Adam Brand

Since the last album, My Side of the Street, and the last time we chatted you’ve had a few changes of address and kicked some goals with a side-project or two. You moved to Townsville and opened a restaurant called Brandy’s on the Strand up there in torpid, tropical NQ and had a couple of […]

Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole

From cross-dressing routines to close out a set – Beccy dressing up as Adam and vice versa – to stink bombs surreptitiously deposited under a microphone mid-song, Beccy Cole and Adam Harvey have always brought out the…best…in one another. Almost 18 years after first hitting the road together while touring with Gina Jeffreys, and with […]

Little Big Town

Decorating the tenth anniversary celebrations of CMC Rocks Qld this March will be five-time CMA (USA) Group of the Year, Little Big Town. Noted for their superb harmonies – unrivalled unless it’s by co-headliners the Dixie Chicks – their crown as top country band of this decade is uncontested. Releasing their eighth studio album, The […]

Lee Kernaghan

When things kicked off in the early 90’s I got to see what I believe was a revolution in country music in Australia. The music reached out and pulled in people aged from 5 to 95 and they were all getting into it. When you think that James Blundell, Keith Urban, Troy Cassar Daley, Beccy […]

The Shires

You only get one life. Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes are the IT thing in country music in the UK right now despite their duo, The Shires, having been together less than four years. Now two albums down, motivated by the joy of spreading their buoyant pop infused music has already taken them on major […]

Rodney Crowell

John Paul White (Civil Wars) – “Rodney has a way with me. He keeps me hanging on every word, every turn of phrase, every revelatory, honest, self deprecating and hopeful utterance. There are few lyrical poets that blow my skirt up like this guy. This record is no exception: each and every song is heartfelt, […]

The McClymonts

As is the case in almost any timeworn township of regional Australia, the picturesque surroundings of Grafton in the northern NSW hinterland hold a special significance for the denizens of the city’s shady streets decked out in clouds of purple blossom. Australia’s own Jacaranda Capital is hometown and heartland for Brooke, Mollie and Sam McClymont […]

Kasey Chambers

For the artist at the peak of his or her creative powers, all that remains is to go bigger. The creator’s urge to pan out to widescreen in the pursuit of epic grandeur has yielded some towering opuses over the years – from Tolstoy’s colossal War & Peace to our own Tom Roberts’ celebrated large-scale […]

Dixie Chicks

Eager music lovers snapped up tickets to Dixie Chicks’ first Melbourne show in record time, with the band’s April Fools Day Rod Laver Arena show completely selling out within fifteen minutes, making it the fastest-selling Dixie Chicks show in Australia ever. Returning in 2017 for the first time in more than ten years, the Dixie […]

Luke Bryan

Long lauded as being the pinnacle of the country music hierarchy and adorned with every award available, there is no hint of superstardom having disconnected two-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, from his roots and an ordinary homelife common to all. There is a straight forward humility and humanity about the farm boy from […]