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THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADEERS ASSOCIATION INC.

G'day,

Thank you for dropping by the Association's website.




On behalf of our Association I remind everyone to check through links such as

Artist Tour Dates, Bush Ballad Radio, Become an A.B.B.A. Member, PRODUCT, THE BALLADEERS BULLETIN" SHOWCASES, Events, Artist Web Pages pages to keep up to date with what is happenning in the BUSH BALLAD world.

I welcome our new members and thank our current members for your valued support of the Association.
I send out a sincere thankyou to the radio presenters who play bush ballad music on your station and for your support of Australian Bush Ballad music and it's artists.

The Association was formed in 2000 to help publicise and support the bush ballad industry.
One of the ways we can all help is to forward material to help publicise traditional/bush ballad music events/and industry news items through this site and another way that is available to our members is providing news updates on their activities/product advertising via our quarterly magazine 'The Balladeers Bulletin'.

To list news items/awards info/etc on this page, please forward info (around 200 words) and a pic (if needed) via the website email, with the subject heading. 'Happening Page'.

Members may also include tour dates on the 'Tour Dates' page and also bush ballad/traditional country events may forward their events to be listed on the 'Events' page of this site.

Any queries please- email

Kind regards
Peter Coad O.A.M.
(ABBA President) - on behalf of The Australian Bush Balladeers Association Inc.

 


 

NEWS
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'THE BALLADEERS HOMESTEAD' 2018

Once again the Salvation Army Complex Hall becomes the 'Balladeers Homestead' during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
The entertainment venue is presented every year by The Australian Bush Balladeers Association, and features a wide array of traditional country music concerts and showcases.

The Salvation Army Canteen provides food and hot and cold drinks at the venue and there is plenty of parking for patrons at the back of the hall area.

For the 2018 listing of who will be appearing at the venue, please check

>>>> 'The Balladeers Homestead'


The Association thanks everyone for their valued support of Traditional and Bush Ballad Music, and welcome you all to join us at 'The Balladeers Homestead' 2018.



 

 

 

 


 

GIDGEE COAL BUSH BALLAD AWARDS 2017 FINALISTS & WINNERS
(Winners announced 19/11/2017)

Congratulations to all finalists and Winners in the 2017 Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards.
- The ABBA

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MALE VOCAL
Bruce Lavender – Hair Growing Inside Me Legs
John Smith – R.M. WINNER
Dale Duncan Clarence River

FEMALE VOCAL
Trudy Hintz – Mother Nature
Kylie Castle - Under the Belah Trees WINNER
Sharon Heaslip – A Thousand Different Pictures

SONGWRITING
Ged Hintz – Battered Old Quarts
Bruce Lavender – My Grandads Wrinkled Old Hands
Peter Simpson & Dianne Lindsay – The Bridge WINNER

NEW TALENT
Kate Daniel – Trading My Crown For a Ring
Bob Gregory – The Ghost of Bold Ben Hall WINNER

GROUP OR DUO/COLLABORATION
Ree Family – Hot Up Here
Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simpson – Aren’t We Lucky
Dale Duncan & Keith Jamieson – Yesterday Is History Mate WINNER

INSTRUMENTAL
Ray Cullen – Valma Jean Waltz
Terry Bennetts – Turquoise Bay WINNER
Bob Gregory & Nev Molloy – Why Worry Now

ALBUM
John Smith – To An Old Stockman
Terry Bennetts – Salt Of the Earth WINNER
Sharon Heaslip - A Thousand Different Pictures

COMEDY/NOVELTY
Ged Hintz – Matilda, The Boxing Kangaroo WINNER
Pete Smith – Sort From West Kempsey
Bruce Lavender – Night Out

Encouragement Award
KATE DANIELS
Gidgee Coal Living Legend Award
RICKY SHIPP


THE FINALISTS
FOR THE 2018 GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS ARE:

ALT COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

From The Bottom of A Well
Brad Butcher
Producer: Matt Fell

Real Class Act
Fanny Lumsden
Producer: Matt Fell

Queen of Boomtown
Gretta Ziller
Producer: Paul Ruske

Dragonfly
Kasey Chambers
Producers: Nash Chambers & Paul Kelly

Love and Blood
Shane Nicholson
Producer: Matt Fell

CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Get On Your Feet
Adam Brand
Producers: Alex Kline & Erin Enderlin

Coming Your Way
Drew McAlister
Producer: Andy Mak

61-615
O'Shea
Producer: Lindsey Jackson

Endless
The McClymonts
Producer: Andy Mak

Our Backyard
Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence
Producer: Matt Fell

TRADITIONAL COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Lighthouse
Ashleigh Dallas
Producer: Brett Dallas

The Wide Horizon
Darren Coggan
Producer: Ben Edgar

All You Need Is Music
Davidson Brothers
Producers: Mark Thornton & Larry Marrs

All Australian Girl
Tania Kernaghan
Producer: Stuart French

The Hungry Mile
The Bushwackers
Producer: Roger Corbett

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Get On Your Feet
Adam Brand

From The Bottom of A Well
Brad Butcher

The Wide Horizon
Darren Coggan

My Soundtrack
Matt Cornell

Love and Blood
Shane Nicholson

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

More Than Meets The Eye
Aleyce Simmonds

Lighthouse
Ashleigh Dallas

Real Class Act
Fanny Lumsden

Dragonfly
Kasey Chambers

All Australian Girl
Tania Kernaghan

COUNTRY MUSIC CAPITAL NEWS GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Better Day
Carter & Carter

All You Need Is Music
Davidson Brothers

61-615
O'Shea

The Hungry Mile
The Bushwackers

Endless
The McClymonts

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Hey
Kasey Chambers & Paul Kelly

Back in '92
Lee Kernaghan & James Blundell

Waltzing Australia
The Bushwackers with John Williamson, Sara Storer & The Bush Choir

When We Say It's Forever
The McClymonts & Ronan Keating

Our Backyard
Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence

BUSH BALLAD OF THE YEAR

Just Like Your Dad
Dale Duncan
Songwriters: Allan Caswell & Manfred Vijars

Henbury Blues
Dean Perrett
Songwriter: Neville Anderson

Uncle Harry
Dianne Lindsay
Songwriter: Peter Simpson

Plains of Nappa Merrie
Graham Rodger
Songwriter: Graham Rodger

We Still Sing Three Rivers Hotel
Ian Quinn
Songwriter: Ian Quinn

TOYOTA HERITAGE SONG OF THE YEAR

Roll On
Fanny Lumsden
Songwriter: Fanny Lumsden

Outback Club Reunion
Lee Kernaghan
Songwriters: Garth Porter, Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan

Dirt Under My Nails
The Bushwackers
Songwriter: Rich Davies

Never Never Land
Tom Curtain feat Luke O'Shea
Songwriters: Tom Curtain & Luke O'Shea

Our Backyard
Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence
Songwriters: Amber Lawrence, Travis Collins, Matt Scullion

COCA-COLA INSTRUMENTAL OF THE YEAR

Evelyn's Kitchen
Davidson Brothers

Pick Me!
Michael Fix

Porch Pickin'
Mickey Pye

Easy Does It
The Bushwackers

Eva Waits
Tommy Emmanuel

BLUEGRASS RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Too Young, Too Cute, Too Pretty
Carpenter Caswell

Back Where I Started
Davidson Brothers

Southbound Train
Runaway Dixie

Cumberland Plain
The Morrisons

Long Way Over
Wide Island

QANTASLINK NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR

Well Dressed Man
Brad Butcher

The Way We Ride
Casey Barnes

Count On Me
Judah Kelly

It's Only Midnight
Matt Cornell

Halfway Up The Hume
Small Town Romance

APRA AMCOS SONG OF THE YEAR

Satellite
Kasey Chambers
Songwriters: Kasey Chambers & Harry Hookey

Outback Club Reunion
Lee Kernaghan
Songwriters: Garth Porter, Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan

Safe
Shane Nicholson
Songwriter: Shane Nicholson

Don't Wish It All Away
The McClymonts
Songwriters: Brooke, Sam, & Mollie McClymont, Lindsey Jackson

Our Backyard
Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence
Songwriters: Amber Lawrence, Travis Collins, Matt Scullion

CMC VIDEO CLIP OF THE YEAR

Satellite
Kasey Chambers
Directors: Duncan Toombs & David Bromley

Damn Good Mates
Lee Kernaghan
Director: Duncan Toombs

Don't Wish It All Away
The McClymonts
Director: Jeremy Dylan

Never Never Land
Tom Curtain feat Luke O'Shea
Directors: Tom Curtain & Luke O'Shea

Our Backyard
Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence
Director: Paul Stefanidis

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Satellite
Kasey Chambers

Kiss Somebody
Morgan Evans

Safe
Shane Nicholson

House
The McClymonts

Our Backyard
Travis Collins & Amber Lawrence


Above Info via http://tcmf.com.au/



2018 BUNGENDORE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!
Congratulations to the Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial Awards 2018 Finalists. - The ABBA
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Press release below from The Bungendore Country Music Muster.
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STAN COSTER MEMORIAL BUSH BALLAD AWARDS FINALISTS 2018
Finalists for 2018


1.Male Vocal:
Graham Rodger Our Love Will Always Live
Brian Letton The Boyup Waltz
Tom Maxwell Behind the Barrier Gate

2.Female Vocal:
Sharon Heaslip A Thousand Different Pictures.
Trudy Hintz Saddle Up and Ride.
Dianne Lindsay Uncle Harry.

3.New Talent:
Jim Samphier Greendog
Kate Daniel Trading My Crown For a Ring
Bob Gregory The Ghost of Bold Ben Hall
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4.Instrumental or Vocal Group or Duo:
Peter Simpson/Alisha Smith. The Bushman’s Song
Terry Bennetts.Turquoise Bay
Lindsay Butler/Anthony Baxter. Things are not the Same on the Land

5. Album of the Year:
Sharon Heaslip A Thousand Different Pictures
Graham Rodger The Plains of Nappa Merrie
Brian Letton. Western Australia Calling me Home

6.Songwriter:
Dale Duncan / Keith Jamieson/ Ray Essery. The Clarence River.
Graham Rodger. No More Waltzing Matilda.
Brian Letton/Edwards The Legend of Wally Dowling

7.Comedy Song of the Year:
Nev Malloy/ Bob Gregory I’ve’ Been Married Mate
Brian Letton. She’s Gotta be Emu Export Mate.
Sharon Benjamin The old Bush Telegraph.


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THE STAN COSTER MEMORIAL AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLAD AWARDS 2018
On Saturday 3rd February 2018 the Festival of Australian Country Music (more widely known as the Bungendore Muster) will turn 33 and will play host to the 21st Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards.
Once again these awards have attracted nominations from the very best “Australian country artists” this country has to offer, and once again these awards have proven that the Bush Ballad is thriving and is a major component of today’s “modern” country music industry.
Announcements and presentations to the successful artists will take place with a special concert on Saturday evening 3rd February 2018 on the Greg Gordon stage with all finalists appearing. These awards are the only true celebration of the Bush Balladeer and the music of Australia and an experience never to be forgotten.
Thank you to all the artists, who supported the 2018 Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial awards, by nominating. And we must not forget the award judges who spent many hours sorting through the many nominations particularly when they were so close.
It is your support that enables us to maintain the awards each year.
Congratulations to you all on some wonderful material, and good luck with your current CD/s.
See you there!
http://bungendorecountrymusicmuster.com.au/




NEWS ITEM 12/10/2017

The Australian Country Music Hall of Fame & The Walk A Country Mile
will be closed from Monday October 30th for major maintenance and updating the display areas.
Monday 13th November we will be open again.
We are sorry to cause any inconvenience to anyone but it is very important that this work is done.
Thank you for your patience.
Lorraine Pfitzner
Publicity Officer




>> TAMWORTH CMF OFFICIAL GIG GUIDE - deadline 8th November!! 1/11/2018

G'day all,
8TH OF NOVEMBER DEADLINE!
ABBA Members performing on shows at the Balladeers Homestead who wish to list their spots in the Tamworth Official Gig Guide need to do so BEFORE Wednesday 8th of November.
http://tcmf.com.au/OfficialGuide/
This also applies to organisers of concerts at the venue.

CORRECT SHOW TITLES
Showcase artists and those appearing on concerts may check the ABBA website page for the BALLADEERS HOMESTEAD for correct show titles etc. See http://www.bushballadeers.com.au/festival.htm

MEMBERS SHOWCASES
ABBA Members who have applied to appear on Member Showcases, please check the page as well, as your days/times are on the page as well. You can now list your days/times in the Official Tamworth Festival Guide. See http://www.bushballadeers.com.au/festival.htm

Note that I list all concerts/showcases at the Homestead venue for the guide, but it IS up to individual artists to list themselves in regard to what shows they are appearing on in the A-Z of the Official guide.

Please feel free to contact me via this page or email info@bushballadeers.com.au should you require more info.

Kind regards
Virginia Coad
(ABBA Committee)



The Australian Bush Balladeers Association Incorporated. ABN : 75798 969 415