Coordinator on (02) 9931 1506.
For any additional information about events in the Tamworth Region
or the Tourism Tamworth Event Support Program, please contact
Tourism Tamworth on 02 6767 5300 or log onto
- Tamworth on the
Tamworth, Tuesday 5th June 2007:
- January 2007 was more than just
fighting for a parking space during the annual Festival in
Tamworth, the city and visitors were also in the fight for a place
on the prestigious Australian specific Monopoly board… and we won!
Today, Parker Bros (the manufacturer and owner of Monopoly)
announced the winning towns and regions that secured a place on
the June 10th release Australian “Here and Now” Monopoly board
with Tamworth taking out one of the three positions allocated to
With 400,000 votes cast for NSW cities, Tamworth held a resounding
18.1 percent of the vote equalling just over 72,000 unique votes
cast by individuals wanting to see Australia’s Country Music
Capital represented on the board game. Enjoyed by thousands across
the world for decades, the new version of Australian Monopoly is
set to introduce Tamworth into households and become part of the
memories for generations to come.
Beating Australia’s largest city [Sydney] for the remaining two
coveted NSW destinations on the board are Broken Hill and The
Snowy Mountains. Other prominent locations that are celebrating
the success of securing a place on the new Australian Monopoly
board include The Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Barossa,
Perth, Kakadu and Lake Burley Griffin just to name a few. The full
results can be found at
The Monopoly website states: “The new edition will resemble
present-day Australia as the properties now include landmarks from
22 great regions from around our country and the property spaces
have been re-appraised to include modern-day property values.”
“In addition to the updated tokens and properties, the game's
money will be in higher denominations and the Chance and Community
Chest cards will include scenarios relevant to today”.
“What a fantastic achievement for Tamworth to be counted among the
many famous places that have been listed on the board across the
world,” said Mr David Woodward, Marketing Manager, Tourism
Tamworth. “Securing the place on the board is thanks to the great
efforts of the local community who really got behind the campaign
to take out a place; it’s a great win for the city and its
“With more than 250million monopoly sets sold across the world, it
remains one of the most popular, most widely played, and
best-selling board games ever. With Tamworth now included on the
Australian specific Monopoly board, the city’s reputation as the
Country Music Capital of Australia as well as being a major
regional centre in NSW will be exposed to a huge new audience”,
added Mr Woodward.
For more information about the Australian Monopoly Promotion or
any other events and activities in the Tamworth region, contact
Tourism Tamworth on 02 6767 5300 or log-on to the website
Every Thursday Night
Avoca Beach Hotel 8 pm $12 Cover charge Bookings: 02 4382
- Lost Dogs is Bill Chambers, Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson, Mick
Albeck (fiddle) and Chris Haigh (bass)
playing songs from all their favorite songwriters including Fred
Eaglesmith, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Buddy
Miller and John Prine.
Lost Dog Sessions"
Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson,
Bill Chambers, Chris Haigh, Mick Albeck Plus a different special guest every
Chris Callaghan from the Outback Idol Band (previously from
The Goodies Show) has a new partner Pauline Hanson. He has all ready
dedicated a song for her and she is thrilled. We wish Chris and Pauline all
Chris Gibbs, the marketing officer at Joondalup Music Centre
regarding performance opportunities for West Australian artists which he
asked us to pass on. Chris writes…
“I am currently seeking interest from artists who would like to perform on
Saturday afternoons at the new Joondalup Music Centre as part of an
initiative to raise awareness of WA talent.
Performances are from 2pm-3pm on Saturdays, production supplied, artists
must provide their own instruments. These opportunities are suited mostly to
solo artists or duos, but I will consider other formats.
This is a paid performance opportunity.”
So if you’re interested please contact Chris directly via his email address,
And if your in the market for a brand new Martin Acoustic Guitar remember
you can win one courtesy of Groove The West Australian Music Magazine and
Kosmic by simply going to the Groove Website at
www.groovemagazine.com.au clicking on
the competition link and filling out the online entry form or you can fill
out the entry form in the latest issue of Groove detach it and post to
Kosmic Sound, 94 Hector St. Osborne Park 6017.
Groove The West Australian Music Magazine
2006 Mildura Country Music Awards
Big winner at the Telstra Country Wide Southern Stars the 10th Australian
Independent Country Music Awards.
APRA/AMCOS Independent Country Music
Single of the Year,
Female Vocalist with The Flood
Album of the Year with My Life.
Felicity who won the Independent Female Vocalist award in 2004.
TRAVIS SINCLAIR -
Male Vocalist -A Heavenly Body,
CAMILLE TE NAHU & STUIE FRENCH -
Independent Group/Duo of the Year with their chart-topper Wives Don’t Like
DEAN PERRETT -Heritage Track of the Year for Would
Clancy Be Welcome?
Rising Star award winner in Male section - The Way He Rolls His Swag
Rising Star award winner Female section - Lord Don’t Take
Independent Artist of the Year – an award determined by a separate panel
and judged on the artist’s full range of activities during the year including
recording, performing, promotion and profile.
Since releasing his Walkin’ In These Shoes album in 2005, Paul has achieved
major success including Top 10 chart singles, a Golden Guitar nomination and
several other awards. His brand new album Restoration, again produced by ROD
McCORMACK and released in August, is already attracting major attention.
received the Barry Thornton Service Award for her tireless efforts. Olive
has been at the last 18 Mildura Country Music Festivals and hosts the daily
showcase at the Mildura City Mall.
The awards are held annually at the Mildura Country Music Festival.
For further information, contact the Awards Co-ordinator John Arnold on 0418
Aussie women win at MerleFest
28th April 2006 was a great day
for Australian country music.
Audrey Auld Mezera won the MerleFest. "country music" category in
the songwriting contest,
Megan Laurie came in second.
- VITAL ENTERTAINMENT SOLUTIONS –
A NEW FORCE
This month sees the launch of a new and “Vital” force in
the Australian Music Industry.
After taking into account the ongoing staff rationalization and
uncertainty of future mergers of the major record companies, Vital
Entertainment Solutions has been formed by four long-standing
industry executives with a wealth of experience in the music
business and who have also been successful in their own individual
Directors of Vital are – Meryl Gross, Peter Hebbes,
Gill Robert and Jim White.
Vital plans to work with a select number of local artists
in a business management capacity and facilitate the release of
international and local product by artists who are keen to develop
the Australian market working with a focused strategic team.
Vital is a complete entertainment services company specializing in
music business management, CD/DVD/Video production and placement,
distribution, digital rights management, tour and product
promotion, marketing, career development, music publishing and
event organization -representing artists’ careers in whatever way
Vital’s initial clients include Australians Steve Forde and the
Flange who are about to release a new album recorded in Nashville,
Canadian Corb Lund, who successfully toured Australia earlier this
year delighting audiences with his unconventional style of
roots-country, former South Australian of the Year for Arts and
Music, singer-songwriter John Wibberley, and Jake Nickolai, a
brilliant young guitarist signed to ABC Music.
Vital Entertainment Solutions has also announced a distribution
deal with Hot/Didgeridoo, one of Australia’s long established and
leading independent record distributors.
“We are delighted to be distributed by a company that has a
similar outlook to Vital and which is run by an energetic,
efficient and dedicated staff” said Vital spokesman, Jim White.
“Our aim is to run a small and focused operation and maximize our
opportunities working with local and international partners. We
are particularly excited to launch the company with the broad mix
of exceptional talent that Steve, Corb, John and Jake bring to
- NASHVILLE NOD TO SYDNEY SCRIBE
Local writer and photojournalist BOB HOWE has won "The Charlie
for Excellence in Country Music Journalism". This international
awarded annually to two journalists. Bob has been recognised in
that recognises a career, lifetime, or body of country music
work. Visit www.bobhowe.com/writer/ for a more detailed look at Bob's
that spans "Four Decades of Country Music Journalism".
The story begins in the mid-seventies when a teenage Bob could be
introducing the delights of Slim Dusty and Merle Haggard to
readers of RAM
(Rock Australia Magazine). It continues through the eighties and
Bob reports from around the globe for many magazines, while
travelling as a
professional musician. Coming up to the present time it finds
CYBERSPACE as the cornerstone of Bob Howe's Country Music
journalism. Now in
its seventh year, COWBOYS IN CYBERSPACE is read nationally in
magazine and on the Web (www.shownet.com.au)
by fans not only in Australia,
New Zealand, the USA, the UK and all of Europe, but also Mexico,
Japan, India and Iran!
The fourth annual Charlie Lamb Awards will be presented during the
International Country Music Conference at Belmont University in
Friday, 28 May 2004 (Memorial Day weekend). On the following day,
be the featured luncheon speaker at the conference and will
multimedia discussion of the current state of Australian country
Bob will be in Nashville from May 24 to 31 and then attending
The First World Guitar Congress from June 2 at Towson University
7 days of seminars, master classes and concerts featuring all
music, and including country music legends such as dobro king
flat-picking master Tony Rice, and the one-and-only Albert Lee.
Bob arrives back in Sydney on June 10th.
For more information, contact:
Bob Howe (02) 9365-3357 or 0412 414-750
- Nick Erby is back on Radio
with the Super Network on Saturday and Sunday nights from 6pm.
The super network from 2SM goes to Tamworth, Armidale, Parkes,
HunterValley, Gold Coast and more
- Sydney 2SM
Newcastle 2HD 1143am
- Tamworth 2TM
Toowoomba 4WK 1359AM
- Darling Downs 4WK
Gympie 4GY 558AM
- Tweed Coast Radio 97 972AM
Gold Coast Radio 97 104.1FM
- Lismore 2LM
900AM Grafton 2GF
- Taree 2RE 1557AM
Mudgee 2MG 1449AM
- Parkes 2PK 1404AM
Dubbo 2DU 1251AM
Gunnedah 2MO 1080AM
- Moree 2VM
Walgett 2VM 106.7FM
- Goondiwindi 2VM
Inverell 2NZ 1188AM
Armidale 2AD 1143AM
- Tex Morton¹s first
Seventy one years after they were cut,
the fabled first records ever made by the father of Australian
country music Tex Morton have surfaced again and have been placed
in the care of the national screen and sound archive in Canberra.
It is believed the three priceless, 7², aluminium discs, said to
be the first country music discs made outside America, were
originally recorded by Tex in Wellington, NZ, in 1932 when the
young singer was not yet 16 years old.
For decades they were stored in New Zealand until Tex brought them
back with him after a trip in the late Œ70s. Following his death
in 1983, Tex¹s wife Kath Morton placed the three Speak-A-Phone
discs in storage for safe keeping.
For collectors and serious Tex Morton historians, the discs
acquired an almost legendary status. Because no one had seen them
for so long, some experts even disputed their existence.
Recognising their enormous importance to Australasian musical
history, Kath Morton decided the discs should be placed in the
care of ScreenSound Australia, the national screen and sound
archive in the nation¹s capital.
With the assistance of friend and country music industry veteran
Max Ellis, an approach was made to ScreenSound through former
country music broadcaster Nick Weare, now of the archive¹s
Collection Development Department.
Kath Morton formally handed over the three discs to the Acting
Director of ScreenSound Australia Mary Durkin in Canberra
ScreenSound, which has specialised audio facilities and extensive
expertise in handling old recordings of all types, is at present
transcribing the records on to CD. The Speak-A-Phone discs, a
proprietary recording system of the era, used fibre needles and
appear to be in excellent condition.
From titles scratched on the discs, it is believed they contain
four songs, The Insult, The End of The Hobo¹s Trail, Mexican Yodel
and Last Round Up. However, until the content is transcribed by
ScreenSound¹s audio experts, Tex Morton fans will have to wait to
know whether these priceless original song recordings are of
sufficient audio and vocal quality to be of broadcast standard.
After transcription of the content is completed, at least one of
these highly significant Australian country music relics will be
placed on display in Tamworth, Australia¹s Country Music Capital.
For more information: Max Ellis, tel. 0438 667 314.
PLEASE NOTE: a picture of ScreenSound¹s Acting Director Mary
Durkin, Kath Morton and Max Ellis holding the three historic
disks, is available from
firstname.lastname@example.org at no charge.
COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
PO Box 298 Tamworth NSW 2340
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY ON-LINE
ENTERTAINMENT QUENCHES THIRST…..
Rebecca McCarthy (nee Urquhart) has established her own agency –
RUM Entertainment. The former Warner Music Australia employee says
the business will be specialising in country music, encompassing
all facets of artist services, bookings, promotion & music
Rebecca’s experience within the many different aspects of the
music industry & media, will help her have an impact with venues
and local media, providing artists for public, private & corporate
“I started my career in the entertainment business for the love &
passion of it nearly 15 years ago.
I’ve been wanting to start my own business to quench not only my
thirst for country music, but to expose and give the public a
taste of what country music has to offer,” Rebecca states.
She currently represents identities such as: Cliff Guy (TV
Presenter), Michael Bryers, The Baileys, Clint Crighton, Gemma
Doyle, The Byrnes Sisters, Sam Smyth (Poet) & the Andre Dimitri
“Being able to work with people I believe in, representing &
promoting Australian artists, makes me want to help contribute to
Rebecca is contactable on PH (02) 4285 1461 (M) 0439 730 460 or
AUSTRALIA'S KING of Country Music the late
Slim Dusty is to have a major road from his hometown of Kempsey (NSW) named
after him. "The Slim Dusty Way."
Loretta Lynn has published a
book titled Still Woman Enough. This follows her
best-selling autobiography published in 1976 which led to the 1980 movie Coal
Miner's Daughter based on that book starring starred Sissy Spacek as Lynn and
Tommy Lee Jones as her husband Mooney Lynn.
It's now Dr. Loretta Lynn, The singer received an honorary
doctorate of arts from the University of Kentucky
ABC have published COUNTRY MUSIC funnyman Jim Hayne's "The Great Australian Book Of Limericks" with more than 1,100 entries!
DARWIN BASED Attitude Productions released a
video documentary on the legendary Tex Morton (The Father of
Australian Country Music) it traces the career of the pioneer of
Australasian country music during the period of 1916 to 1983 including his
international successes. The video is available from Attitude Productions,
PO Box U233 Darwin NT 0815.
2005 - "The Pub with No Beer " written by Gordon Parson and recorded
by Slim Dusty was listed number 5 as the most significant Australian songs in the last 75yrs. Ross Wilson's "Eagle Rock"
came in at Number 2