A mini festival of country music heads to Newcastle

Stephen White Productions along with CMC, have put together  a mini travelling country music festival, showcasing the best of the new wave of country music. The This Crazy Life Tour will feature The Wolfe Brothers, Gord Bamford (Canada), Caitlyn Shadbolt, Troy Kemp, Christie Lamb, Jody Direen (NZ) and Craig Heath. It rolls into Wests New Lambton Saturday October 22.

The This Crazy Life album was released on June 3, went straight to number one on the iTunes Country Chart. Stephen White thought there was no better way to celebrate the achievement, than to hit the road with a line up of some of the world’s most exciting country artists.

Stephen says the mini travelling festival will showcase what is happening in modern country music.

“The idea is to entice people to come and experience the energy and excitement that The Wolfe Brothers deliver and to also check out these other artists, all of whom are incredibly talented performers,” he says. “The music is exciting, the songs connect with people and my view is that in many cases it is rock music with a storyline.”

The tour will feature seven acts from three countries for one night only in each of the tour cities. “The new wave of Australian country music artists needs a platform to connect with the Australian public,” he says. “We are behind the times with the public’s perception of what country music is. In America country music is a force to be reckoned with and every city, large and small, has at least one country music radio station. In fact there are more country radio stations than pop or rock stations in the USA. Country music has such a broad appeal across America that it is common for country artists to fill football and baseball stadiums regularly in huge urban centres like New York, Boston, and Chicago. Country music is massive business in America due to its broad appeal in all demographics.”

This Crazy Life tour
– Wests New Lambton Oct 22

The Wolfe Brothers

Gord Bamford

Caitlyn Shadbolt

Troy Kemp

Christie Lamb

Jody Direen


Written by Newcastle Live

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