Issue 92 – out now!

Greetings! Welcome to the Summer edition and much to anticipate looking to the coming months. Lots of women doing great things in this issue – Felicity, Harmony, Sara, Maren Morris, Rosanne Cash, and Patty Griffin with new records and what about Kacey Musgraves winning four out of four GRAMMY’S and overall album! Amazing to compare […]

Felicity Urquhart

For homegrown country luminary Felicity Urquhart, the past 10 years have held all manner of changes: marriage, motherhood, and the increasing demands of a busy schedule as a radio and television presenter and performer. But with Frozen Rabbit – the singer-songwriter’s first solo album since landmark sixth studio outing Landing Lights touched down in 2009 […]

Keith Urban

The country superstar flew into Tamworth by private jet for an intimate performance on the Tuesday of the city’s annual country music festival. Urban took time to share stories of Tamworth with his fans and showed on screen old photos of himself as a young boy playing in the very same venue. “Tamworth and I […]

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin represents an extraordinary new chapter for this incomparable singer-songwriter and immediately stands among the most deeply personal recordings of her remarkable two-decade career. The album – which follows 2015’s Servant of Love – collects songs written during and in the aftermath of profound personal crisis, several years in which she battled, and ultimately […]

Florida Georgia Line

Tyler Hubbard was maybe kissing elephants in Africa or browsing marketplaces in Marrakech when Brian Kelley sits down to catch up with Country Update. Brian, the Florida to the Georgia, is also on holidays. However, he chose to return to his homestate for a little R&R ahead of their first ever headline concert tour of […]

Issue 91 – OUT NOW!

Season’s Greetings! As I reflect on the year that was 2018 that’s now zooming headlong into the silly season, I think it has been a boomer for country music and there is bigger and better to come also. There have been some albums this year that really raised the bar, and our homegrown music continues […]

Troy Cassar-Daley

“I don’t ever remember feeling down or worried because there was always another gig around the corner somewhere that would help pay for my next musical adventure and more petrol! “Music was my whole life. There were cars, girls, surfboards and mates in the mix – but nothing ever distracted me for very long away […]

Pistol Annies

The Pistol Annies never schedule or regulate a new album. Friendship and a love of strong stuff (country music, men, good times) is the currency that bonds songwriter/artists Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley; the records happen when the time is right. “The universe tells us when it’s time,” offers the dark-headed Presley. Monroe […]

Morgan Evans

When you get hired, you might raise a toast. When you get fired, you may chug a beer or something stronger to drown your sorrows. Celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary, anything – and tradition dictates it be done glass in hand. But how to celebrate when you achieve U.S. country chart domination? Well, when you’re […]

Brandy Clark

When the line-up for CMC Rocks Qld was announced last month I was both surprised and delighted to see probably the most progressive female working in country music in Nashville currently in Ashley McBryde and the super-savvy songwriter performer Brandy Clark of whose work I am a committed fan. Country Update spoke to Ashley McBryde […]

Clare Bowen

Touring her homeland and sharing her debut album with fans was as much a delight for Clare Bowen as it was for her fans – she has always been the very best kind of storyteller. The Australian actress and musician began accumulating her devoted fan base via her early appearances on iconic Aussie TV shows […]