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Cat Canteri - The Only One     Blues/Roots, Alternative Country, Rock 10/04/2018
Poignant and poetic lyrics and a bold slide guitar style; renowned songwriter Cat Canteri encapsulates her verve and passion into her sound recordings, often with brave, personal and candid honesty
In a desperate act to heal old wounds and re-ignite a flame, a mid-night rambling love letter is recomposed into song; hard-hitting verses, an introspective chorus and a ballsy slide guitar solo.

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Dave Prior - I Cried The Day Merle Haggard Died     Country 10/04/2018
Dave Prior is a well-known comedy entertainer who can also sing a mean country song.
"John O'Dea & I were talking about the day Hag died. I said “I Cried the Day Merle Haggard Died”. We tossed around some ideas and John came back with the song. Stuie French had a little play with it and here it is."

The Weeping Willows & Allan Caswell - The Roses Fall     Country, Alternative Country 10/04/2018
Golden Guitar and CMC Finalists, The Weeping Willows & Golden Guitar Winner, Allan Caswell have teamed up to write and record the poignant, The Roses Fall.
At its heart “The Roses Fall” is a love song and a story song. The couple in the song was created to tell story of the effect that the War had on ordinary Australian people. Damian Cafarella produced “The Roses Fall” at his End Of The Road studio in Melbourne.

Lot56 - Sunday Morning Saint     Country 06/04/2018
Original country rock and roll that is as real as the stories told. Lot56 lives every mile of every song the only accolade they want is your attention.
A country rock n roll song dedicated to all of us that woken on Sunday with hangover and that sinking feeling we get after a night that was way too big. Sunday Morning Saint is a genuine tounge in cheek tribute to the big night out.

Other tracks by Lot56:  Hellbound  -  The Last Call
Susie Scurry - The Elvis Hour     Country, Alternative Country, Folk 06/04/2018
In the spirit of golden-old classic standards, Susie Scurry's songwriting is clear and precise, original and familiar, honest and romantic.
Telling the story of an hourly program on the dusty end of the AM dial, 'The Elvis Hour' is a homage to the legend and lonely existence of ‘The King of Rock n' Roll’. Susie's voice croons over an old-school, toe-tapping score of lap steel sighs, bass, percussion and strings.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, 3PBS, Melbourne (VIC)

Taylor Pfeiffer & Matt Scullion - Make Today Count     Country, Folk 05/04/2018
Taylor continues to show growth as an artist, with a strong emphasis on catchy hooks and memorable arrangements, whilst defying genre boundaries.
A duet between Taylor Pfeiffer and Golden Guitar winner, Matt Scullion, 'Make Today Count' delivers the powerful endeavor to fulfill and cherish every moment. Building from solo banjo into a string section and recorded in the USA, Make Today Count is from Taylor’s EP, 'Take Her', produced by Simon Johnson.

Chloe Neilsen - Oceans     Country 29/03/2018
Chloe Neilsen is an emerging Singer/Songwriter from NSW.
Oceans was written by Chloe and her husband Torry who was trying to teach her how to surf, unsuccessfully and explaining how you let the water take you and just go with it. The couple then used this metaphor and memorable moment in their lives to write Oceans.

Rex Dallas - Show Boat Kalang     Country 29/03/2018
Rex Dallas has penned a vast volume of songs and is the recipient for many awards including Golden Guitars. He has released over 30 albums to date.
Back in the 1950's and 60's "Show Boat Kalang" would present a Country Music Concert once a month on a Wednesday night. Cruising out from Pier 8 at Circular Quay the old brass bell would ring, and then the concert would commence.

Tony Cook - Country Recognised     Country, Rock 27/03/2018
Tony Cook or "Laidback Tones" as he is affectionately known in North Queensland, is a country music artist with a passion for the outback.
Country Recognised is a tribute to those who have served their country overseas in times of conflict and paid the ultimate sacrifice. It also touches on Tony’s own experiences serving in the the Australian Defence Force as well as highlighting the plight of current returning veterans suffering PTSD. In the lead up to Anzac Day this song is a fitting tribute and a “must listen” as it will move you.

Gretta Ziller - Alright With Me     Country, Alternative Country, Pop, Rock 25/03/2018
With diverse roots spanning blues, rock, pop, classical, jazz, folk and bluegrass, Gretta Ziller’s sound resembles that of classic Americana.
A catchy, well written tune about accepting that someone loves you for how wonderfully imperfect you are.

Hayley Jensen - Saturday Night     Country, Pop 25/03/2018
Hayley Jensen's musical journey has been eclectic, bursting onto the scene through Australian Idol, but ultimately returning to the genre that launched her career - country.
A fun, catchy song that Jensen wrote about dreaming of escaping the nine-to-five grind to hit the town with friends. The perfect track for the girls - grab a glass of bubbly and dance around or turn it up loud with the windows down on a road trip.

Radford Jaymes Band - Queen St. Coyboy     Country, Rock 23/03/2018
Steven Jaymes and Brendan Radford have done hundreds of gigs together, Pubs, clubs, songwriters nights, campfires, festivals, you name it, chances are they have done it,
The new single 'Queen St. Cowboy' is a celebration of the urban city cowboy that loves, lives and breathes the bush, is its biggest supporter, and dreams of “going bush and one day” ... The Dolby races, burning sun on dirt, yeah I’m going back there one day.

Brad Marks - Yesterday     Country, Pop, Easy Listening 22/03/2018
Brad marks is a 26 year old singer from the Southern Highlands outside Sydney.
“Yesterday” is the song of a man giving his perception on how strong his love is for his wife. He reflects on their journey through life, explaining how at 18 and a bit on the wild side she came into his life and turned him around for the better.

John Flanagan Trio - Free John Zarb     Country, Folk 22/03/2018
John Flanagan Trio is made up of award winning songwriter John Flanagan, charismatic double bass player Liz Frencham and virtuoso guitar and mandolin picker Daniel Watkins.
Bluesy banjo track ‘Free John Zarb’ tells the story of Melbournian John Zarb who was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. He was imprisoned in 1968 and he became a focal point for opponents of the war in Australia.

Other tracks by John Flanagan Trio:  Last of the Casette Men
John Flanagan Trio - Something To Complain About     Country, Folk, Alternative Country 22/03/2018
The John Flanagan Trio is made up of award winning songwriter John Flanagan, double bass playing extraordinaire Liz Frencham and young bluegrass guitar and mandolin picker Dan Watkins.
‘Something To Complain About’ is the second single from the upcoming album, and is driven by punchy harmonies and rollicking fiddle. Bluegrass/folk meets rock n roll as the Flanagan takes a lighthearted poke at ‘first world problems’ and the art of complaining.

Jim Harding - Jacaranda Lane     Country 21/03/2018
Jim Harding, 2008 Queensland Masters Champion of Champion winner and 2015 Australian Songwriters Association Country Music awards finalist. ‘Dance with Me Molly’ album fully displays Jim’s amazing country voice.
A moving song of young love that endured and how they moved from the country to the city to raise a family and; went back every year to the old dairy farm where we first walked hand in hand down Jacaranda Lane beneath those purple blooms.

Other tracks by Jim Harding:  City Boys and Cowgirls  -  Nothing Compares To Your Smile
Not Good With Horses - What's Done Is Done     Country, Alternative Country, Roots, Folk 21/03/2018
Sydney quintet Not Good With Horses are a band that has an innate understanding of how to explore atmosphere and soul in their music where country and folk meet.
“A smouldering, snaking groove, richly ornamented with some subtle and evocative guitar interplay and the sultry ache of Brielle Davis’ voice surveying the ruins and aftermath of a relationship.” - Post To Wire

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Michael Waugh - Baling Twine     Country, Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic 20/03/2018
Perceptive and insightful Melbourne-based singer and songwriter receiving extremely positive media reactions to his second album The Asphalt & The Oval, including 4.5/5 stars in The Australian.
The 3rd single from Waugh’s ‘The Asphalt & The Oval’ album celebrates dairy farmers who know how to fix anything with a soldering iron and baling twine. But also how the ‘making do’ attitude and ingenuity of the past can’t hold together life in the contemporary dairy industry.

The Little Lord Street Band - Waking Up Next To You     Country, Blues, Folk, Roots 20/03/2018
Winners of the Best Country Act at the 2017 WAM Awards, The Little Lord Street Band, are going on their first ever national tour with their new EP.
In the fun-loving manner that makes up The Little Lord Street Band, this is a light-hearted, good-humoured take on a long-term relationship that any well-connected couple can relate to and laugh at because we all have our flaws that push the other halves buttons at times.

Troy Kemp - Beach Mode     Country 20/03/2018
With multiple Australian Country Chart #1 singles, a Golden Guitar, two CMC Awards and a decade of touring under his belt, Troy is one of Australia’s most recognisable music talents.
'Beach Mode' tells the story of a guy struggling with being back at work after being on holiday. Every time he feels the breeze he is transported in his mind back to the beach, the palm trees, the waves, the girls and the party that was his summer vacation.