Podcast Celebrates 50 Years of Tamworth Country Music Festival | Border mail

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Slip into your Ariats, slap your Akubra and start the engine, we’re on our way to celebrate the golden age of Australian country music. The iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. If you can’t make it to Australia’s country music capital in person, we’ll bring you the highlights. Our podcast series, Celebrating Aussie Country, highlights 10 established and emerging artists. For a sample of what’s in store, click on the Soundcloud link below. In the 10-part series, you’ll hear Adam Harvey talk about his adventure in the Outback, where he cheated death on a small plane. Shane Nicholson reflects on the inspiration behind the music for his latest album, Living in Color. Nine-time Golden Guitar winner Lyn Bowtell unveils her upcoming album. And these naughty guys from Redneck Gentlemen reveal the real reason they took the stage with their country rock renditions. Other artists included in the series are: Aleyce Simmonds, Charlie Fittler, Hurricane Fall, Johnny K, Jayne Denham and Sally-anne Whitten. All 10 episodes of the Celebrating Aussie Country podcast are available on Spotify starting January 1. To listen to them, you need to download the Spotify app on your mobile phone. Sign up for a free or premium membership and search for Celebrating Aussie Country. If you already have Spotify – and you’re reading this story on your mobile – click on the banner below and your phone will take you straight to the podcast. Each podcast episode includes an interview with the artist and some of his music. People with free Spotify subscriptions will hear a 30-second preview of the song, while those with premium Spotify subscriptions will be able to enjoy the full version. You can also listen on Spotify to the special playlist that we have compiled of the best recordings of each artist. The Tamworth Country Music Festival will run for 10 days starting January 14. Despite a return to restrictions on how venues can host indoor events, organizers of the Tamworth Country Music Festival are continuing their plans for their golden anniversary year. Outdoor concerts in the park and buskers will not be affected, but indoor events will need to be conducted in a safe manner against COVID. The festival was canceled in 2021, victim of the coronavirus and lockdowns. Read more

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