MUSTER TO DELIVER BEST OF BEST
Audiences at this year's Toyota National Country Music Muster are guaranteed of seeing 'the best music in the country' with six of this week's Top 20 selling Australian country artists set to appear live.
Toyota Muster Coordinator, Brian Sansom said for the past three weeks Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys' latest album 'Foggy Highway' has topped the Australian Artist Country Chart as compiled by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA), in cooperation with the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA).
"Perth sisters 'Sunny Cowgirls' are currently riding at #5 with their debut album 'Little Bit Rusty', followed by Adam Brand at #6 with his latest release 'Get Loud'," Brian Sansom said.
"Then there's Adam Harvey at #8 with 'Can't Settle For Less', Beccy Cole at #13 with 'Feel This Free' and John Williamson at #15 with 'True Blue - The Very Best of John Williamson'", Mr Sanson said.
More than 130 different acts are set to appear in 13 different venues during the six days of the Toyota Muster.
"To add to this already impressive list of Australian country artists, audiences will also see Melinda Schneider, Jake Nicolai and Samantha McClymont…not to mention Diesel, Jeff Lang, Lil' Fi, Mia Dyson, Fruit and Kevin Bennett & The Flood," Mr Sansom said.
"And on an international front…Australian expatriates, Max Merritt & The Meteors (USA); internationally acclaimed trumpet player, Wayne Cobham (USA); Serena Ryder (Canada), Joni Harms (USA) and Doug McLeod (USA)," he said.
"There's also bush poets, dancing, a children's venue and country's richest talent search; the Maton Talent Search worth $25,000 in cash and prizes."
Discounted tickets are available until 0900am July 4th, 2005. Those interested can order online at www.muster.com.au or phone the Muster Hotline on (07) 5482 2099.
The Toyota National Country Music Muster is an initiative of the Apex Club of Gympie and is now entering its 24th year.
The festival is held in Queensland's beautiful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park in the last full week of August (August 23-28, 2005).
Some 25,000+ people, from right across the globe, annually attend the festival and of these 15,000 camp-out for the entire six days.
All proceeds raised are donated to charity. In 2004, the Toyota Muster raised in excess of $960,000. Gympie Toyota National Country Music Muster 2005 more details coming soon!
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