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the AU interview: Adam Brand (Perth) on Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival, fans and plans for 2015!

Adam Brand is one of Australia's most loved and recognizable country music artists. The 12-time Golden Guitar winner is heading to Thredbo to headline the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival this month. I spoke to Adam about set lists, fan moments and what more we can expect in 2015.

Sheppard, Dan Sultan, 5SOS and Sia lead 2015 APRA Music Award nominations with multiple nods!

Today, the 2015 APRA Music Award nominees were announced, with some Australian songwriters emerging as particular hot contenders, nabbing multiple nominations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the likes of Sia and 5 Seconds of Summer jumped off the page, both with three nominations to their name, while the Brisbane pop juggernaut that has become Sheppard lead the pack at four nom's.

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

Album News Weekly: 3 June 2014

In This Issue: A nice short list this week, but it's still crammed full of cool stuff. MS MR have put out another mix tape, Jonathon Boulet is releasing a new one, and 50 Cent came out of nowhere and dropped his new record last week! Heaps more inside, have a read!

Gig Announcements: Sydney and NSW - 11th October 2013

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In this issue: Shining Bird to launch debut album, New release from Adam Brand, Stafford Brothers to perform at Marquee, The Star, New solo direction for Eleanor Dunlop, Vaudeville Smash release new EP, Movement release Giraffage remix and announce Sydney gigs, Infinity Broke single launch, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes release Black Coffee, Hollie Smith announces Sydney show, Gym Class Heroes live at The Star, DJ Jazzy Jeff jetting down for Australia tour, Lady Killers – the all girl Halloween spectacular, Private Life announce ‘Escalator’ showcase and Marcel Khalife returns to Concert Hall.

The countdown to the 2013 Gympie Muster has begun!

The Gympie Muster 2013 is fast approaching with only a few weeks to go until the August Country Music Festival. Held in Amamoor Creek State National Park, Queensland from August 22nd - 25th, this is the perfect setting to enjoy the best of country music and rock 'n' roll in the Aussie outback.

Aussie favourites complete CMC Rocks North QLD 2013 Lineup!

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Country Music Channel have announced Aussie favourites Adam Brand, McAlister Kemp, Buddy Goode, The Wolfe Brothers, Jayne Denham and Doug Bruce and the Tailgaters will complete the lineup for CMC Rocks North QLD 2013 at Reid Park, Townsville.

These artists will join already announced international acts Alan Jackson, Sara Evans, Corb Lund and local acts Jasmine Rae and Morgan Evans.

Gympie Music Muster 2013 make their first announcement with country music's best!

The Gympie Music Muster is back this year with international headliners announced and a list of CMAA Golden Guitar winners. Headlining this year's festival are killer Tex-mexer's The Mavericks making their first Australian appearance ever.

CMC Rocks the Hunter 2013 line up announced.

The CMC Rocks the Hunter festival is the biggest International Country & Roots Festival situated outside of North America. The festival is heading back to Australia its sixth year, and it's bringing some of the best international and local country and roots performers with it.

Get your tent ready, pack your sleeping back and tuck your harmonica in your pocket and get ready to camp out for next years killer 3-day CMC Rocks the Hunter festival.

CMC 2013 Line Up:

Adam Brand wins 5th CMC Oz Artist of Year award at the CMC Music Awards 2011!