Country Music Raceday - What's On?

The 2017 Country Music Raceday will be a ripper of a day and is so popular it's back for its third year running. There will be endless entertainment and fun, inspired by the boot-scootin lifestyle.

 

 

 

Troy Cassar-Daley

Troy Cassar-Daley

There are few artists that can claim the kind of accolades that Troy Cassar-Daley has amassed throughout his career.  10 studio albums, 4 ARIA’s, 35 Golden Guitars, 2 APRA Country Song of the year awards, 9 Deadlys (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards), 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards plus the 50th inductee into the prestigious Australasian Roll Of Renown. He has sold in excess of 500,000 albums and received gold and platinum records.

 

The Wolfe Brothers

The Wolfe Brothers

The band released 2 singles off the This Crazy Life album in 2016. First was the title track – “This Crazy Life” which was followed by “When I Was The One”. Both songs went to #1 on the National radio chart and the CMC video chart. The album was nominated as a finalist in the 2016 ARIA Country Album Of The Year category. This was followed with two Gold Guitar nominations for the 2017 Australian Country Music Awards as finalists in The Group/Duo of the Year  and also for Album Of The Year.

 

Benn Gunn

Benn Gunn

From humble beginnings, Benn has certainly carved out a niche place in the Australian Country Music Industry. With a swag of nominations and awards under his belt there is a wave of energy behind him as he takes his second studio album to the world. His awards pedigree includes Best New Talent in the 2011 Australian Independent Country Music Awards, nominated for Best New OZ Artist and Artist of the Year in the CMC Music Awards 2012, "Best New Artist" in the National Category of the Victorian Country Music Awards and the 2014 MO Award for "Slim Dusty Country Act of the Year".

 

Baylou

Baylou

Baylou’s debut single ‘Target On My Heart’ was a #1 Australian Country single – topping the CMC Top 30 Countdown, as well as peaking at #3 on the National Country Radio Airplay chart. They were also chosen by a panel of Australian music industry experts to represent Australian Country Music, via Commercial Radio Australia’s New Artist To Nashville prize, at the CMA Music Festival’s Global Artist Party in Nashville USA.

 

Phoebe Jay

Phoebe Jay

Currently 2017 ICAMA Most Popular Independent Australian New Talent and Tamworth’s 2017 Wests Aristocrat Junior Country Entertainer of the Year also being nominated Duel Finalist for 2018 National awards for Independent Country Music Australian are among the many achievements in her musical journey so far. Phoebe Jay is the freshest young country music singer songwriter artist currently touring big festivals and large music events in Australia. This all at the tender age of 15 Years.

 

Brooke Schubert

Brooke Schubert

Brooke’s tongue in cheek YouTube video to Keith Urban went viral on social media and she was soon contacted by Urban's Management Team and invited to join Keith on stage at his Townsville Show to perform with him the duet 'We Were Us'. She was then asked to join Keith for his Australian Tour, which allowed Brooke the opportunity to travel and perform the hit song with Urban in front of thousands of screaming country music fans at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the All Phones Arena in Sydney and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Brooke Schubert was also a contestant on The Voice - Team Seal 2017.

 

Bridget O'Shannessy

Bridget O'Shannessy

At just 17 years old, Bridget O'Shannessy is set to be the new sweetheart of country music. Endearing and engaging with a natural talent for crafting tunes that appeal to a wide audience.

Already an award-winning singer-songwriter, Bridget first sang on stage at just nine; has opened for Gotye’s ‘The Basics’; performed at numerous high profile events, including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Muster and Urban Country Music Festival; and most recently showcased her original work as a finalist in a Nashville songwriting competition and on the cat walk at Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver.

 

Jade Lansky

Jase Lansky

Having recently returned from Nashville to promote his debut album Jase is fast becoming a radio favourite around Australian Country Music radio stations. His two single releases from his album “Rip it up!” have both hit Top 40 charts here and overseas and he is about to embark on a country wide tour. His music has been nominated for a number of awards as both a singer and as a songwriter here in Australia, and between shows he is currently working on his next album.

Jase will be performing at the Meeting Point Bar (gate 4 entry) between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.


Country Market Stalls

Looking to get into the Outback Spirit but don’t have the gear to match? Fear not! Visit some of Queensland’s best Country Market Stalls out on the Public Lawn to kit up and look the part. Keep your eye out for the infamous Ringers Western and Four Hats Stalls!


Johnny Ringo's Fashion on the Field

Break out the RM’s, the denim and your Akubra for the Fashions on the Field competition! A twist on the traditional, judges will be looking for contestants who embrace the Australian country theme and represent the style of the outback!

Categories

Best Dressed Women's Country Wear
Best Dressed Men's Country Wear

Prizes - Best Dressed Women's Country Wear

WINNER

  • $1,000 Johnny Ringo's Party Voucher

RUNNER-UP

  • $500 Johnny Ringo's Party Voucher

Prizes - Best Dressed Men's Country Wear

WINNER

  • $1,000 Johnny Ringo's Party Voucher

RUNNER-UP

  • $500 Johnny Ringo's Party Voucher

Judges

Bridget O'Shannessy

    Bridget O'Shannessy

 

Brooke Schubert

    Brooke Schubert

    Zelle Ringo

 

Schedule

Registrations open: 11:00 AM
Heats Begin: 12.59PM
Finals Begin: 1.34PM

*Times are subject to change depending race times

 

 

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