Finalists for 2018 Announced

Finalists for 2018

1.  Male Vocal:

Graham Rodger – Our Love Will Always Live
Brian Letton – The Boyup Brook Waltz
Tom Maxwell – Behind the Boundary Gate

2. Female Vocal:

Sharon Heaslip – A Thousand Different Pictures
Trudy Hintz – Saddle Up and Ride
Dianne Lindsay – Uncle Harry

3. New Talent:

Jim Samphier – Greendog
Kate Daniel – Trading My Crown For a Ring
Bob Gregory – The Ghost of Bold Ben Hall

4. Instrumental or Vocal Group or Duo:

Peter Simpson/Alisha Smith – The Bushman’s Song
Terry Bennetts – Turquoise Bay
Lindsay Butler/Anthony Baxter – Things are not the Same on the Land

5. Album of the Year:

Sharon Heaslip – A Thousand Different Pictures
Graham Rodger – The Plains of Nappa Marrie
Brian Letton – Western Australia Calling me Home

6. Songwriter:

Dale Duncan / Keith Jamieson/ Ray Essery – The Clarence River
Graham Rodger – No More Waltzing Matilda
Brian Letton/Edwards – The Legend of Wally Dowling

7. Comedy Song of the Year:

Nev Malloy/ Bob Gregory – I’ve Been Married Mate
Brian Letton – She’s Gotta be Emu Export Mate
Sharon Benjamin – The Old Bush Telegraph

The Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards 2018

On Saturday 3rd February 2018 the Festival of Australian Country Music (more widely known as the Bungendore Muster) turns 33 and will play host to the 21st Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards.

Once again these awards have attracted nominations from the very best “Australian country artists” this country has to offer, and once again these awards have proven that the Bush Ballad is thriving and is a major component of today’s “modern” country music industry.

Announcements and presentations to the successful artists will take place with a special concert on Saturday evening 3rd February 2018 on the Greg Gordon stage at the Bungendore Showground featuring a performance by all 2018 finalists. These awards are a true celebration of the Bush Balladeer and the music of Australia and an experience never to be forgotten.

Thank you to all the artists, who supported the 2018 Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial awards, by nominating, and we must not forget the award judges who spent many hours sorting through the many nominations particularly when they were so close. It is this support that enables the committee to maintain the awards each year.

Congratulations to all who nominated for the awards and your wonderful material, and good luck with your current CD/s.

See you there!