Well hello my friends and I hope this finds you well and good - thankyou for being a part of my life :) What an amazing year I have had - my new album A THOUSAND DIFFERENT PICTURES has far exceeded any ideas I had of what was going to be the outcome.
I am thrilled to bits that you are all loving the music - so many varied songs that have appealed for what ever reason suits - that'll do me :) Wonderful achievements in songwriting recognition too. :)
So, the single track A Thousand Different Pictures (since release in May 2017 – CRS DD5) has:
Stayed in the Top 40 Country Tracks Charts - 14 weeks 2017
#4 Australian Songwriting Awards - Australian Country Song 2017
Winner TSA Bev Daniel Commemorative Award for Traditional Bush Ballad of the Year 2018
Winner Female Vocal - Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards 2018
Dad's Younger Days- Finalist TSA Bev Daniel Commemorative Award for Traditional Bush Ballad of the Year 2018
Lord Hear My Cry, O Lord Take Me There, Because I Have You - Semi Finalist in the 2018 TSAs.
O Lord Take Me There - #6 Australian Songwriting Awards - Australian Gospel Song 2017.
Because I Have You and Where Has My Australia Gone - both stayed in the Australian Country Radio Charts for 6+ weeks
A Thousand Different Pictures Album - Finalist Album of the Year - Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards 2018 and Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards 2017. (where I was also Finalist Female Vocal )
Festivals have been wonderful - Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash, Bundaberg Coads Country Muster, Port Pirie SA, Mildura CM Festival and getting to sing on the Awards Night concert, Temora NSW, Victoria shows and all sorts have had the most wonderful outcomes - I pinch myself at times.
2018 is shaping up to be just as fast and wonderful - Grandchester Qld, Terara NSW - near Nowra, Condobolin and then Hartwood NSW, Mulwala, Strathmerton, Barham - VIC/NSW border - all wonderful opportunities.
I am going to be doing something so very different for me - A Patsy Cline Tribute Show - in full costume - never have I ever done that before - so watch for pics etc.
Oh - and did I forget to mention I have a YouTube Video - made at Enrec Studios with Steve Newton - Turning Gravel Into Gold - have a look at that :)
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I am thrilled to get to talk to you all - I wish you well and look forward to singing for you anytime xoxoxo