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Voodoo Town - Glory Dayz     Country, Pop, Rock 13/06/2019
Fronted by Tamworth’s Brent Larkham, Voodoo Town, comprises Uwe Lorenz and Fabian Konig, who collaborated on an AC/DC Bon Scott tribute album in Germany and have worked together since.
Glory Dayz is a retrospective glance into former lives and how things once were. A man runs into a former girlfriend and they begin a game of ‘remember when’ and they reminisce about how things once were. The song is written from an older person’s point of view looking at the crazy things they did as kids.

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Viper Creek Band - Green Light     Country, Pop 08/11/2018
High energy and boundless enthusiasm are what fans have come to expect from The Viper Creek Band and they continue to deliver with their recorded material and their live shows.
The premise of the song is a guy asking the girl to give him the green light to take their relationship to the next level. The track has a catchy lyric and sound that will have listeners singing along in no time.

The Viper Creek Band - Wrecked Everything     Country, Pop, Rock 14/03/2019
When they formed in 2011, The Viper Creek Band believed that Australian country music was ready for an exciting new sound. The band continues to deliver dynamic performances.
Wrecked Everything Is all about a guy who has met a girl and fallen crazy in love and can't function the way he used to because he cannot think about anything but her. She has wrecked everything for him, but in the best possible way.

Other tracks by The Viper Creek Band:  Blue Jean Jacket
The Viper Creek Band - Australian Girls     Country 30/01/2019
When they formed in 2011, The Viper Creek Band believed that Australian country music was ready for an exciting new sound.
From the stay at home mum to the elite fighter pilot or even a brain surgeon, the ability and commitment of women is an integral part of Australian society and culture. The new track ‘Australian Girls’ by The Viper Creek Band celebrates the women of this wide brown land and their passion and ability to move the nation forward.

The Pigs - Olive, Call Me     Country, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Comedy 31/05/2019
Having played music together in the hillbilly mountains of Australia for years, in 2004 The Pigs decided to travel from the the outback to form the band in Sydney.
From chicken bones and freak cyclones to evil clones and seductive mermaid queens, The Pigs cover 19 ways to die in their latest single, Olive, Call Me.

The tongue-in-cheek, wicked love song tells of a man who is bleeding unrequited love, and will do anything for the love of Olive, who is already taken, performed in perfect Pigs style.

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The Pigs - Hillbilly Synthesiser     Country, Acoustic 30/11/2018
Having played music together in the hillbilly mountains of Australia for years, in 2004 The Pigs decided to travel from the the outback to form the band in Sydney.
The sounds of the 1980s and country music come together in The Pigs’ latest single, Hillbilly Synthesiser.
The song tells of the journey to a shack in the mountains of Australia where they find their friend building a homespun electronic instrument with moonshine flowing and the synthesiser making sounds like an old jug band.

The Pigs - Go! Robot Goat!     Country, Alternative Country 18/01/2019
Having played music together in the hillbilly mountains of Australia for years, in 2004 The Pigs decided to travel from the the outback to form the band in Sydney.
Go! Robot Goat! is a banjo-laden story of a goat named Oliver with laser eyes that was created from a secret government experiment, escapes and befriends a family who keep it hidden from the men in white coats.

Other tracks by The Pigs:  Sterilised! Humidified! Sleep Deprived!  -  T-Boneʼs Boogie (That Itch Is You)
Kim Wright - This Old Bar     Country, Rockabilly 05/04/2019
Kim Wright gives listeners pure, traditional country music through his originals, written in the style of artists including George Strait and Alan Jackson.
Known for wanting to expand the traditional American country sound in Australian country music, Kim Wright's latest single, This Old Bar is a humorous departure from the family man image of his debut single, Man of the House.
The co-write with Liam Kennedy-Clark has a man lying to his wife and his boss about where he’s been spending his time.

Fred Smith - Scots of the Riverina     Folk, Country, Alternative Country, Cover Version 10/05/2019
Fred Smith is Australia's singing diplomat and is much loved for his gentle wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale.
This is John Schumann’s setting of Henry Lawson’s poem. A struggle between father and son, a difficult marriage, the thin consolations of the Scottish Presbyterian Church, the impact of a distant war on a rural community, then some grim redemption - all in two minutes of verse. Lawson was surely the master.

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Chalkie White - Star In Your Car     Country, Easy Listening, Rock 14/02/2019
Chalkie White was one of Australian music’s best-kept secrets until 2018, when he had an ARIA #1 Australian Country Album. His 20 years touring Australia has produced an experienced singer-songwriter.
Star In Your Car, penned by Vernon Rust, takes you to that moment where you’re either stuck in traffic or driving down that winding country road, capturing the sense of freedom you get when your favourite song comes on.

There in that moment, your cares fade away and it’s all about the track, becoming a star in your car.

Benny Allen - We Will Remember     Country, Alternative Country, Folk, Acoustic 15/04/2019
With a piano strapped to the back of his ute, Benny Allen isn't your typical country singer. The name of his debut album, Never Knew I Was Country, is fitting.
Written after a conversation with his children about ANZAC Day, We Will Remember is a reflection on the sacrifices made by those who serve on behalf of Australia and New Zealand.

Benny Allen captures the poignant story of some of our country’s biggest wars, in We Will Remember, which was a 2019 finalist in the Tamworth Songwriter’s Association Awards.

Aaron Jurd - Set Me On Fire     Country 31/01/2019
Strong vocal abilities set Lake Macquarie's Aaron Jurd apart from other artists and his self-penned debut release reached No. 5 on the iTunes chart.
WHEN you hit rock bottom, the only way is up, which is the message singer-songwriter Aaron Jurd is spreading with his new single, Set Me On Fire.

The single came from the artist's lowest point of his life to date when his home life wasn’t happy, he’d been burned by people he trusted and he wasn't achieving his musical goals.

Aaron Jurd - Hard To Breathe     Country, Pop 12/04/2019
Aaron Jurd is a top 5 iTunes charting country artist who has performed at the Golden Guitars and official opening of the Tamworth festival, and written with award-winning artists.
Hard To Breathe is an upbeat track that reminisces about all those feelings that come with new love and takes listeners back to that first kiss that takes your breath away. With its roots in country and branches edging slightly towards pop, this song makes you feel like dancing and will have you singing along, long after the final note.