Kristy James

  KRISTY JAMES ‘PUSH’  ‘Push’ the new single from Kristy James is all about taking chances – whether it be life, work, or in this case love, the message of the song says sometimes we just need that extra help. Live, love and dream and remember sometimes it takes a little ‘push’. “Sometimes we need a little convincing, wake up the heart and get it to listen”, Kristy James – Push – March 2017  The paired music video was created by long-time visual collaborator Glenn Wilson of Polydivision and incorporates a part of Kristy’s background that she has kept quiet until now. Kristy reveals, “In another life I spent a lot of time dancing; from the moment I saw Dirty Dancing I knew I had to be able to do it”. However after having such a long break from dancing, it was a decision Kristy had pondered for the previous four film clips but decided against it. With ‘Push’ Kristy decided to share this side of her and it proved to be a real test of her skill, confidence and fitness. Deciding to share with her audience a part of what she calls her ‘past life’, has helped Kristy to take this video to a new level. The music video can be viewed HERE (PLEASE NOTE THE VIDEO CLIP IS UNLISTED ON YOUTUBE TILL ITS PREMIERE AT 9PM WED NIGHT – WE WOULD APPRECIATE NO SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING UNTIL THEN)  Kristy has been singing & performing since she was a little girl, winning her first quest ‘The Junior Junior Vocal’ at Newcastle’s Steel City Country Music Club, by the time she was just 11 years old. Last year the singing teacher by day took her live shows around NSW and for the first time QLD....

Innocent Eve

  INNOCENT EVE ‘SISTERS’  ‘Sisters’ is the new single from Rachel and Bec Olsson, sister act Innocent Eve. The second single taken from the November 2016 EP “True North” is written about the three Olsson sisters; Bec, Rachel and Catherine who share a strong bond and who were all once in a covers band together. Although quite different in looks, personality and situation, they all share blue eyes and a determination to always have each other’s back, no matter what! Reminiscent of legendary sister acts The Dixie Chicks and Wilson Phillips, Rachel and Bec have a growing reputation for their engaging live performances. Together they perform perfect harmonies as only sisters can. Innocent Eve had a stellar 2016, performing on main-stages right across Australia at major festivals such as Urban Country Music Festival, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival and the inaugural Glenmaggie Country Rock Festival. Five time Cruisin’ Country regulars and already booked to play on Cruisin’ Country 7 later this year, as well as the Airlie Beach Music Festival in November. Innocent Eve has achieved radio and chart success with all singles from their debut album Temporary Balms (released in 2015 by ARIA award-charting producer Joel Black). ‘A Little Bit’, ‘Into The Light’, ‘Every Woman’, ‘Let Me Be’ and ‘And We Sang’ all featured on the KIX Country Network – All Australian Top 20, the Country Tracks Top 40 and the Country Music Channel Top 50. “True North” produced by multiple Golden Guitar and ARIA award-winning Matt Fell features six new songs all penned by the sister duo. First single, ‘Belly Glow’ is about feeling emotionally numb & wanting to feel the fire burning in your soul. It describes a deep yearning to feel something, anything. Take...

Tony Cook

  TONY COOK – LAIDBACK COUNTRY   ‘Laidback Country’ the new single from Tony Cook is a dedication to his beloved hometown of Charters Towers, Queensland and its “laidback culture”. Produced by Simon Johnson of Hillbilly Hut, the track features legendary Australian guitarist Phil Emmanuel on a lead guitar solo. The single has been given the video treatment by The Filmery and features Federal/State MPs Bob Katter and Shane Knuth – check it out on YOUTUBE ‘Laidback Country’ is the first single and title track from the singer-songwriter’s debut album, to be released in mid-2017. The debut EP “Laidback Tones” was released a little over 7 years ago and in that break, Tony took the time to get married, start a family and while he generally got busy with life, he never stopped writing songs. Tony fondly recalls some of the characters that would frequent his parents’ hotel in Maxwelton Queensland and while one day he’d love to write a book about them, for now he’s happy to put his experiences and passion for the bush into his songs. The new album is pure country and has been described as a blend of an Australian George Strait meets John Williamson with a hint of Paul Kelly. The jukebox in the remote outback family pub, helped Tony find his way to country music via all the latest country hits including Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler and the latest from Slim Dusty and Johnny Cash. Today Tony’s musical favourites include Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Australian success-stories John Williamson, Graeme Connors, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand and James Blundell. When Tony isn’t performing across North Queensland, he is a part-time farrier and works on the small family farm. Over the years, Tony has been fortunate enough to share...

Jackie Dee

  JACKIE DEE – CONTEMPLATING LIFE ‘Contemplating Life’ is the new single from Helensburgh NSW based artist Jackie Dee. The philosophical track comes from the artist’s own pen and she tells us, “We are all touched, moved, angered by the things we hear about in the news each day and it’s easy to despair. I wanted this song to have universal meaning, reaching all of us who sit and ponder the current state of our planet and society but at the same time the song encourages optimism and at its core it’s about the importance of our relationships”. The single has been bought to life for the small screen by Josh Favaloro of The Filmery – check it out HERE ‘Contemplating Life’ is the first single to be released from Jackie’s third album, “Six String Heart” – her most personable album to date. Juggling her time as a family therapist and a singer-songwriter, this new release sees Jackie fearless in tackling the tougher topics including domestic violence and mental illness. Produced by the award-winning Matt Fell, the album will be released 17 February to follow an official single launch and album preview show at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival. Described as sometimes a little ‘Country Belle’ and sometimes a little ‘Rock Chick’, the mum of two describes her style as coastal country (living where the bush meets the sea) sung with a voice that has been likened to Faith Hill and Mollie McClymont. It was late 2007, whilst penning songs for her alt/country duo Dee-tour when Jackie decided to try her luck at a regional song competition. Judge Colin Buchanan awarded her first prize for her song ‘A Few Wrong Turns’, a song about making those big important mistakes in life that teach...

El Cosgrove

  EL COSGROVE – ‘THE UNFAMILIAR’  El Cosgrove is a self-confessed red-headed, boot-wearing, alt-country singer-songwriter. The 2016 CMAA Academy Of Country Music graduate has drawn upon her upbringing in rural Queensland and other life experiences for her debut single, ‘The Unfamiliar’. This track is all about El’s love of travelling and experiencing rural life on the road. Always feeling a sense of calm and belonging whilst driving and experiencing places off the beaten track, El believes this is most likely influenced by her upbringing on a farm near Dalby, in the Queensland Darling Downs. El remembers, “Some of my earliest memories are driving between our farms with my family doing the many necessary jobs including carting machinery or moving and feeding cattle.” After meeting producer Matt Fell, when he was a guest speaker during her time at the academy earlier this year, El knew she’d found the perfect person to bring her music to life. Once they had arranged to work together El flew down to Sydney and lived in Love Hz studios for one whirlwind week in which the EP was produced. Matt playing various instruments, Glen Hannah on guitars and Josh Schuberth on percussion. Australia’s country music capital will always be special to El – it’s here she was privileged to have co-written songs with both Kasey Chambers and Ashleigh Dallas, share the stage with the likes of Catherine Britt, Lyn Bowtell, Kevin Bennett, Dobe Newton and Roger Corbett (The Bushwackers), Karl Brodie and fellow academy students, as well as having the opportunity to work with Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds and more. The debut EP “Guitars And Cigars” features five original songs and will be released during the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival. GET SOCIAL WITH EL COSGROVE: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website...

Sally-Anne Whitten

  SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN ‘THE LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND’  It’s been over three years since the last musical offering from Sally-Anne Whitten, so the release of ‘The Life You Left Behind’ comes with much anticipation. The Tamworth born & raised artist draws on tragic personal experience for this track that she began writing a couple of years ago. A routine trip to the supermarket trigged an emotional outpouring that lead to the realisation of how deep and difficult grief really is. Sally-Anne wondered if we ever really get of the loss of a loved one and wondered why, as non-permanent beings we seem to struggle with the concept of death so much. The artist muses, “It never gets any easier- time doesn’t help, and I thought as a child that being an adult would make it easier to cope. Sadly, it’s much harder. I had trouble finishing the song, I didn’t want it to be a sad morose piece, so I shelved it for a while”. Following the very unexpected sudden loss of her much-loved 19 year old nephew last year, Sally-Anne found the inspiration to finish what she’d started.  She presses that it’s not meant to be a sad song – a musing of just how hard and fickle grief can really be. Over the years, she has come to know that there’s no escaping it, we just have to learn to ride the waves as they come. Another important realisation is that we were lucky to have these people in our lives in the first place.  “They say we’ll meet again someday, Maybe, I don’t know, We’ll I’d like to think so, but until then, I’ll nurse this heart of mine and try to make some sense of this life, The life you...