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Call the Magnet with the password for your chance to win one of three double passes to see James Blundell and The Sunny Cowgirls when they bring their Fresh Off The Farm tour to Club Sapphire, Merimbula this Sunday.
Doors open at 2pm. Adults $32, kids under 15 $17.
Australian country music has built its success on stories about the the outback, working farms and the wonderful characters who choose to live their lives outside the confines of the city but very few of its stars have actually lived the stories they sing about.
James Blundell and The Sunny Cowgirls are two acts who have experienced first hand the highs and lows of working on the land and now for the first time they are teaming up on a national tour showcasing the songs that document all that is great about rural Australia.
Like James whose return to the family farm has been widely reported in the nation’s media, Cowgirls Sophie and Celeste were both raised on a farm and continue to live and work on properties during their touring downtime.
Whether it's tending to lambs, shearing sheep or inspecting property on the back of a horse these three country music stars feel right at home on the land.
Fresh Off The Farm will shun the predictable opening act/headline act format that both acts have been part of many times over the years in favour of a truly collaborative event showcasing all of their biggest hits.
Over the course of the 2 1/2 hour show they will share the spotlight, performing each other’s material and sharing the many yarns and jokes you'd expect from these truly Australian performers.
James Blundell’s days as a top 40 pop star may be well and truly behind him yet his music and songwriting has never been so relevant.
Each of his past 4 albums have been critically acclaimed and at different times nominated for major trophies at APRA, ARIA and CMAA Awards.
Only recently he was named as the inaugural recipient of the Country Music Channel’s Hall Of Fame who recognised his achievements in bringing country music to the mainstream and a younger demographic of listeners.
His latest album ‘Woolshed Creek’ was recorded in the woolshed on the family farm just outside of Stanthorpe and statements such as "... Finely honed sketches of rural life that show Blundell's knack for both sweet hooks and heartfelt, humorous storytelling” (The Age) have become a common occurrence.
With numerous golden guitar awards, an ARIA and more than 500,000 album sales over the course of his 25 year career James Blundell is truly one of this country’s most talented and prolific songwriters and performers.
The Sunny Cowgirls are one of Australia’s greatest and most popular live country music acts who have performed well over 500 live shows, released released four albums, numerous hit singles and achieved CD sales in excess of 80,000 over the past seven years.
Blonde, confident and charming with a great story to tell, “The Sunnies” deliver their shows with gusto, laughs and plenty of fun for those in the audience and those onstage too.
Their infectious energy whilst performing has seen them grow into headline acts for major festivals and events.
Modest yet cheeky, The Sunny Cowgirls are perhaps one of Australian Country Music’s best-known brands whose no bull attitude that has only enhanced their popularity. Their wicked ways combined with love of the land is on show for all to see and they couldn’t be prouder of it.