Mention traditional Australian country music these days and no-one is more respected than the very popular, multi award winning, singer/songwriter Dianne Lindsay. Coming from a very prominent country music family, Dianne works hard to ensure that true Australian country music is alive and well. Touring extensively, running her own shows, co-hosting a weekly country music radio program and with a very busy recording schedule, Dianne has earned a reputation second to none right throughout Australia. Dianne is a multi Peoples’ Choice Awards winner and along with husband and lead guitarist, Peter Simpson, has had several finalist nominations for Golden Guitar ‘Bush Ballad of the Year’.
Peter Simpson has always had a love of country music. His early childhood memories are of sitting around the banks of the Snowy River with his family singing and playing guitar. These days Peter is a well-known and respected country guitarist with a strong leaning to the Australian bush ballad style.
Hoisting her swag of accolades, Bec Hance walks the country road as one of only a few women making their mark in the traditional country genre.
The talented singer/songwriter has a long list of admirers around the nation both for her honest, funny, catchy or melancholy lyrics as well as her engaging personality.
She classes herself as an Australiana artist who retains the traditional sound country music in Australia and the USA were built on bringing them together with a modern twist.
Coming up in the ranks of country music, Bec has been a two time Golden Guitar Nominee, Toyota Star Maker Grand-finalist, Graduate of the CMAA college of Country music, Champion of Champions Winner, TSA winner as well as a multitude of other accolades.
While touring and gigging and continually writing new material, Bec maintains her career as a paramedic in her home base of Murchison, in the heart of Victoria.
There is an old saying “write and sing about what you know”. For an authentic traditional Australian country sound, look no further than Bush Ballad Singer / Songwriter, Dean Perrett. Having been raised and still working on the family cattle property “Bowenfels”, a soul of pure country is a natural thing for Dean.
Over the last 29 years, Dean has earned his place as one of Australia’s favorite Bush Balladeers and leading traditional Country Artists.
With 4 golden guitars under his belt Dean’s creditability as a writer and singer of Australian bush songs goes unquestioned. Just like Dean the songs he writes and sings are very authentic and genuine.
Dean has released 15 albums to date with his latest being “Aussie Favourites Bluegrassed”.
This album truly highlights Dean’s versatility and dedication as an artist of both traditional country and bluegrass music.
Dean is currently working on a new bush ballad project recording songs with pure Australian heart and soul.
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Anita Ree presents as a unique Australian singer songwriter with a sound all her own. A Golden Guitar finalist on several occasions this multi award winner enthrals by painting pictures in song. The latest solo album ‘Long Way Round’ showcases Anita’s songwriting and captures the many faces of Anita. Followed closely by the long awaited ‘Ree Family Album”. Anita’s songs present a picture of Australian characters, way of life, dogs and places that all can relate to. A true Australian talent not to be missed.
For the last 35 years Glenn Jones has travelled Australia with his very own style of country music.
A student of our early music pioneers Tex Morton, Buddy Williams, Slim Dusty etc. Jonesy has moulded a very unique style of ballads, poetry and yarns into his performance and is regarded as one of Australias finest traditional Country Music performers.
Since 2006 Glenn has enjoyed the lead role in the Gold Coast production “AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR”. A role which has enhanced his stage and story telling abilities.
With 14 albums to his credit and a string of awards, Jonesy is a must see for all traditional country music fans.
2018 will see the release of Jonesies latest work “EVERY DAY’S AUSTRALIA DAY”
Growing up in a family where the music of Slim Dusty and Rick & Thel were always played, Jeff Brown has grown up to love Traditional Australian Bush Ballads. He has been involved with the music industry since he was 18, recording 7 albums to date and winning 2 Golden Guitar awards for Bush Ballad of the Year in 2005 and 2014 at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
When not singing and touring, Jeff is a truck driver and helps on the family farm.
He genuinely relates to the songs he sings and delivers them with confidence and sincerity.