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Beccy Cole - Poster Girl

Discussion in 'Music, Movies, TV, & The Arts' started by Hails, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    Beccy had written and sung this song for all of her fans that had dumped her all because she supported the war in Iraq, she got Queen of Country with this song this year at the Country music festival at Tamworth, Good on her i reckon ;) O0

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    Cole song nominated
    A SONG responding to criticism about her tour to Iraq has earned Beccy Cole five nominations for tonight's Country Music Awards of Australia and pushed her career in a new direction.

    The South Australian, 34, along with country great Lee Kernaghan, are set to dominate the Golden Guitars awards, the highlight of the annual Tamworth country music festival.

    Kernaghan, already a winner of 20 Golden Guitars, has six nominations, including male artist of the year, album of the year and APRA song of the year.

    Despite his past success, Kernaghan said the awards were always a nerve-racking occasion.

    "It's a mixture of nervous tension, excitement and heart palpitations," he said.

    While Kernaghan's name is sure to be repeated throughout the event, Cole's patriotic single Poster Girl is almost guaranteed to be the talking point.

    Penned in response to a critical letter from a fan following Cole's tour to Iraq to entertain troops during Christmas 2005, the song is about being proud of Australian diggers.

    Poster Girl has earned her several nominations.

    http://www.bordermail.com.au/news/bm/national/632271.html

    Kernaghan the king of country music ... and Beccy's the queen


    Lee Kernaghan presenter Georgie Parker at Tamworth yesterday.
    Photo: Lisa Wiltse

    Angela Cuming
    January 28, 2007

    LEE Kernaghan was the undisputed king of country at the Country Music Festival awards in Tamworth last night.

    The singer won four Golden Guitars, including male vocalist of the year and album of the year, at a ceremony at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre.

    He also picked up awards for top-selling album The New Bush and heritage song of the year Close As A Whisper.

    Beccy Cole won three Golden Guitars - female artist of the year, APRA song of the year, for Poster Girl, and single of the year for the same song.

    Rising stars the McClymonts won for group or duo of the year with their album Something That My Heart Does.

    Cole - accompanied on the red carpet by two young girls from the Starlight Make-a-Wish Foundation - was thrilled by her success.

    "Every year I come to Tamworth it's always really exciting but tonight, being up for so many awards, makes it extra special," she said.

    "I was blown away by the public's reaction to Poster Girl. In a way I am not surprised because it is a very heartfelt song and it means a lot to me, especially because it is the first song I have ever written about Australia and I am very proud of that."

    More than 50,000 people have poured into the northern NSW town for the 10-day festival, celebrating its 35th year.

    About 800 artists braved searing temperatures to strut their stuff in the town's pubs, halls and streets.

    Kernaghan, 42, has been coming to the Tamworth Country Music Festival since 1979. At just 13, he won the under-15 category in the festival's talent quest.

    "For me it only seems like a heartbeat ago I was here with my first album, and that was really the beginning of the success," Kernaghan said last night.

    "And before that it was probably 15 years of coming to Tamworth and slogging it out in the pubs and clubs, and I'm glad I did all that."

    On Thursday night Kernaghan performed to 20,000 people at an outdoor concert to raise money for Aussie Helpers, which supports farming families struggling to cope with the drought.

    The 35th Country Music Awards also featured an award to Keith Urban for outstanding achievement in country music. Urban, married to actress Nicole Kidman, recently completed a stay at the Betty Ford Clinic in California after battling alcohol problems.

    Source: The Sun-Herald
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/kernaghan-the-king-of-country-music/2007/01/27/1169788746628.html