A session and lead guitar player for many of Australia's notable contemporary country artists, Chris has taken a huge step forward to move out from behind the guitar to become a solo artist, supporting music greats such as Wendy Mathews, Paul Kelly & Richard Clapton. He recently returned from Nashville, song writing and recording with some of the Industry finest and his debut album Different Road is out now.
"Redcliffe (Queensland) born singer-songwriter, Natalie Howard divides her time between the Gold Coast Australia and Nashville USA. Before she could walk Natalie was following her mother’s footsteps – literally. On weekends, Natalie would play on the floor at her mother’s feet while her mother played songs for her own pleasure on the keyboard. It wasn’t long before Natalie was pushing the foot pedals with her hands and accompanying her mother. Natalie was introduced to a wide collection of pop and country music through her father’s record collection..."
"Baylou are sister duo Victoria and Barb Baillie. Victoria is already highly regarded in her own right, having won a Golden Guitar for Best New Talent at the 2010 Country Music Awards of Australia, as a solo act. Barb has been an integral part of Victoria’s solo career as a guitarist and backing vocalist for most of her live shows and recordings. As a result of this and touring with artists such as Adam Havery, Beccy Cole and Troy Casser-Daly, Barb has carved out her own reputation as a player and singer, capitalising on touring with these acts and in effect creating her own fan base." - Baylou website.
He's released 20 albums in a career that's also included over 14 Golden Guitar nominations. This week Brian joins Walshy to trace his career history and chat about his latest album "A Little Bit of Irish".
A late-addition to the site, this in-depth chat with The Sunny Cowgirls originally played on Good Morning Country during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, January 2013. What We Do Best, the fifth full-length release from the Sunnys, was recorded in Nashville, Sydney and Perth, and released independently at the start of the year.
"Nia is a storyteller. The songs she sings are representative of moments in her life that resonate with all...stories of life as a mother, wife and daughter, friendship and trials will captivate you with their simplicity. Her second album "The Woman I Am" delivers little pieces of her heart straight to yours."
Produced by Kevin Walsh, the Album of the Week feature is heard live on GMC every morning. You can hear the interviews in full here.