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Mildura Country Music Festival broadcast

enadmin, 3rd October 2012

It's on again! Australia's biggest showcase of independent country music talent, the Mildura Country Music Festival, is happening now (yep, right now).

Live broadcast

The Community Radio Network presents a live broadcast from the Southern Stars, the Australian Independent Country Music Awards, on Saturday 6 October. Stations accessing the national CRN satellite service can take their listeners direct to the awards from 18:00 - 22:00 EST.

DDN capture

Digital Delivery Network (DDN) capture will be available for stations through Extras 1. Two files will be captured to DDN computers: "Southern Stars 2012 pt1" and "Southern Stars 2012 pt2". 

An on-air promo is available to promote this broadcast to your listeners: please contact CRN staff for this or any other information relating to the show.

Media release

LUKE O’SHEA and duo’s CAMILLE & STUIE & CARTER & CARTER head the list of finalists for the 2012 Southern Stars - the 15th Australian Independent Country Music Awards, presented by ii net.

Luke scored four finalist berths while Camille and Stuie and Carter & Carter have three finalist births in a year that sees a total of 22 artists featuring in the eight judged categories.
Luke, Carter & Carter and Camille & Stuie are head to head in Single of the Year and Album of the Year.

Luke’s entries include The Drover’s Wife in Single, Album, Heritage and Male Vocal. Beverley Joy secured two nominations for Camille & Stuie in Single and Group/Duo with Big Days & Little Years picking up an Album nomination while Carter & Carter have Dance In The Rain in Single and Group/Duo, and To The Moon & Back in Album.

JETTY ROAD, DAVIDSON BROTHERS and MITCHELL SHADLOW are also multiple finalists with two nominations apiece. “We received nominations from 66 individual artists and groups,” said Awards Co-ordinator John Arnold. “In the eight judged categories there was a mix of well-established artists together with some outstanding emerging talent,” he said. “Many of the 22 finalists have already achieved significant chart success with radio singles over the past year,” Mr Arnold emphasised, “and many have also released very successful new recorded product, albums or EPs, in the last 12 months.”

“The Festival plays a major role in fostering Australian country music talent and on behalf of ii net I would like to congratulate all the nominees for the 2012 Southern Stars awards.”
You can find the full list of finalists on the website. 

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