Allan Caswell’s latest bush ballad Feeding The Crew has been chosen as a finalist in the 2019 Bush Ballad Golden Guitar

Allan Caswell’s latest bush ballad Feeding The Crew has been chosen as a finalist in the 2019 Bush Ballad Golden Guitar.

In the tradition of where a lot of Slim Dusty’s songs came from … people sending him poems and Slim carefully turning them into songs, Feeding The Crewcame to life in much the same way.

Kathy Berzinski lives in Far North Queensland and, when her husband was alive, they would do the grey nomad thing in outback Queensland … during the ‘boring bits’ Kathy would write bush poetry. Caswell was given some of her poems via a mutual friend, well known guitar builder Allan Tomkins and he loved them. One, in particular was the poem that became Feeding The Crew.

Allan Caswell recorded Feeding The Crew in Melbourne with producer Damian Cafarella after they had completed his MEXICO album, so the song was released separately.

So, here’s the story … a retired lady in Far North Queensland writes her first ever song … it gets recorded by a veteran country singer and goes on to be a finalist in the Golden Guitars … it sounds like a bush ballad itself.

Being the versatile songwriter, he is, Allan Caswell has long been known to explore all the different strands of the country music genre and his recordings reflect this. “I love the bush ballad because it is country music in its purest and most Australian form” Caswell has been a finalist in this section a number of times and won the Bush Ballad Golden Guitar in 2016 with Manfred Vijars for One Last Muster.

This is Kathy Berzinski’s first ever Golden Guitar final nomination … and Caswell’s 40th.

2 x Golden Guitar Finalists – MONTGOMERY CHURCH –

Yesterday, at the official nomination announcements event for the Country Music Awards of Australia, MONTGOMERY CHURCH were named 2 x FINALISTS for their stunning debut album – In The Shadow Of The Mountain.

The current single, I’M GONNA LOVE HER ALL THE TIME was announced top 5 finalist for Bluegrass recording of the year and the incredible instrumental track, MIDDLINGBANK ROAD was announced as a finalist for Instrumental Track Of The year.

Winners will be announced at the pinnacle event of the Tamworth Country Music Festival on Saturday the 26th January.

COUNTRY ROCKS CONGRATULATES KRISTY COX ON TWO TOYOTA GOLDEN GUITAR AWARDS FINALIST NOMINATIONS

Country Rocks Records proudly congratulates label artist – Kristy Cox – on the announcement of two finalist nominations for the prestigious Toyota Golden Guitar Awards of Australia.

Yesterday at a special ceremony held at ABC Studios in Sydney, Kristy was announced as a finalist in Female Artist of The Year and Bluegrass Recording of The Year for her internationally acclaimed album, “Ricochet” .

“I’m still a little lost for words in excitement!” said Kristy from Nashville. “The ongoing support from my music family is incredible. I am a lucky girl to be part of such a great community – thanks everyone!”.

Michael Bond from Country Rocks Records echoed Kristy’s excitement following yesterday’s announcement. “For an independent label which has been operating for a year, to score two finalist berths in the Golden Guitar Awards is a great honour. Working with Kristy and her US label this year has been a wonderful experience. We are so proud of her and the major goals she is kicking. We have our fingers crossed for her for the awards and extend our thanks to the CMAA, judges and congratulations to the other finalists on their nominations also”.

Kristy returns to Australia in January for the Tamworth Country Music Festival and her latest single, “Right Where You Left It”, is at radio now.

2018 ACHIEVEMENTS
•#1 US Billboard Bluegrass Albums (“Ricochet”)
•#31 US Billboard Country Albums Chart (“Ricochet”)
•#1 Bluegrass Today Chart (“Ricochet” & “I Can Almost Smell The Smoke”)
•#1 AusCountry Top 10 (“Ricochet”, “I Can Almost Smell The Smoke” & “Right Where You Left It”)
•#3 AusCountry Top 10 (“Sweet English Rose”)
•Top 10 Female Artist nomination at International Bluegrass Music Awards
•Finalist Independent Female Vocalist of Year Southern Stars
•Finalist Female Artist & Bluegrass Recording of The Year Toyota Golden Guitar Awards of Australia

C2C: COUNTRY TO COUNTRY TIM McGRAW TO HEADLINE INAUGURAL AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL

After entertaining country music fans across the United Kingdom and Europe since 2013, TEG Live and AEG Presents are proud to present the inaugural Country to Country (C2C) Australia at Sydney Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday 28 September 2019 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday 29 September 2019, headlined by superstar Tim McGraw.

Also appearing at the very first C2C Australia will be the hugely popular Kelsea Ballerini, along with Midland, and many more international and local artists to be announced.

Presale tickets will be available via Telstra Thanks® from 10am (local), Wednesday 14 November and the general public on sale commences from 12 noon (local), Friday 16 November through Ticketek.

C2C Australia will be 10 hours of country music, spanning multiple stages including the Main Stage, the C2C Spotlight Stage and the Town Square, and showcasing the best in country music as well as emerging talent from the United States and Australia. The festival will also feature an array of attractions and great food options for passionate country music fans.

C2C made its debut at the O2 Arena in London in 2013 and has now become an annual staple on the UK festival calendar with tens of thousands of fans attending each year to enjoy some of the very best of country music. In 2015, C2C went into mainland Europe for the first time with shows in Sweden and Norway. In 2019, C2C will debut in both the Netherlands and Germany, and now this annual country music festival is coming to Australia for the very first time in September 2019.

Tim McGraw has sold more than 50 million records and dominated the charts with 43 worldwide #1 singles. He’s won 3 Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 3 People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honours. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Radio’s Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres.

He is the most played country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1. His career-long tour successes include the record-setting Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 with his wife, Faith Hill. McGraw starred in and narrated the hit movie, The Shack, as well as played leading roles in Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. McGraw recently released two news songs ‘NEON CHURCH’ and ‘Thought About You’, his first new solo music in two years. Tim McGraw was last in Australian in 2012 when he headlined CMC Rocks together with his wife Faith Hill and sold out multiple arenas in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Kelsea Ballerini has emerged in the last three years as one of the biggest names in country music. Ballerini released her debut album ‘The First Time’ in 2015, since then she has received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, banked three consecutive No. 1 songs (a record, as she’s the only female Country artist to have done so from a debut), toured across the US and around the world, and nurtured a growing reputation as one of Nashville’s sharpest writers. She has played and toured with artists such as Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, and headlining her own tour, in addition to winning scores of accolades including an ACM Award, a Billboard “Rising Star” Award and an ACCA for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Kelsea Ballerini headlined CMC Rocks in 2018.

Midland. Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region. Their critically acclaimed freshman album, “On the Rocks” (Big Machine Records), features 13 tracks with song writing credits from each member alongside hitmakers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Launching to rave reviews from notable outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone Country, “On the Rocks” was declared “the year’s best Country album” by Washington Post. The Dann Huff produced album earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Album Sales chart upon release. Their debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band their first Grammy Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and are nominated for three CMA Awards including Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem” and New Artist of the Year. This year Country Radio Broadcasters voted the trio as one of the esteemed 2018 CRS New Faces. This will be the very first time Midland tour Australia.

Further exciting line-up announcements will be made soon. Check the website for updates: https://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com.au/

C2C : Country to Country, Australia

Saturday 28 September 2019 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
Sunday 29 September 2019 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre

GARETH LEACH ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES AND TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWS

Alt Country/Americana and outlaw country artist, Gareth Leach is set to hit the road for a stack of shows leading to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, following the recent release of his debut album, Death & Taxes.

With tour dates commencing tomorrow in Echuca, Leach will perform a handful of shows just prior to Christmas before returning in the New Year for his From the Mountains to the River Tour in January for five shows. He then takes in Tamworth CMF between the 18th and 23rd January.

Gareth’s latest single is title track from his album, Death & Taxes, with that and the previous single, Turn Back Jimmy Creek, both receiving plenty of airplay across country radio stations and the Country Music Channel. The record was produced, engineered and mixed by Tyson Fish of The Alamo in Melbourne, with additional engineering and production by Leach and mastering by David Walker (Stepford Audio). All associated artwork has been created by Jasper Shelton Hollis. The culmination of talents wrapping up what is a masterful debut Americana album.

Gareth Leach draws inspiration from a spectrum as wide as Willie Nelson to Keith Urban, Jimmy Eat World to Chris Stapleton, and beyond, blending Americana sensibilities with the introspective and reflective lyrical concepts of his Outlaw heroes.

Anyone who enjoys alt-country/Americana will enjoy Gareth Leach and his raw, powerful and engaging take on one of the fastest rising genres in Australia.

GARETH LEACH TOUR DATES
Nov 10 – Gypsy Bar, Echuca VIC
Nov 11 – Cape Horn Vinyard, Echuca VIC
Nov 17 – Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill VIC
Nov 24 – The Bearded Lady w/ Hayley Marsten, Brisbane QLD
Dec 19 – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO RIVER
Jan 4 – Snowline Hotel, Harrietville VIC
Jan 5 – Happy Valley Hotel, Ovens VIC
Jan 6 – Wandi Pub, Wandiligong VIC
Jan 12 – Men’s Club, Deniliquin NSW
Jan 13 – Shamrock Hotel, Echuca VIC

TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jan 18 – Pig Stage, 2pm
Jan 18 – The Press 2340, 9pm
Jan 20 – The Welder’s Dog, 12pm
Jan 20 – Pig Stage, 4pm
Jan 21 – FanZone, 4:50pm
Jan 23 – Pig Stage, 6pm

ANDREW SWIFT AND GRETTA ZILLER ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN CARAVAN PARK COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWCASE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST, BRAD COX

Alt-country/Americana artists Gretta Ziller and Andrew Swift have announced the dates and parks included in the next Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase Tour, proudly sponsored by Jayco – 21 shows in 21 days through Victoria and New South Wales, before once again hitting the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

This year, the Social Family Records label mates will take 2018 Toyota Star Maker winner, Brad Cox, along on the journey with them, which commences in Anglesea, Victoria, on Thursday, 27 December and winds its way from park to park with the final show of the tour set for Reflections Holiday Park in Tuncurry, NSW on Wednesday, 16 January.

Watch The Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase Tour short documentary here and get a feel for it:

2018 has been a massive year for both Ziller and Swift, with non-stop touring and performing throughout the year. March saw the release of Swift’s much anticipated album, Call Out For the Cavalry, which landed at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart and #3 on the ARIA Country Albums chart, spawning one of this year’s most successful country radio singles, Runaway Train. A 2018 Golden Guitar finalist for Alt Country Album of the Year, Ziller has continued to receive accolades for her September 2017 album, Queen of Boomtown, including a nomination for country album of the year in this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards.

If caravan and camping is your thing, check out the schedule below and book your spot now at one (or many) of the following parks this summer and be entertained for free by three of the best performers Australia has to offer, while you sit back and relax. Note: The shows are for park guests only. Some parks are already fully booked, so do not delay in booking your place at your fave park, if you’re keen to be part of it.

The Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase
Tour Dates

December 2018
Thu 27th Anglesea Family Caravan Park, Anglesea VIC
Fri 28th Ocean Grove Holiday Park, Ocean Grove VIC
Sat 29th Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana VIC
Sun 30th Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve, Inverloch VIC
Mon 31st Marlo Ocean Views, Marlo VIC

January 2019
Tue 1st Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota VIC
Wed 2nd Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden NSW
Thu 3rd NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park, Jindabyne NSW
Fri 4th Jingellic Showgrounds, Jingellic NSW
Sat 5th Tumut River Brewing Company, Tumut NSW **
Sun 6th Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park, Porepunkah VIC
Mon 7th Omeo Caravan Park, Omeo VIC
Tue 8th Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota VIC
Wed 9th Tathra Beachside, Tathra NSW
Thu 10th Reflections Holiday Park, Bermagui NSW
Fri 11th Murramarang Nature Tourist Resort, Murramarang NSW
Sat 12th Holiday Haven Lake Conjola, Lake Conjola NSW
Sun 13th Toowoon Bay Holiday Park, Toowoon Bay NSW
Mon 14th Reflections Holiday Park, Hawks Nest NSW
Tue 15th Reflections Holiday Park, Seal Rocks NSW
Wed 16th Reflections Holiday Park, Tuncurry NSW

** Brad Cox not appearing

HYTE just announced techno legend Chris Liebing as the latest addition to the line up of HYTE NYE Berlin 2018

Hyte will take place on Monday December 31st at Funkhaus Berlin. The techno grandmaster and Mute Records artist completes the line up around previously announced headliners Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens und Stephan Bodzin.

Chris Liebing, the German stalwart, who has been a firm fixture in the global techno scene for the better part of 25 years, will return to the famous Berlin HYTE event for the fifth year running. The techno mainstay just released his new LP “Burn Slow”. Chris has once again shown fans his multifaceted talent. The 10-track album, released via Mute in early September, sees the Frankfurt-based artist explore more experimental pursuits.

HYTE NYE Berlin 2018 will be held at Berlin’s legendary Funkhaus venue. Built in 1951, the colossal East German complex used to host the biggest radio broadcasting site in the world. Today serving as a playground of the city’s vibrant underground scene, the building is a beautifully preserved piece of Berlin’s past, mixing Bauhaus architecture with Soviet aesthetics and industrial vibes. The event will take place at the so-called Shedhalle, a one of a kind warehouse with very rough but beautiful aesthetics, which is part of the Funkhaus complex.

Staying true to their extended party roots, HYTE will once again put clubbers’ stamina to the test, offering them a 24-hour marathon on NYE and NYE to remember. To ring in the New Year in style, HYTE will kick off as early as 18:00 on Monday, December, 31st and won’t pull the plug until 18:00, Tuesday, January, 1st 2019.

That’s the full line up of HYTE NYE Berlin 2018 (in alphabetical order)
Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Stephan Bodzin live
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Anthea, Archie Hamilton, Butch, Caleb Calloway, Djebali, Fabio Florido, Federico Gardenghi, Ferro, Gregor Tresher, Guti live, Mahony, Modig, Soulphiction, wAFF, Woody, Yaya

HYTE NYE BERLIN
Monday, December 31 2018, 18:00 – Tuesday, January 01 2019, 18:00
Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin, Germany

Line Up: Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Anthea, Archie Hamilton, Butch, Caleb Calloway, Chris Liebing, Djebali, Fabio Florido, Federico Gardenghi, Ferro, Gregor Tresher, Guti live, Mahony, Modig, Pan-Pot, Richie Hawtin, Soulphiction, Stephan Bodzin live, wAFF, Woody, Yaya

HYTE – SINCE 2013 / SOME OF THE ARTISTS THAT PLAYED FOR US SO FAR
Adam Beyer, Andrea Oliva, Agoria, Apollonia, Art Department, Ben Klock, Ben Sims, Benny Rodrigues, Bicep, Bjarki, Black Coffee, Bob Moses, Cajmere, Caribou, Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Collabs, Craig Richards, Danny Tenaglia, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, DJ Harvey, DJ Koze, DJ Tennis, Dubfire, DVS1, Enzo Siragusa, Erick Morillo, Green Velvet, Gregor Tresher, Guti, Henrik Schwarz, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Jackmaster, James Ruskin, Jeff Mills, Job Jobse, John Talabot, Joseph Capriati, Josh Wink, Kenny Dope, Kevin Saunderson, Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, Loco Dice, Luciano, Maceo Plex, Mano Le Tough, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Carola, Martin Buttrich, Mathew Jonson, Matthew Dear, Matthias Tanzmann, Maya Jane Coles, Mind Against, Monika Kruse, Nastia, Nic Fanciulli, Nick Curly, Nicole Moudaber, Nightmares on Wax, Nina Kraviz, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Peggy Gou, Rebekah, Recondite, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood / Floorplan, ROD, Rodhad, Schwarzmann, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Speedy J, Steve Rachmad, Tale of Us, The Martinez Brothers, Tiga, Tom Trago, wAFF and many #MORE…

SYDNEY IRISH FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT 10 + 11 NOVEMBER – SYDNEY SHOWGROUND

With a little over three weeks to go until the 2018 Sydney Irish Festival opens the gates, organisers have today announced performance times and more around the ground action, as well as confirmation that the Wild Geese Trophy, the first fully sanctioned, full format hurling match played outside Ireland will be broadcast live around the world on FOX SPORTS.

The Wild Geese Trophy between 2018 National Hurling League victors Kilkenny and 2017 All Ireland champions and archrivals, Galway, will take place on the final day of the 2018 Sydney Irish Festival over 10 and 11 November 2018 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

Described as “the Riverdance of sport” and a “warrior game with ancient links to Irish history”, hurling has been played for more than 3,000 years and is one of Ireland’s native Gaelic games. Widely considered to be the fastest game on grass, the game consists of two teams of 15 trying to drive a ball down the field with a stick in order to score against each other. Without a doubt, it is one of the fastest, and most high scoring sports played today and is a colourful mix of skill, stamina and bravery.

The design of the Wild Geese Trophy was inspired by the Catalpa Wild Geese Memorial, situated on the beach at Rockingham, Western Australia, from where six Irish Fenian political prisoners were rescued by the American whaler: The Catalpa, in 1876, and followed their leader John Boyle O’Reilly, to Massachusetts. See here for more background and a hi res picture of the trophy.

Micheál Donoghue, Galway senior hurling team manager, said: “This is a great opportunity to get a really high quality game at what would normally be a quiet time of year. Matches against Kilkenny are invaluable because you know that a Brian Cody coached team will be giving it everything and we will approach it exactly the same way in Sydney. We are looking forward to what promises to be a great occasion.”

The 2018 Sydney Irish Festival is a celebration of all things Irish showcasing traditional Irish dance and music with hurling clinics, market stalls, comedy, face painting, marching bands, buskers, amusement rides, player autograph sessions, and plenty of family friendly activities right across the weekend.

On top of the huge variety of around the ground attractions, the Sydney Irish Festival will include musical performances from some of the Emerald Isle’s musical treasures including Damien Dempsey, Mary Black, Lúnasa and Saint Sister, as well as local Irish outfits Hooper & O’Toole, The Irish Rogues and Irish Hooley on Saturday, 10 November.

Set to enthrall our littlest páistí over at the Davis Amphitheatre Family Stage, Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Show featuring rescue pups, Chase and Marshall and those mischievous yellow twins, B1 and B2 – the Bananas in Pyjamas, will each be performing three shows on Saturday, 10 November.

Playing and performance times are below, and a venue map can be downloaded from here.

Day two on Sunday, 11 November commences with a myriad of family friendly activities and more live music, as well as a curtain raiser match between NSW and Victoria commencing at 1.30pm, before the pre-game welcome parade of the teams into the stadium commences at 3.00pm with the teams taking the field for the Wild Geese Trophy tip-off at 3.30pm.

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Paul Sergeant Events (PSE) are thrilled to announce that the full Wild Geese Trophy match on Sunday, 11 November will be shown in Australia on FOX SPORTS More (Foxtel Channel 507*) commencing at 3.30pm AEDT and throughout Asia on FOX Sports Asia and RTE into Ireland (check local guides for details).

FOX SPORTS is committed to bringing a wide variety of sports from around the globe to the homes of Australian sports fans and their support of niche and emerging sports is second to none. Their commitment to the Wild Geese Trophy compliments an already strong suite of emerging sports in November including hockey, gymnastics and lawn bowls. FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

Ahead of the Sydney Irish Festival, the official Business Function will be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf at midday on Friday, 9 November. Tickets include a three course lunch, beverage package and first class entertainment including RTE Sport’s own Marty Morrissey as MC, a preview of the 2018 Wild Geese Trophy with both team Managers, Brian Cody (Kilkenny) and Micheál Donoghue (Galway), as well as Irish sporting legends Sonia O’Sullivan and Tadhg Kennelly. For tickets and more details, email SIFhospitality@psevents.com.au.

Introductions to hurling, the weekend’s events, artist bio information and hi res photos, can be downloaded from here

Sydney Irish Festival
Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park
Saturday 10 November -and- Sunday 11 November 2018

PLAYING AND PERFORMANCE TIMES

SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2018

CONCERT STAGE
6:30pm – Saint Sister
7:30pm – Lúnasa
8.40pm – Mary Black
10.00pm – Damien Dempsey

DAVIS AMPHITHEATRE – FAMILY STAGE
MC: Gerald Faulkner
11:30am – Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
12:30pm – Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
1:30pm – Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
2:15pm – Bananas in Pyjamas
2:45pm – Cox Academy of Irish Dance
3:15pm – Bananas in Pyjamas
3:45pm – Carey South West Academy of Irish Dance
4:15pm – Bananas in Pyjamas
4:45pm – Fiona-Gaye Moore Academy
6:00pm – Stage Closes

HORDERN SPRUNG – IRISH MUSIC STAGE
11:15am – The Hooleys
12:00pm – Hooper & O’Toole
12:45pm – The Hooleys
1:30pm – Hooper & O’Toole
2:15pm – The Hooleys
3:00pm – Hooper & O’Toole
3:45pm – The Irish Rogues
4:15pm – The Irish Rogues
5:00pm – Gerry Faulkner
5:15pm – The Irish Rogues
6:00pm – Stage Closes

SUNDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2018

DAVIS AMPHITHEATRE – PRE & POST GAME ENTERTAINMENT
12:00pm – Patrick Brady & Dancers
3:00pm – Stage Closes for Hurling Match
5:15pm (post-match) – Blackwater Band

** All times are approximate and subject to change

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ANNOUNCE DEBUT ARENA DATES FOR MARCH 2019 – WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THOMAS RHETT & MORGAN WALLEN

Multi-platinum superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE announce a string of highly anticipated all-ages arena shows for March 2019, which will take them to the Cairns Convention Centre on Friday 15 March, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Monday 18 March, and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 20 March.

No strangers to huge audiences, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have played to sold-out stadiums across North America, and are slated to headline the sold-out CMC Rocks QLD 2019 event, Australia’s biggest country music festival. After a scorching debut Rocks appearance in 2016, the award-winning duo have taken the world by storm. Their genre-defying sound is top-shelf, making for an explosive live experience. “Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive”, said MusicRow Magazine.

As the first country act ever to be Diamond certified (10 million copies sold) with their 11x Platinum breakout ‘Cruise’, FGL are a crossover phenomenon, collaborating with Bebe Rexha on this year’s global chart-topper ‘Meant To Be’, featuring on Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso’s ‘Let Me Go’, plus collaborations with The Chainsmokers on ‘Last Day Alive’, The Backstreet Boys with ‘God, Your Mama, And Me’, Ziggy Marley, Tim McGraw, Nelly, and countless others.

Over the past 6-years, the global entertainers have received honours from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards, surpassed 31 million tracks and more than 4.3 million albums sold while launching entrepreneurial endeavours including their Old Camp whiskey, FGL HOUSE restaurant, Tree Vibez Music publishing company, Tribe Kelley and meet + greet.

“a potent brew of fist-pumping backwoods attitude and gutsy crossover ambition” – Rolling Stone

“The duo’s energy was only matched by near-nuclear heat given back to them.”
– Taste of Country

In Sydney and Melbourne, FGL will bring fellow Statesider THOMAS RHETT along for the ride. One of the hottest stars on the global country scene, Rhett is a platinum-selling chart-topper who has eight No.1 US country hits to his name, and an eclectic catalogue that blends the southern swagger of country music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of rock. Rhett has played alongside FGL many times, notably opening their 2015 tour Anything Goes.

US hit-maker MORGAN WALLEN also joins the dynamic line-up for all shows. One of country music’s most exciting up and comers, Wallen previously toured with FGL on their Dig Your Roots Tour and collaborated with the duo on the Platinum-certified smash ‘Up Down’, an irresistible thumper that topped the US Country charts. His anticipated follow-up ‘Whiskey Glasses’ is currently climbing the Country radio charts and he’s logged more than 330 million combined digital streams to date.

With a line-up of country powerhouses, these shows promise to be a hit for music-lovers of all ages. Experience the very best that country music has to offer, when Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett descend on arenas across the East Coast next March!

IAN MOSS ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOWS

After sold out shows across Australia, guitar and rock legend Ian Moss has added more dates to his National Solo Intimate and Acoustic Regional Tour in 2019 including wrapping up the tour with a special show in his home town of Alice Springs.

Respected as one of Australia’s most iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound. While primarily recognised as an axeman of tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music in the early 1970s.

Showcasing songs from his new self-titled album, Mossy will also perform songs from his incredible solo and Cold Chisel catalogue including Tuckers Daughter, Never Before, Telephone Booth, Such A Beautiful Thing, Bow River and many more.

Come and see why Ian Moss is one of the best guitarists and vocalists on the planet.

Friday, 8 February 2019 | Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra NSW
Saturday, 9 February 2019 | Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Wagga Wagga NSW
Friday, 22 February 2019 | Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta VIC
Saturday, 23 February 2019 | Paramount Theatre, Echuca VIC
Friday, 1 March 2019 | Goldfields Art Centre, Kalgoorlie NSW
Sunday, 3 March 2019 | Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany WA
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 | Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton WA
Friday, 8 March 2019 | Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
Saturday, 9 March 2019 | Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury WA
Friday, 15 March 2019 | Capital Theatre, Bendigo VIC
Saturday, 16 March 2019 | Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura VIC
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier SA
Friday, 22 March 2019 | Northern Festival Centre, Keith Michell Theatre, Port Pirie SA
Saturday, 23 March 2019 | Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, Barossa Valley SA
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland QLD
Friday, 29 March 2019 | Ipswich Civic Theatre, Ipswich QLD
Saturday, 30 March 2019 | Empire Theatre, Heritage Bank Auditorium, Ipswich QLD
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 | Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay QLD
Friday, 5 April 2019 | Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton QLD
Saturday, 6 April 2019 | Brolga Theatre, Maryborough QLD
Friday, 26 April 2019 | Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford NSW
Saturday, 27 April 2019 | Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock NSW
Friday, 3 May 2019 | SkyCity Darwin Concert Lawns, Darwin NT**
Saturday, 4 May 2019 | Araluen Centre, Alice Springs NT