The night before he blitzed the 38th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia by winning 6 Golden Guitars, Troy Cassar-Daley made a surprise appearance at the Scully Room of the Southgate Inn to assist HARMONY JAMES who was headlining her own ‘Tailwind’ show before a raptuous audience. (Photo by Peter Versace)
Bob talked to Barbara Morison on 2SER 107.3 FM about this month’s column and more…
Announced today, the latestinductee onto the Australasian Roll of Renown – an accolade regarded as the pinnacle of recognition for the Australian Country Music Industry…ANNE KIRKPATRICK.
“A true child of country music, Anne first came to prominence when she introduced an exciting new contemporary sound to the Australian scene in the late 1970s. Initially recording her first solo album in 1974, she won her first Golden Guitar in 1979 for Female Vocal.
Over her long and highly acclaimed career she has won five more Golden Guitars including two for Album and Female Vocal and an ARIA Award for her watershed album “Out Of The Blue” in 1991.
A talented songwriter with a unique vocal style, Anne achieved great success as a recording artist and performer – both as an individual and in concert with her parents Slim Dusty and Joy McKean and her family.
For over four decades Anne’s ability to blend a contemporary style with traditional themes has influenced the way many Australians think about modern country music and her early success helped prepare the way for the many young artists who followed in her footsteps.”
Pictured above left: Cowboys In Cyberspace’s Bob Howe with ANNE KIRKPATRICK at the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame Pioneering Ladies concert earlier in the week. Anne is wearing an original Joy McKean stage outfit. (Photo by Karen V.)
BECCY COLE and Duncan Toombs rip it up at the Tamworth 2010 TOMKINS GUITAR SHOWCASE(photo by Peter Versace). Dozens of artists played their Tomkins guitars, basses, mandolins, lap steels and fiddle before a packed house in Blazes at Wests. Lots more photos – click here…
A standing ovation for FRANK IFIELD’s
International Spur Award Show at the Tamworth Town Hall,
starring NICKI GILLIS, JOHANNA HEMARA, MIKE CARR and DONNA BOYD
with Bob Howe & the Hillbilly Heaven band
and a surprise appearance from Darren Carr. More photos by Peter Versace – click here…