TodaysCountry94one A Winner At The 2016 People’s Choice Awards

TodaysCountry94one was a big winner in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.

The station’s show, The Australian Country Songwriters Show, won the Most Popular Program award at the 2016 awards ceremony, held in Tamworth on 21 January 2016.

Thank you to all of our listeners.

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GWANDALAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 9 JANUARY 2016

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WHO WILL BE THIS YEAR’S BRAND NEW STAR?

Another talented young country music performer will win the opportunity of a lifetime in this year’s Brand New Star competition, run by todayscountry94one.

Held annually since 2010, Brand New Star aims to foster and encourage emerging country music artists, giving them a platform to showcase their talents and launch musical careers.

With strong backing from sponsors and the country music industry, the quest has gone from strength to strength.

Last year’s winner, Adelaide singer/songwriter Angela Easson, took out the title from talented contenders in two keenly contested heats – held at Club Wyong and Everglades Country Club – and at the Grand Final, hosted by Central Coast Leagues Club.

Angela won $3000 courtesy of Central Coast Leagues Club, a one song recording serviced to the media and industry, the opportunity to perform at the Sydney Country Music Festival and ongoing support from todayscountry94one.

Chair of the judging panel, country music stalwart Rod McCormack, said he believed all 2015 finalists could have a future in the music industry.

Since its inception, Brand New Star has discovered and fostered some amazing talent, including previous winners Ash Sheehan, Makaylie Foodey, Bryce Sainty and Emily Markham, all of whom have gone on to develop their careers to wide acclaim.

Planning for Brand New Star 2016 is now well underway, with every indication the July event will be bigger and better than ever.  As in previous years, entrants will face the judges in two heats, with the top acts competing in the Grand Final for an outstanding prize package.

Entry is limited to contestants 16 years and over.

To enter Brand New Star 2016, fill out the entry form on this site (go to the Brand New Star page) , email admin@todayscountry94one.com or phone 0243232441.

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2016 People’s Choice Awards Finalists

Todayscountry94one is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for the “Most Popular Radio Station” in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.  The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony, to be held in Tamworth, on 21 January 2016.

Todayscountry94one presenters, The Outlaw, and Alan Gilmour, have been chosen as finalists in the “Most Popular DJ” category.

Todayscountry94one’s “The Australian Country Songwriters Show” is also a finalist in the “Most Popular Program” category.

Thanks to everyone who has voted for the station, its presenters and its shows.

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Apply now to join our next presenter training program.

Do you love country music and enjoy listening to todayscountry94one?  Then you might be interested in applying to join the next todayscountry94one presenter training course, which will get underway in the new year.

We’re looking for people with good computer skills, available time, plus a knowledge of, and an interest in country music.

If you fit the bill and would like to train to become a volunteer presenter, we’d like to hear from you.

To apply, just email your details to admin@todayscountry94one.com before January 31, 2016.

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Well Done, Clair!

Congratulations are in order for Clair Hayes, whose popular Request Show is heard on todayscountry94one, on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Four of Clair’s songs have been shortlisted in the Australian, Country, Children’s and Open categories of the 2015 Australian Songwriting Awards.

A list of 30 finalists will be announced at the end of October, and the 10 Finalists will be named at a gala dinner in Sydney on December 4 2015.

We wish Clair every success.

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Station’s Brand New Star quest named as a finalist in 2015 National Radio Awards

TodaysCountry94one has been named as a 2015 finalist in the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s National Radio Awards.

The station’s Brand New Star Quest is one of five finalists chosen by the judging panel in the Best Station Promotion, Sponsorship or Fundraising Campaign category.

The other finalists are Bordertown (SA), Byron Bay and Sydney stations.

CBAA Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset said the association had been overwhelmed this year by the record number of entries and an incredible standard of excellence.

Award winners will be announced at a special gala dinner at the CBAA annual conference to be held in November.

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) is an internationally recognised organisation established for the promotion of community broadcasting, including radio and television.

The CBAA has more than 270 member stations broadcasting nationwide, representing nearly 80% of Australia’s permanently licenced community radio stations.

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ADELAIDE SINGER/SONGWRITER IS 2015 BRAND NEW STAR

A young singer/songwriter from the Adelaide Hills, Angela Easson, has been named 2015 Brand New Star in front of a capacity crowd at Central Coast Leagues Club.

This year’s Brand New Star quest, the sixth organised by todayscountry94one, again put the spotlight on the high calibre of emerging talent in the country music industry.

Grand Final judges Max Jackson, Rod McCormack and Ron Sinclair had a difficult task, but were won over by Angela’s talent as a performer and songwriter.

Angela’s interest in country music began at the age of 10 in Mount Gambier and continued when she moved to Adelaide to continue her music career.

A 2010 CMAA Country Music Academy graduate, she was a 2011 Toyota Star Maker finalist, and had also been crowned international winner of the 2010 Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year award on Norfolk Island.

Angela released her debut EP in 2011, followed later the same year with her first single, ‘Cry Baby Cry’.

Her song writing talents have also been widely recognised. She won the South Australian APRA Modern Country Song of the Year and Overall Country Song of the Year Awards in 2010, was a finalist in the 2013 MusicOz Independent Music Awards and in 2014 was a finalist in the Tamworth Songwriters’ Association National Songwriting Contest.

As Brand New Star 2015, Angela has won $3000 cash, courtesy of Central Coast Leagues Club, plus a one song recording with Simon Johnson of Hillbilly Hut Studio, distributed to media by CRS Publishing.

Another singer/songwriter, Melanie Gray, was selected as the winner of a one-on-one performance workshop with country music star Gina Jeffreys.

A graduate with a Bachelor of Music, Melanie was a finalist in this year’s Coca Cola Battle of the Bands and was a 2014 Brand New Star Grand Finalist.

Congratulations are extended to all 2015 Brand New Star entrants, who set such a high standard.

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Thank You To Our Listeners: We Are Very Proud Of These Trophies

 

Thank you to our listeners for making TodaysCountry94one the Most Popular Radio Station at the People’s Choice Awards, 2012, 2014 and 2015.  The above photo shows all three awards on display together.

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Prousty’s Bush Laureate Award

TodaysCountry94one personality, David “Prousty” Proust, has won the Bush Laureate Award for his single, “The Auction”, at the 2015 Australian Bush Laureate Awards, which were held as part of the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The Australian Bush Laureate Awards were established in 1996 to recognise excellence in published and recorded Australian bush poetry. Congratulations to Prousty from everyone at todaysCountry94one.

Photo: Prousty and his award, photographed with Max Ellis.

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