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THE 2018 SOUTHERN STARS-THE AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS winners

APRA AMCOS Australian Independent Country Music Single of the Year.
Never Never Land
Tom Curtain & Luke O’Shea

APRA AMCOS Australian Independent Album of the Year.
Territory Time
Tom Curtain

QANTAS Australian Independent Bush Ballad of the Year.
He Talks Of Going Back
Dean Perrett

CRS Australian Independent Rising Star Male.
Angus Gill
Hands Are Clean

CRS Australian Independent Rising Star Female.
Emma Jene
A Girl Needs Her Daddy’s Love

Capital News Australian Independent Male Vocalist of the Year.
Tom Curtain
Territory Time

Capital News Australian Independent Female Vocalist of the Year.
Aleyce Simmonds
Only On My Terms

Australian Independent Group/Duo of the Year.
Carter & Carter
Better Day

 

 

 

GIDGEE COAL BUSH BALLAD AWARDS 2018
FINALISTS

MALE VOCAL
Ernie Constance – “Lead a Horse to Water”
Dean Perrett – “Drovin’ On”
Reg Poole – “Australias Fighting Son”

FEMALE VOCAL
Bec Hance – “Jelly Bean Man”
Trudy Hintz – “Saddle Up and Ride”
Kylie Adams-Collier – “On a Sandstone Ridge”

GROUP OR DUO/COLLABORATION
Lindsay & Gail Hammond – “Georgina”
Band of Mates – “Sons of Australia”
(Terry Bennetts, Evan Platschinda, Ginger Cox)
Ged & Trudy Hintz – “You’re Not a Fair Dinkum Aussie”

INSTRUMENTAL
Terry Bennetts – “Bellbird Waltz”
Lindsay Hammond – “The Bushmans Song”
Terry Bennetts & Alisha Smith – “Chicken Pickin”

ALBUM
Dean Perrett – “Earn Your Spurs”
Ernie Constance – “Lead a Horse to Water”
Dale Duncan – “What Country’s All About”

SONGWRITER
Peter Simpson – “Heart and Soul”
Ernie Constance – “Jack”
Dean Perrett & Norma O’Hara Murphy –
“My Little Bay Mares Mother”

NEW TALENT
Vicki Walsh – “Ballad of the Weddin’ Mountain”
Kylie Adams-Collier – “On a Sandstone Ridge”
Paula Hammond – “Our Nan”

COMEDY
Michael Clare – “That Mobile Phone”
Bob Gregory – “I’ve Been Married Mate”
Ernie Constance – “If It Ain’t Broke”

 

 

 


 

'THE BALLADEERS HOMESTEAD" 2019
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 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'.

 


ABBA SHOWCASES FOR ARTIST MEMBERS


Members wishing to apply to appear on the Showcases should go to Members Showcases on this site and apply before the 15th of October.


 




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