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THE MCCLYMONTS

the AU Interview: Brooke McClymont of The McClymonts (NSW) on songwriting, family and being on the road

Brooke McClymont is one third of the award-winning country trio, The McClymonts along with her two sisters Sam and Mollie. Currently on their Forever Begins Tonight tour and promoting their fourth studio album Here’s To You & I, Brooke speaks to us about song writing, keeping it in the family and being on the road.

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.

Golden Guitars announce 2015 finalists!

Country music’s night of nights, The Golden Guitars will be held in Tamworth on 24 January 2015 and all the finalists have just been announced, with golden girl Kasey Chambers and acclaimed singer/songwriter Luke O’Shea heading up the list.

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!

The State of Affairs - Latest Music News: 3rd December 2012

In the column this week, it's all about ARIA's and opportunities. You can get yourself to another award show over in the states, with a chance to perform at the Grammy's, AMRAP also fights to survive so that it can continue to distribute music to community radio, and Allens Billy Hyde are saved.

Morgan Evans Releases Debut EP; Tour Kicks Off Tonight!

Singer songwriter Morgan Evans is ready to release While We're Young through Warner Music this month and also has announced a run of tour dates, kicking off tonight! The EP, recorded in Nashville, is full of guitar-driven anthems and groove-based tracks which are bound to get inside your head and grab your attention instantly.

Tour News: I AM GIANT Australian Tour, The McClymonts TWO WORLDS COLLIDE Tour Dates, Hugo Race announce Tour Dates for East Coast Australia

I Am Giant returns to Australia in late June for their second headline tour this year.

The 5 date tour is in support of the UK based bands’ latest single
‘Purple Heart’ taken from their critically acclaimed debut album.

I AM GIANT ‘PURPLE HEART’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Support bands to be announced.
Tickets on sale from Friday May 11th

Thurs 28th June Perth – Amplifier
tickets from www.moshtix.com.au

Sat 30th June Brisbane – X@Y

Top 10 Finalists announced for the Telstra Road to Discovery.

Ten of Australia’s most promising music artists have beaten hundreds of hopefuls from across the nation to become finalists in the Telstra Road to Discovery talent development program, announced at Sydney Olympic Park last week.

The McClymonts receive CMA 2011 Global Country Artist Award

The McClymonts have received the 2011 CMA Global Country Artist Award. The Australian sisters - Brooke, Samantha, and Mollie McClymont - were presented with the honour during the annual CMA International Reception held on November 7 as part of festivities around The 45th Annual CMA Awards. The Award was presented by CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore.