CMAA Academy of Country Music: Tamworth’s Charlotte Miller Seizes the Perfect Opportunity to Be Mentored by Country Music Royalty | The daily leader of the North


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WHEN 18-year-old Charlotte Miller sings, she uses her music as an outlet to express her deepest emotions. Tamworth teenager Gomeroi has secured the opportunity of a lifetime after being accepted into the prestigious CMAA Academy of Country Music course. She hopes it will bring her one step closer to her dream career. “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember,” she told The Leader. “I started writing music and making songs when I was 12. “But it’s only recently, in the last two years, that I’ve started to grow more and finish some songs, putting them together and going out with my singing and playing.” Ms Miller was awarded the John Minson Fellowship to attend the academy in 2023 after it was postponed this year due to COVID-19. The course provides mentorship opportunities through the crème de la crème of country music artists in Australia, including Troy and Jem Cassar-Daley, and former INXS member Andrew Farriss.The Oxley High School graduate said she was delighted to take the next step in his journey as an artist. “It means a lot because there is a lot of knowledge and experience that I can take advantage of on the fellowship which I am really excited to be a part of,” he said. she declared. “I’m really excited to meet everyone and get to gain new experiences and see what I can do to improve my music. .” READ ALSO: Ms. Miller grew up in rural Queensland listening to artists like Johnny Cash and Kasey Chambers. “Country music has always been part of my lifestyle,” she said. “I really write what I feel. It’s my emotions when I write, it’s a positive outlet for my emotions.” At only two years old, she could sing the chorus of Johnny Cash’s well-known song “It Ain’t Me Babe”. finished second in her age category in a talent quest at the age of 12 and in the following years began creating and writing her own music.Over the past year, Charlotte has played for the week of reconciliation and NAIDOC week at Tamworth. Now she can’t wait to share her music with the world. “I’m currently finishing a song. I’ll be delighted when it’s all over,” she said. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date information to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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