Wow today was full of A listers it was such a privilege to watch these stars perform live.
We were lucky enough to have Andrew Swift who is nominated for Golden Guitar – Male Artist of the Year 2024. He won this category in 2023. He played 'You and Me and a Bottle of Whiskey' which he co wrote with Simone Sordello.
Jake Whittaker was a finalist in the Toyota Star maker, he is a rising country musician has a passion for live performance and songwriting, Jake's unique sound blends country influences with contemporary flair. Jake gave us a fantastic performance of ‘ Drink to that'
Lyn Bowtell’s Album ‘Wiser’, won Contemporary Country Album of the Year at the 2023 CMAA Golden Guitar Award. She is a ten-time Golden Guitar winner, Toyota Star Maker winner, MO award winner, 2022 Hands of Fame inductee and is the Artistic Director of the CMAA Academy of Country Music. She played live her song 'Papercut' what an amazing performance.
Courtney Keil was crowned ‘Best Female Vocal 2023 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards. She performed ‘Nothing like a sure bet.’
Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham ( from the Waifs) are nominated for 6 Golden Guitar Awards.
• Single of the Year – Size up
• CMT Video of the Year – Size Up
• Country music Capital News Group or Duo of the Year
• Song of the Year – Size up
• Traditional Country Album of the Year –Birdsong
• Toyota Album of the Year – Birdsong.
They played Size Up for us live, we were all singing and dancing along and having such a fun time.
And to round out our interview we had Proud Gumgaynggirr/Bundjalung man Troy Cassar-Daley who is such a great storyteller. Troy has a record breaking 40 Golden Guitars, 5 ARIAS, 3 APRA Song of the Year awards, 9 Deadlys, 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards plus 2 NIMAS. He was the 50th inductee into the Australasian Roll of Renown, numerous gold and platinum albums and has had a staggering 34 Number 1 chart singles. Troy played an a brand new song which brought me to tears ‘ Windradyne’
As well as getting a Surprise Visit by Jem Cassar-Daley.