Adam Brand, The Sunny Cowgirls and more at Glengarry Country Music Muster
Adam Brand, The Sunny Cowgirls and more land at the expanded Glengarry Country Music Muster 2012 this weekend.
A huge weekend of country-themed entertainment is in store for Port Douglas, with the Glengarry Country Music Muster set to take over on Saturday. Boasting a huge line-up of both national and local names in country and acoustic music, the event is headlined by Golden Guitar-winner Adam Brand, on tour with his new album There Will Be Love.
He is joined by fellow headliners The Sunny Cowgirls, who were the top billed act at the inaugural event back in 2010 and will return for another big year of tunes.
Adam is one of Australia’s most celebrated modern country music artists, with three platinum and five gold albums to his name.
He’s been nominated for an ARIA for Best Country Album four times and has won a dozen CMAAs including multiple wins in the Song Of The Year and Male Vocalist categories.
Released last month, There Will Be Love is his ninth studio album and is sure to repeat the success of his past releases.
They might not quite have the same resume as Adam, but Sophie and Celeste Clabburn – better known to most as The Sunny Cowgirls – are no less exciting for country music fans.
No strangers to getting a bit of dirt under their fingernails in the pursuit of music, the girls are real Australian music, done just right.
“The songs we write come from a very real place – they’re always inspired by where we’ve been and the people we’ve met. If we stay away from the bush for too long, we find we just can’t write,” Sophie says.
Like The Sunny Cowgirls themselves, their new album, Summer, exudes warmth and the Australian spirit.
“It’s a happy, fun album full of good times and good feelings. We love our lives and we love this country, and that’s what we’ve tried to capture in the songs,” Celeste says.
The result is a stunning collection of real, heartfelt songs that capture life in the Australian bush in an authentic and contemporary way.
Also featuring a top local line-up of The Hillbilly Goats, Karrie Hayward, Dennis Cuthel, Leanne Tennant and Lani Brouwer, the owners of the Big 4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park say the greatly expanded event is perfect for music lovers of all ages.
Music Muster was a small event with The Sunny Cowgirls and a few local artists performing for the caravan park guests with free entry,” Margaret says.
“Last year, we decided to make it into a real music festival with five top artists and opened it up to the public. This year we are aiming for bigger and better and have added some great local artists to our star line-up.”
Adam Brand, The Sunny Cowgirls and more at the Glengarry Country Music Muster 2012 in Port Douglas this Saturday at Big 4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park, 70 Mowbray River Rd, Port Douglas. Gates open 3pm-late. Presale tickets (which include free camping on the night of the concert) are $50 adults, $10 children (aged 6-17 years, children under 6 free). Visit glengarrypark.com.au or phone 4098 5922 to book.
Share this article
The Sunny Cowgirls: Sophie and Celeste Clabburn.
Brand new album: Australian country star Adam Brand has a new CD.