Since barnstorming his way onto the country music charts with the mega hit “Boys From The Bush” Lee Kernaghan has notched up 31 #1 hits on the Australian Country Chart, won a staggering 28 Golden Guitars and has sold 2 million albums in the Australian market. His music gave birth to rural rock and songs like “Hat Town”, “She’s my Ute” and “The Outback Club”” gave voice to a new generation of country Australia. Now he is back, stretching the musical envelope yet again with what industry insiders are predicting will be another ground breaking album – Beautiful Noise.
The entire Australian Country Music Industry turned it's spotlight on Bob Corbett after he won 2012 Toyota Star Maker, Australia's oldest and most prestigious talent search. Bob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band adventurously burst out of the world of folk / country music. Audiences from coast to coast have showered this highly entertaining four-piece band with standing ovations and encores.
Being a brother and sister duo singing songs of love and heartbreak may seem a tad awkward, but Glen is quick to clarify. “They’re not duets – I’m not singing to Kaylee, because that would just be wrong (laughs). They’re just songs, stories about experiences that anyone could have.” And that, right there, is the key to the Kaylens Rain sound: accessibility. Being technically classified as country doesn’t quite fully describe their sound – the scope is much broader than that.
Still aged only 31, Luke Austen has spent nearly half his life trying to realise his dream of building a career in country music. His new album Truth is Simple is proof of what can be achieved with the right blend of talent, application and fearlessness.
The album gathers 10 of his songs, most co-written with an array of collaborators including Shane Nicholson, Troy Cassar-Daley and Jerry Salley, to create an album that not only highlights what a bright future Luke has but also how firm is his grasp of the history and breadth of country music.
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