Welcome to the Autumn edition. I hope your 2020 is shaping up well – with the advent of beautiful rain it is already a better prospect than 2019 here for us. Tamworth festival was a fantastic start to the year and please enjoy our photo spreads of the special moments. There were two especially remarkable […]

Fanny Lumsden

In the spirit of full disclosure it was me who said (taking the mickey) to the inimitable Ms Lumsden re her Fallow album cover: “What the blue blazes were you doing sitting on a horse on a hilltop wearing your pyjamas, sending smoke signals?!” To which she replied archly that those ‘pyjamas’ were “the most […]

Adam Brand

It’s been a momentous 12 months for the ever-beaming Adam Brand. Having celebrated first-time fatherhood –Brand and partner Nui welcomed the arrival of baby Pepper back in May 2019 – Brand marked another towering milestone with his 50th birthday in late January, and even found time to appear on hit TV show The Masked Singer. […]

Ashley McBryde

Ashley McBryde has announced April 3rd as the release date for Never Will, the follow-up to her wondrous debut album Girl Going Nowhere. Produced by Jay Joyce. The LP has eleven cuts and McBryde is a writer on all but two, with collaborations with tunesmiths including Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Jeremy Spillman. With lead […]

Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark got her start as a songwriter, most notably when she helped pen The Band Perry hit ‘Better Dig Two’ and Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ in 2010 plus a string of others for Sunny Sweeney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and many more. She also co-wrote ‘Ten Year Town’ from Hailey Whitters, which has […]

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Issue 95 out now!

Welcome to the Summer edition. Usually with the closure of the end of year issue I marvel at where the year went, but frankly, 2019 has been such a shocker it cannot be gone soon enough! It has brought a series of disasters from beginning to end and I hope 2020 is set to compensate […]

Lady Antebellum

For a band like Lady Antebellum – the multi-platinum, seven-time Grammy winning country trio of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott – the metaphor of life as an ocean comes naturally.  After more than a decade in the spotlight, they’ve ridden its’ waves and weathered its’ storms, learning just how easily it can swallow […]

Luke Combs

“People always ask me ‘what’s the secret?’” Luke said. “If I knew what it was, I would be bottling it and selling it instead of what I’m doing now – I would be trying to mass produce whatever it is!”  Luke’s humility and dedication to improving his craft has caught the attention of not only […]

Aleyce Simmonds

P ort Macquarie-born, Tamworth-based Aleyce Simmonds has tasted more than her share of triumphs and tribulations since claiming the Telstra Road to Tamworth title in 2004, at the tender age of 17.  In the decade-and-a-half since, Simmonds’ tireless commitment to her art and craft has led her from strength to strength across three albums and […]

Luke O’Shea

What’s that old gag? How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans. Three years ago Luke O’Shea began work on his eighth studio album, hot on the heels of Sing You Up and Caught Up In The Dreaming.  The Universe had other plans. Instead of donning the ‘mantle of successful superstar’ selling squillions […]

Miranda Lambert

Recently named Artist of the Year, at the inaugural RIAA Honors Ceremony, held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Miranda Lambert is the most-awarded artist in country music history, but her global legion of fans don’t put too much store in her busting trophy cabinet … they just adore her. Like her, they are mostly […]

Issue 78 – OUT NOW!

Greetings! I am sure everyone is looking forward to thawing out with the onset of Spring as I am! Always my favourite time of year with a string of festivals ahead in future months – check them out in Festivals/Events section. The Gympie Muster is first off the rank, followed by Mildura, Deni Ute Muster […]